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Fka Twigs Added To Way Out West Line-up

FKA twigs has been added to the Way Out West festival line-up.The 27-year-old musician will perform at the annual music festival alongside Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo in the latest round of acts to be...

Patti Smith Stages Early Birthday Party For Dalai Lama At Glastonbury

The veteran musician read a specially-written poem in honour of the spiritual leader, who turns 80 years old on 06 July (15), as part of her set, before inviting him to join her....

Patti Smith Pays Tribute To Music Legends

Patti Smith moved people to tears at Field Day in London on Sunday (07.06.15).The 68-year-old rock star and poet paid tribute to music icons the late Lou Reed, Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones and performed...

Alexa Chung Is A 'Nightmare To Date'

Alexa Chung is a ''nightmare to date''.The 31-year-old model, who is rumoured to be in a relationship with Alexander Skarsgard, has confessed she is a difficult girlfriend because she is fiercely independent and gets bored...

David Bowie Reckons Lou Reed's Metallica Collaboration 'Lulu' Was His "Masterpiece"

Never one to back away from a controversial opinion, David Bowie has pretty much a unique opinion on Lou Reed’s career. Believe it or not, he reckons that the late singer’s greatest musical work was...

Karen O Is Pregnant

Karen O is pregnant.The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer and husband Barnaby Clay - who married four years ago - are expecting their first child together, though it is unclear when the baby is due.The couple...

Glastonbury Line-up Revealed

Florence and the Machine, Patti Smith, Alt-J and Rudimental have joined the 2015 Glastonbury Festival line-up.Organiser Emily Eavis announced a list of 75 artists set to take to the stage at this year's event on...

Patti Smith Releasing Sequel To Memoir

M Train will chronicle the second half of the Because The Night singer's life and will serve as a sequel to her 2010 bestseller Just Kids. A press release announcing the...

Patti Smith To Headline Fundraiser For Gas Blast Victims

Two people were killed and a number of others injured on 26 March (15) when a blast, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, sparked a fire which tore through two...

Patti Smith Celebrates Dalai Lama's Upcoming 80th With A Birthday Poem At Charity Gala

Punk rocker Patti Smith treated the Dalai Lama to an early 80th birthday poem on Thursday (05Mar15) as she performed at the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert in New York City.The singer joined Debbie Harry...

Kristen Stewart Proud Of Twilight

Kristen Stewart is ''f***ing proud'' of the 'Twilight Saga'.The 24-year-old actress understands why people ''talk s**t'' about the vampire franchise - in which she starred as Bella Swan opposite ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen...

Michael Stipe Makes Live Return

Michael Stipe has made a surprise return to live performing.The former R.E.M. frontman was an unannounced support act for his friend Patti Smith's gig at New York's Webster Hall on Monday (29.12.14) and treated fans...

Michael Stipe Performs Surprise Set At Patti Smith Concert

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe made a surprise return to the stage on Monday (29Dec14) when he served as the opening act for Patti Smith in New York.The Losing My Religion singer has not performed...

Patti Smith Talks Russian Punk Stars With David Lynch

Veteran rocker Patti Smith has discussed her support for Russian punk activists Pussy Riot during a candid interview with Hollywood director David Lynch.The music star sat down for an in-depth chat with the moviemaker for...

Patti Smith Responds To Christian Groups

Punk icon Patti Smith has responded to criticism from members of a Christian group who have blasted her for planning to play at a Christmas concert for Pope Francis.Smith will perform at the Auditorium Conciliazione...

Patti Smith To Perform For Pope Francis

Punk icon Patti Smith has been selected by Pope Francis to perform at the Vatican Christmas Concert.Smith will perform at the Auditorium Conciliazione venue in Rome, Italy on 13 December (14). According to The...

Patti Smith Struggled To Perfect Noah Lullaby

Punk icon Patti Smith had to change the lyrics for her Noah theme Mercy Is when director Darren Aronofsky reminded her there were no horses in his film.The Because The Night rocker had never written...

Alexa Chung Has Considered Having A Face Lift

Alexa Chung has considered having anti-ageing surgery in the future.The 30-year-old model - who turns 31 in November - has admitted that she worries about her skin as she grows older and has even thought...

Agyness Deyn Launches First Clothing Line

Agyness Deyn has launched her first clothing line. The former model turned designer has released her 'Title-A' collection on Net-A-Porter.com under the 'New Designers' section of the luxury label site. The line - which was...

Patti Smith To Premiere Nico Poetry Piece At New York Festival

Punk icon Patti Smith is set to debut a new production which explores the poetry of late singer/actress Nico at the Crossing the Line festival in New York City.The rocker has teamed up with her...

Chuck Berry And Peter Sellars To Receive Polar Music Prize

Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars will receive the 2014 Polar Music Prize.Rock 'n' roll legend Berry, 87, and American opera and theatre director Sellars, 56, will both be presented with the prestigious accolade by King...

Patti Smith Wants Unknowns For Just Kids Movie

Punk icon Patti Smith wants "unknowns" to portray her and late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the planned movie adaptation of her award-winning memoir Just Kids, dismissing reports that actress Charlotte Gainsbourg will lead the cast.The...

Lorde Hates Being Told To Smile

Lorde hates being told to smile.The 'Royals' singer doesn't want to be pigeonholed as a stereotypical pop princess and says she most admires women like Patti Smith who have strong opinions and a feisty personality.She...

Bjork And Patti Smith Draw Attention To Icelandic Environmental Campaign With Benefit Gig

Pop star Bjork helped to raise $310,000 (£193,750) for environmental organisations in her native Iceland on Tuesday (18Mar14) by teaming up with rocker Patti Smith and singer Lykke Li for a special benefit gig.The artists...

Stars Perform At Tibetan Culture Benefit

Rock icons Iggy Pop, New Order and Patti Smith took to the stage in New York City on Tuesday night (11Mar14) to headline the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert.The event, in aid of...

CléMence PoéSy Loves New York Style

Clémence Poésy is a fan of ''crazy'' New York style.The 'Harry Potter' actress prefers the way women dress in the Big Apple to her native Paris because she feels there is more freedom to express...

Patti Smith Dedicates Song To Edward Snowden And Russian Punk Rockers

Punk icon Patti Smith celebrated her 67th birthday by dedicating a song to infamous U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden and newly-free punk rockers Pussy Riot at a concert on Monday (30Dec13).Smith commemorated her birthday by taking...

Stars Turn Out For Lou Reed Tribute Show

Debbie Harry, Paul Simon and Patti Smith were among the stars who turned out to honour late rocker Lou Reed at a tribute show in New York City on Monday night (16Dec13).Reed's family and friends...

Saoirse Ronan Enjoys Unlikely Friendship With Patti Smith

Actress Saoirse Ronan has formed an unlikely bond with punk rock icon Patti Smith after the musician asked to meet her at one of her film premieres earlier this year (13).The Atonement star admits she...

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