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Cbgbs To Become Boutique

23rd December 2007

Legendary New York club CBGB is to become a boutique fashion shop, it has been confirmed.The club, on the Bowery in the East Village, was forced to close last year after its lease expired and...

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Patti Smith Injured Onstage

22nd October 2007

Punk icon PATTI SMITH injured her arm after falling over onstage during a concert at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on Saturday (21Oct07). The singer, 60, was performing in the British capital at a gig dedicated...

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Moby's Impromptu Tribute Gig

2nd October 2007

Music stars PATTI SMITH and MOBY shocked fans at a T-REX tribute event in New York on Saturday (29Sep07), by jumping onstage for impromptu performances. The dance star claims he only attended the bash as...

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Harry + Smith Pay Tribute To Cbgb Boss

30th August 2007

Punk queens DEBORAH HARRY and PATTI SMITH have led the tributes to CBGB club founder HILLY KRISTAL, who lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday (29Aug07). Harry's Blondie and Smith performed early shows at Kristal's...

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Pearl Jam And Iggy Conclude Lollapalooza

6th August 2007

Legendary surf rockers Pearl Jam concluded Chicago's Lollapalooza festival yesterday with a two-hour set.The band played a huge number of tracks from their extensive back catalogue to a tired and somewhat groggy crowd.Chicago's mix of...

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Patti Smith 'Struggles' To Live In America

22nd May 2007

Punk poet PATTI SMITH finds it "difficult" living in her native America, because of her disdain for the current president, George W. Bush. The liberal singer, 60, supported Bush's Democrat rival John Kerry in the...

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Smith's Voice Helped By Healthy Living And Deep Breathing

10th April 2007

Legendary American rocker PATTI SMITH has credited the renewed strength of her vocal chords to her healthy living and deep breathing. The BABEL singer, who quit rock 'n' roll in the late 1970s to raise...

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Springsteen Shows Up At Own Tribute Concert

6th April 2007

Veteran rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN surprised fans last night (05APR07), when he turned up at a New York tribute concert held in his honour. The BORN IN THE USA star performed three songs to an ecstatic...

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Patti Smith To Play Three Gigs In One Night

4th April 2007

Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH will play three concerts in one night in New York City later this month (APR07). Smith will perform three times at the Bowery Ballroom on 24 April. The event, coined The...

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R.e.m. Joined By Berry For Hall Of Fame Induction

13th March 2007

Rockers R.E.M. were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York yesterday (12MAR07) - and were joined by original member BILL BERRY. Berry - who left the LOSING MY RELIGION band...

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Richards And Vedder To Induct Hall Of Fame Honorees

2nd March 2007

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS and PEARL JAM singer EDDIE VEDDER will help induct honorees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 12 March (07). Richards will induct the RONETTES, one week before...

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Stars Team Up At Tibet House Concert

27th February 2007

Collaborations were all the rage at the 17th annual Tibet House Benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, New York last night (26FEB07) with RAY DAVIES, DEBORAH HARRY, MICHAEL STIPE and PATTI SMITH giving music fans a...

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Fascinating Fact 2806

7th February 2007

Punk icon PATTI SMITH's new covers album will include her version of STEVIE WONDER'S PASTIME PARADISE and TEARS FOR FEARS' EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD....

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The Things They Say 3955

5th February 2007

"It's just two sisters playing dress up with someone else's money... (It'll be) DICkensian London mixed with some PATTI SMITH." Actress SIENNA MILLER on Twenty8Twelve, the new clothing line she has created with her sister...

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Glass Calls On Old Punks For Tibet House Show

24th January 2007

Acclaimed movie composer PHILIP GLASS is set to turn this year's (07) Tibet House benefit concert into a old punk reunion after asking LOU REED, PATTI SMITH and DEBORAH HARRY to join him onstage. Glass,...

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Smith Slams Apathetic Musicians

19th January 2007

Punk legend PATTI SMITH has blasted today's music stars for not being more vocal against the Iraq war - and struggles to understand their lack of interest in politics. The campaigning star believes it is...

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Smith Blasts Today's Work Shy Music Generation

19th January 2007

Punk rocker PATTI SMITH has blasted today's wannabe music stars - insisting they would rather moan about their lack of success than work harder for their dreams. Smith maintains working in menial jobs will end...

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Smith Poetry Skills Come From Stolen Book

19th January 2007

PATTI SMITH will never forget the book that inspired her to be a punk poet - she stole it from a shop when she was 16. The priestess of punk spied RIMBAUD's ILLUMINATIONS when she...

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Spector Hopes Hall Of Fame Recognition Helps Relaunch Career

14th January 2007

RONNIE SPECTOR's Rock + Roll Hall of Fame induction couldn't have come at a better time - she's launching a comeback with the help of KEITH RICHARDS and NEW YORK DOLLS star NICK ZINNER. Spector...

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Rem, Patti Smith + Van Halen Set For Hall Of Fame

8th January 2007

REM, PATTI SMITH and VAN HALEN have been named among the Class of 2007 as the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame names its latest inductees. The RONETTES and rap pioneers GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE...

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Miller Turns To Designing

4th December 2006

British actress SIENNA MILLER has launched a new clothing line with her fashion designer sister SAVANNAH. The ALFIE star, who recently split from actor JUDE LAW, is fronting the new Twenty8Twelve range, which is named...

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Grohl: 'Cbgb Was A Dump'

23rd November 2006

FOO FIGHTERS rocker DAVE GROHL wasn't among the mourners for recently shut-down New York City nightclub CBGB, because he played there once and it was a "dump". The iconic venue, a favourite of rockers like...

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Hall Of Fame Hopefuls Named

30th October 2006

REM, PATTI SMITH and VAN HALEN are among the nine acts on the ballot for the 2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. The trio is joined by the newly-reformed THE STOOGES, DAVE CLARK...

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Smith Perfected Spitting To Silence Hecklers

19th October 2006

Punk poet PATTI SMITH became so disgruntled with sexist hecklers mocking her carefully crafted verses during performances, she began spitting on the stage to silence them. The EASTER rocker was a regular at defunct New...

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Smith Plays Farewell Cgbg Gig

16th October 2006

LATEST: Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH played an emotional last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB last night (15OCT06), insisting the venue in which she was discovered will always be in her heart. The GLORIA...

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Harry Plays Penultimate Cbgb Show

15th October 2006

LATEST: BLONDIE stars DEBORAH HARRY and CHRIS STEIN performed the penultimate gig at New York City's famed club CBGB yesterday (14OCT06), calling the venue's closure "terrible". The CALL ME musicians played an acoustic set at...

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Blondie Duo To Play Penultimate Cbgb Show

9th October 2006

BLONDIE stars DEBBIE HARRY and CHRIS STEIN will perform the penultimate gig at New York City's famed club CBGB this Saturday (14OCT06). The CALL ME musicians will play an acoustic set at the punk mecca,...

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Bad Brains To Rock Cbgb One Last Time

4th October 2006

Hardcore legends BAD BRAINS will help close New York City's famed club CBGB next week (09-11OCT06), with three shows featuring the group's original lineup. The club, which launched the careers of the RAMONES and BLONDIE,...

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Patti Smith Performance To Close Cbgb

22nd September 2006

Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH will play the last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB next month (OCT06). The GLORIA star will perform alongside her longtime guitarist LENNY KAYE on 15 October (06). CBGB was...

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Smith: 'Mother Saved Me From Drugs'

11th September 2006

Legendary rocker PATTI SMITH credits the "responsibility" she felt towards her mother with saving her from drug addiction. Many of the singer's inspirations, including JANIS JOPLIN and JIMI HENDRIX, were destroyed by the lure of...

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