Sixties Star Marianne Faithfull Fears French Capital Paris Is Still Under A Cloud Of Darkness Following The Terrorist Atrocities In November (15).
Gunmen and suicide bombers slaughtered dozens of victims in a wave of attacks across the city on 13 November (15), leaving 130 dead, including 89 rock fans attending a concert at the Bataclan theatre.
As Tears Go By singer Marianne, who has lived in Paris for years, was horrified as the attacks unfolded, and she feels a tangible sense of doom still hanging over the city months later.
She tells British publication The Independent Magazine, "There's still a darkness here, definitely. It was dreadful, especially at the Bataclan, where I've played. They were attacking the things they really hate: music, and kids flirting and drinking in cafes."
Veteran Singer Marianne Faithfull Blames Music Industry Bosses For Kurt Cobain's Death, Insisting The Nirvana Star Was Worked Into An Early Grave.
The As Tears Go By singer was left upset by Cobain's death from a gunshot wound in 1994, at the height of his fame, and she puts the responsibility for the tragedy firmly on industry executives who were handling his career.
Faithfull insists it was obvious the rocker was "fragile" and should have been cared for appropriately, and she points to his death as an indication of a lack of morals in the music business.
She tells British publication The Independent Magazine, "I think the worst example is Kurt Cobain. He was worked much too hard... He was obviously very fragile. He was pretty much worked to death. Not everybody wants that life... The words music industry and moral don't go together."
A hip infection has forced veteran singer Marianne Faithfull to postpone a series of upcoming gigs.
The As Tears Go By singer underwent surgery after breaking her hip last year (14), but it appears she's still not fully recovered and will have to undergo a further operation.
As a result, upcoming concerts in Greece, France, Japan and Turkey have been scrapped.
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British singer Marianne Faithfull has quit smoking after almost 50 years.
The As Tears Go By hitmaker, who was homeless and hooked on heroin at her lowest ebb, has puffed tobacco for decades but finally managed to quit earlier this year (14).
She tells W magazine she has now given up her main vices of drink and cigarettes, saying, "I'm anti-smoking now... I'm a simple girl, really. It was just heroin (I was addicted to). If you go into the seven deadly sins, things like drugs, alcohol, sex, smoking, that's all over. Sex, who knows? But as far as I can tell, I think it's probably over, yes."
Following a career that has so far spanned five decades, Marianne Faithfull has announced her 20th studio album, as well as a celebrator tour.
In celebration of her career's 50th anniversary, Marianne Faithfull is set to release a brand new single, 'Late Victorian Holocaust', at the end of September, 2014. The single is set to serve as the fifth album on her upcoming 20th studio album, entitled 'Give My Love to London'.
Marianne Faithfull began her music career at the age of 17
'Give My Love to London' is due for release on the 11th November, 2014, with a celebratory tour beginning a month earlier in October. The tour will celebrate her career which has so far spanned five decades, beginning when she was just 17 years old in 1964. The beginning of her career, between the years 1966 and 1970 were spent in a well-publicised relationship with Mick Jagger.
Marianne Faithfull - who dated Sir Mick Jagger for four years - has admitted it is an ''enormous'' pressure being in a relationship with the legendary rocker.
The 67-year-old singer - who dated The Rolling Stones frontman for four years - admits they are lots of unwanted extras that come from being the rocker's girlfriend but ''for a lot of people it's worth it''.
When asked what the pressures were, she told The Sunday Times magazine: ''I really couldn't say. And I wouldn't say. That's nobody's business.
Continue reading: Marianne Faithfull: Being Mick Jagger's Girlfriend Is A Lot Of Pressure
Singer Marianne Faithfull was threatened with a lawsuit by writer Lynn Barber following their infamous clash during an interview after the veteran pop star claimed the reporter asked if she had ever had sex with a dog.
Barber caused a storm in 2001 over an in-depth chat with Faithfull in which she exposed diva-like behaviour in a restaurant and revealed the meeting ended with the singer's manager "screaming insults" at the journalist.
Barber has now penned a book about her writing career and she reveals the infamous Faithfull interview had "a strange afterlife" because she later threatened the star with legal action over her account of their meeting.
Sixties icon Marianne Faithfull was delighted when British tabloid the News of the World was closed over a phone-hacking scandal as she blames the publication for her descent into drug addiction.
The singer/songwriter was dating Sir Mick Jagger in 1967 when she was caught up in the infamous police raid on Keith Richards' home in Redlands, England.
The drugs bust, which reportedly followed a tip-off from editors at the News of the World, sparked lurid rumours suggesting Faithfull was discovered at the property naked and wrapped in a fur rug, and the blonde beauty's world imploded.
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Charlie Watts has never read his Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards' autobiography 'Life' because he doesn't need to because he lived it with him.
The 'Paint it Black' drummer didn't bother to cast his eyes over the guitarist's autobiography - which caused controversy when it was published because Keith mocked singer Sir Mick Jagger for having a small penis in its pages - as he saw most of the incidents described first hand.
He said: ''I don't have to [read it]. I know him. He very kindly sent me a signed copy because I love signed books - I collect them - but it wasn't for me.''
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Model Karen Elson says ex-husband Jack White is one of the stylish men she's ever met.
The singer-and-model - who has a six-year-old daughter, Scarlett, with the White Stripes frontman - is huge admirer of her former spouse's fashion sense and says he helped her with her own style.
She said: ''He's one of the most stylish men I've ever met. He doesn't follow fashion, but he's very creative. He's got a really unique take. It's not based on what's hip or what's cool or what the flock is following. It's very specific to him. Just by watching him, he's helped me define my own sense of style.''
Continue reading: Karen Elson Praises Stylish Jack White
Date of birth
29th December, 1946