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Rollins with the Ruts


Paul Fox of the Ruts passed away last week from cancer. His death was not unexpected and, back in July, before the illness completely incapacitated him, he was able to arrange a Cancert Benefit show headlined by his old band. (And featuring many other great punk bands too.) As original Ruts singer Malcolm Owens himself died many years ago, that great American, Henry Rollins, stepped into the role of lead singer – and judging by the YouTube footage that has shown up from the concert, did a typically good job. Check Rollins here, singing “Staring At The Rude Boys,” and follow through for more songs from the same show.

There aren’t many people manage to arrange their own memorial while they’re still alive: kudos to Paul Fox for being one of the exceptions. A thread concerning his life and death is over at the iJamming! Pub, here. (Thanks to Pub Landlady Shona for the YouTube link.)

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