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'I forgive you': The Clash's drummer Topper Headon makes peace with the man who sacked him - Features - Music - The Independent Combat Rock, Topper Headon, The Future Is Unwritten, Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, I Forgive You, Make Peace, Broken Leg, The Clash

'I forgive you': The Clash's drummer Topper Headon makes peace with

In the late 1970s, a drummer called Topper Headon joined The Clash, the most exciting rock'n'roll band in the world. There followed five years of non-stop playing, partying and drug-taking...but by 1982, Headon's heroin addiction was out of control, and Clash leader Joe Strummer was forced to sack him. Then things got really bad. Today, reflective and sober, he tells Mark Lucas his remarkable story