Keith Levene, founding guitarist of The Clash and Public Image Ltd, dies aged 65

Keith Levene
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Keith Levene, one of the most influential guitarists of British rock and post-punk, has passed away at the age of 65.

The news was confirmed in a statement posted to Twitter by author and writer Adam Hammond, who revealed Levene died yesterday (November 11).

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.