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Stars To Pay Tribute To Dylan

13th July 2006

PATTI SMITH, ROSEANNE CASH and BLACK CROWES siblings CHRIS and RICH ROBINSON have all signed up to perform at a BOB DYLAN tribute concert in New York. The stars will join PHIL LESH, CAT POWER...

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Smith: 'I'm No Musician'

6th June 2006

Legendary punk rocker PATTI SMITH refuses to be labelled a musician, insisting her songs are a political act rather than a craft. The BECAUSE THE NIGHT singer initially dreamed of a career in the opera...

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Stipe Honoured As A Humanitarian

27th April 2006

REM star MICHAEL STIPE was honoured for his humanitarian work in New York on Tuesday night (25APR06) as starry pals lined up to pay tribute. The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE singer was the guest of honour...

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Dylan Called To Save Poets' London House

19th March 2006

BOB DYLAN and PATTI SMITH have been called upon to help save the former London lovenest of French poets PAUL VERLAINE and ARTHUR RIMBAUD - which is rapidly falling into disrepair. The rockers have both...

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Ex-lovers Gabriel + Arquette Meet Up For Rockumentary

16th March 2006

Former lovers PETER GABRIEL and ROSANNA ARQUETTE sat down for an awkward chat as the actress filmed her new documentary ALL WE ARE SAYING. Film-maker Arquette interviewed rock superstars like Gabriel, PATTI SMITH, STING and...

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Fascinating Fact 561

23rd November 2005

Punk icon PATTI SMITH joined U2 frontman BONO for a version of JOHN LENNON's INSTANT KARMA as part of the encore of the Irish rock group's seventh show of 2005 at New York's Madison Square...

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Kanye And Patti Join U2

20th September 2005

KANYE WEST and punk icon PATTI SMITH have been added to U2's expanded Vertigo world tour. The acts join the likes of KEANE, PEARL JAM, BECK and JOHN MAYER, who have already signed up...

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Cbgb Fights On

2nd September 2005

LATEST: HILLY KRISTAL may have lost the lease for his beloved New York club CBGB, but he refuses to go down without a fight. The 72-year-old punk patriarch has continued to book acts...

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Madonna's Belly Button Tops Body Parts Poll

30th August 2005

MADONNA's belly button has topped a quirky new music poll of the Most Incredible Rock Star Body Parts. The singer's navel beat KEITH RICHARDS' liver, MICHAEL STIPE's skull and POGUES star SHANE MacGOWAN's teeth...

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Judge Saves Cbgb Club From Eviction

11th August 2005

New York City's legendary CBGB nightclub has been saved, after a judge ruled the punk Mecca cannot be evicted from its Bowery location just because its owner failed to notice he owed its landlords rent...

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Punks Fight To Save Cbgb Club

28th July 2005

LATEST: Punk icons the MISFITS and the VANDALS are teaming up to help save struggling New York music mecca CBGB as part of a month-long bid to keep the venue from closing. Club owner...

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Lewis Craves Patti Smith Biopic

22nd July 2005

Actress-turned-rock chick JULIETTE LEWIS wants to combine her two loves in a movie biopic of punk legend PATTI SMITH. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS star has been linked with a much mooted film about tragic...

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Rem Perform With Patti Smith

18th July 2005

REM concluded their world tour in spectacular style on Saturday (16JUL05) night, by inviting punk legend PATTI SMITH to perform with them on stage in London's Hyde Park. The HORSES singer joined the MICHAEL...

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Patti Smith Awarded Top French Cultural Honour

11th July 2005

Veteran punk PATTI SMITH was awarded one of France's most prestigious cultural honours yesterday (10JUL05) in recognition of her services to rock music over the last 30 years. The HORSES singer was made a...

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Patti Smith Sought Morrissey's Advice Over Meltdown

12th June 2005

Punk icon PATTI SMITH got in contact with morose rocker MORRISSEY for advice when she landed the prestigious position as artistic director of this year's (05) MELTDOWN FESTIVAL in London. The BECAUSE THE NIGHT...

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Rem's Summer Fun

20th May 2005

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE is relishing his band's summer tour because he loves performing to European audiences. The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE veterans kick off the tour in Granada, Spain next week (25MAY05) before travelling...

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Cbgb Owner Launches Festival Idea To Save Club

17th May 2005

The longtime owner of New York's historic CBGB nightclub is launching a last-ditch effort to save the punk mecca - and he's asking the acts who got their big breaks there to help him....

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Stars Attempt To Save New York Club

9th May 2005

SOPRANOS star STEVEN VAN ZANDT, rock poet PATTI SMITH and 1980s star CYNDI LAUPER have pledged their support to the campaign to halt the closure of legendary New York club CBGB. TOMMY RAMONE, director...

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Smith Takes Horses To Meltdown Festival

29th April 2005

Punk icon PATTI SMITH is to revisit her classic 1976 album HORSES for her performance at this summer's (05) MELTDOWN FESTIVAL in London. The punk poet will perform the album in its entirety on...

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Patti Smith To Curate UK's Meltdown Festival

21st March 2005

Veteran US rocker PATTI SMITH has been appointed artistic director of London's MELTDOWN FESTIVAL this year (05). The BECAUSE THE NIGHT singer is currently working on who'll appear in her line-up at the 15...

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Stars Team Up For Show Celebrating Civil Rights

18th August 2004

SEAN PENN, PAUL SIMON and PATTI SMITH are among a diverse list of stars who are joining forces for a concert for the AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU). The show, which will take place...

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Prince Tops Frontmen Poll

27th July 2004

PRINCE has topped a new poll to find the greatest rock frontmen of all time, beating off MICK JAGGER and ROBERT PLANT. The PURPLE RAIN singer was the number one pick by editors...

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Patti Smith Fights Bush

26th April 2004

Motherhood has prompted punk icon PATTI SMITH to fight for American President GEORGE W BUSH's removal from office - because she can sympathise with Iraqi mums who have lost their children. Smith has even...

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Browne + Smith Leave Record Companies

30th January 2004

JACKSON BROWNE and PATTI SMITH have become the latest rock veterans to walk away from their longtime record labels. Browne has dumped ELEKTRA after meeting his contractual obligations with the company, while Smith has...

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No Party For All Tomorrow's Parties

25th June 2003

America's summer of festivals has suffered another blow - the ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES event in New York has been scrapped. Poor ticket sales are largely to blame for the cancellation of the September (03)...

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Patti.s Peace Rally Marred By Trouble

24th March 2003

A peaceful New York anti-war protest led by outspoken punk star PATTI SMITH was marred by controversy on Thursday (20MAR03) after 91 people were arrested. JAWS star ROY SCHEIDER also took part in the...

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