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Bob Dylan, Marilyn Manson On West Memphis Three Film Soundtrack

4th December 2012

Bob Dylan, Marilyn Manson and Patti Smith are among the stars who have recorded tunes for the soundtrack to an upcoming documentary about the West Memphis Three.Arkansas teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley,...

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One Direction Jam With Johnny

14th November 2012

One Direction have jammed with Johnny Depp. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor - who is also a keen musician - invited the boy band to his Los Angeles home studio in order to impress...

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Patti Smith Considered Pattinson & Kristen Stewart For Biopic

16th October 2012

Punk icon Patti Smith once tipped on/off lovers Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson to play herself and tragic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the film adaptation of her acclaimed memoir Just Kids.The Because The Night rocker...

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Patti Smith To Be Honoured At Pennsylvania College

27th September 2012

Rocker and poet Patti Smith is be honoured at a university in Pennsylvania next year (13) for her contributions to the arts.The Because the Night hitmaker will be presented with the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal...

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Patti Smith Voices Support For Russian Rockers At U.k. Festival

3rd September 2012

Rocker Patti Smith used her set at Britain's End of the Road Festival on Sunday (02Sep12) to voice her support for the imprisoned members of punk group Pussy Riot after they were sentenced to two...

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Russell Crowe And Patti Smith Team Up In Iceland

20th August 2012

Actor/singer Russell Crowe treated fans in Iceland to a surprise duet with rocker Patti Smith on Saturday (18Aug12), teaming up for a performance of her classic hit Because The Night.The Gladiator star, who was in...

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Suede Play New Songs At Hop Farm

2nd July 2012

Suede debuted new material as they closed Hop Farm Festival last night (01.07.12).The 'Trash' hitmakers - who reformed in 2010 after a seven-year hiatus - interspersed a greatest hits set with two new songs, 'Sabotage',...

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Patti Smith Completed Memoir At Pal Johnny Depp's French Home

22nd June 2012

Punk icon Patti Smith found the inspiration she needed to write her award-winning memoir Just Kids at the French home of former couple Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis.The Because The Night singer promised late artist...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal's Baby Named After Patti Smith's Gloria

14th June 2012

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal named her newborn daughter Gloria after falling in love with rocker Patti Smith's rendition of the Van Morrison classic.The Dark Knight star and her actor husband Peter Sarsgaard welcomed their second girl...

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Johnny Depp Helped Patti Smith Write Banga

6th June 2012

Johnny Depp helped Patti Smith record the title track of her new album, 'Banga'.The Hollywood star - who is also a guitarist - worked on the track after helping the singer record her initial vocal...

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Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins In 'Cbgb'

6th June 2012

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will play rock icon Iggy Pop in the upcoming rock 'n' roll film 'CBGB'.The film is a look at New York's punk rock music scene and is centred on CBGB,...

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Sting's Actress Daughter To Play Patti Smith In Biopic

5th June 2012

Sting's actress daughter Mickey Sumner has landed the coveted role of punk icon Patti Smith in star-studded new movie Cbgb.Sumner was added to the cast on Monday (04Jun12), alongside Foo Fighters rocker Taylor Hawkins, who...

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Patti Smith Was 'Heartbroken' By Amy Winehouse's Passing

1st June 2012

Patti Smith was devastated by Amy Winehouse's death last year (11) because she was a big fan of the Brit and was looking forward to hearing her musical evolution.The Because the Night hitmaker put her...

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The Things They Say 25306

30th May 2012

"I was very close to my brother, Todd, and he died at 42, and having Johnny in my life is like having a new brother." Punk icon Patti Smith on her friendship with Johnny Depp....

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30th May 2012

Patti Smith's new album Banga features tribute tracks to French actress Maria Schneider (Maria) and Amy Winehouse (This is the Girl) who both died last year (11).

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Patti Smith Blames Crew For Stage Plunge

23rd May 2012

Punk icon Patti Smith blames stage-hands for the infamous 1977 accident which left her in traction with a broken back, insisting they failed to leave enough room for her to perform.The singer took a tumble...

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The Things They Say 25250

23rd May 2012

"I'm not afraid of terrorism. I'm not afraid of the bomb. What I'm afraid of is an ecological apocalypse, our punishment for destroying the earth. The death of the bumble bee is more important to...

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Hop Farm Festival Final Acts Include Legendary Bob Dylan

16th May 2012

After immense success last year which saw Prince's first UK festival appearance, Kent's Hop Farm Festival returns with more of the world's most talented artists. The final acts announced include UK festival exclusives; the legendary...

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Shailene Woodley Eyes Patti Smith Movie Role

2nd May 2012

Actress Shailene Woodley has named her dream role - she's desperate to play rocker Patti Smith on the big screen.The Descendants star admits she's obsessed with the godmother of punk and has been reading Smith's...

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Richard Ashcroft To Play Hop Farm Festival

17th April 2012

Richard Ashcroft will play his only UK show at Hop Farm Festival in Kent. The 'Break the Night with Colour' hitmaker - formerly lead singer of The Verve - is among a large number of...

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Bob Dylan To Headline Hop Farm Festival

27th March 2012

Bob Dylan, Suede and Peter Gabriel will headline this year's Hop Farm festival. 'Blowin' in the Wind' folk legend Bob will be making his only UK appearance of the year at the event, while Suede...

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Pete Seeger, 92, Aims For Billboard Chart Record

19th March 2012

Today (March 19, 2012) marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's debut album. A four-Cd tribute album to the legendary artist has been released, in aid of Amnesty International and LA Times...

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Amfar New York Gala Pulls In Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford

9th February 2012

Last night, the annual amFar AIDS charity gala took place at the Cipriani Wall Street event space and raised over $1.4million for the cause, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The event, which is one...

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Steven Tyler, Joe Perry And Randy Jackson Team Up For Jay Leno

17th January 2012

Aerosmith stars Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will team up with bassist and American Idol judge Randy Jackson for a very special performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday (January 20, 2012),...

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Patti Smith Scraps Chelsea Hotel Show After Backlash

13th January 2012

Punk legend Patti Smith scrapped her controversial show at New York's famous Chelsea Hotel after a backlash from residents facing eviction from the landmark.The star was set to perform a gig at the hotel on...

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Patti Smith Addresses Chelsea Hotel Controversy In Statement

12th January 2012

Punk icon Patti Smith has addressed criticism aimed at her for agreeing to perform at an upcoming Chelsea Hotel concert, revealing the gig was her idea.Residents of the fabled New York haunt, many of which...

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Patti Smith Under Fire For Chelsea Hotel Gig

11th January 2012

Musician and poet Patti Smith is under attack after agreeing to perform at New York's fabled Chelsea Hotel on Thursday (12Jan12) for developers trying to evict longtime residents.The punk icon will hit the hotel's ballroom...

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Patti Smith Writes Song For Amy Winehouse

4th January 2012

Patti Smith has penned a musical tribute to Amy Winehouse.The 'Because the Night' hitmaker wrote a poem in ode to the British singer following her death in July last year and set the words to...

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Patti Smith Pens Amy Winehouse Tribute

3rd January 2012

Punk veteran Patti Smith has dedicated a track on her new album to tragic singer Amy Winehouse.The Because the Night hitmaker penned a poem to Winehouse following the British star's death in July last year...

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Patti Smith Pays Tribute To Late Playwright Jean Genet On Birthday

21st December 2011

Singer Patti Smith paid a special tribute to late French novelist Jean Genet earlier this week (beg19Dec11) by playing a surprise gig in his memory at New York's Museum of Modern Art.The Because the Night...

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