Clash bassist PAUL SIMONON agreed to join Damon Albarn's new band THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN after falling for the Blur frontman's bassline. Albarn formed the supergroup - which will include The Verve's SIMON TONG and TONY ALLEN from FELA KUTI's band - last month (JUL06). Simonon explains, "I could hear a bassline for it immediately and from that we started a whole new record."