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Rolling Stone sits down with Jimmy Cliff and Tim Armstrong

September 6th, 2011

Rolling Stone sat down with Jimmy Cliff and Tim Armstrong to chat about their recent collaboration in the studio.

“I had no idea how it was going to work out,” Armstrong says. During their first session, he picked up an acoustic guitar and started jamming on the Clash’s “The Guns of Brixton.” Cliff watched for a while, then headed over to an old Jamaican hand drum and started playing along. “For 12 minutes, he was locked into this serious rhythm,” Armstrong says. “It was like magic.”

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