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Topper Headon
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Musician
    (May 30, 1955- )
    Birth Name is Nicky Bowen Headon
    Drummer for the Clash (1977-1982)
    Recorded with the Clash, 'London Calling,' 'Sandinista!' and 'Combat Rock'
    At the Clash's prime, with its definitive lineup, his heroin addiction got himself kicked out, starting the process of the band imploding into nothingness.
    His ejection happened suddenly after the release of their last great album, 'Combat Rock.'
    After the Clash's breakup, he attempted to reunite with fellow fired bandmate Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite, but even that didn't work out.
    He spent a year in jail for his drug offenses.
    He is still said to be addicted to heroin to this day.
    He joined the Clash planning (unbeknownst to them) to stay for only a year, at which time he would ditch the group for his own success.
    He received the least attention of the band members, even in the music videos (including 'Rock the Casbah').
    He was neither the first nor the last drummer for the Clash, but he is considered the best and an integral part of the group.
    The band's dissolution was not entirely his fault; Strummer and Jones had been at it for some time up to that point.
    A producer nicknamed him 'The Human Drum Machine' for his perfect sense of rhythm.
    He has long since made up with his bandmates (including the late Joe Strummer).
    In 'Westway to the World,' he candidly admits the damage his drug addiction did to the band.
    He wrote 'Rock the Casbah,' a song about the Middle East oil trade with an hilarious video.
    He would apologize to the band for his drug use, and he blames himself for its disintegration.

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