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Lionel Richie Star-struck Over Barry Gibb At Silver Clef Awards

Lionel Richie collected the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award in London on Friday ( 01.07.16) and admitted he felt like a ''fan'' when his musical hero Barry Gibb presented him with his prize.The 'Stuck...

Patti Smith And Massive Attack Among Silver Clef Awards Winners

The veteran songwriter will be presented with the Google Outstanding Achievement Award while the Teardrop duo will receive the Royal Albert Hall Best Group Award on 1 July (16) at the Grosvenor House...

Patti Smith: 'Acting Is The Worst Job In The World'

The rock star joined actor Ethan Hawke in New York to kick off the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks series on Thursday (14Apr16), and during their conversation, Patti admitted she initially wanted to...

Rooney Mara: 'I Hate Censoring Myself'

The 30-year-old is garnering huge critical acclaim for her work on the movie Carol, alongside Cate Blanchett, but despite her ever increasing profile, Rooney is still reluctant to be herself in interviews, and often comes...

U2 Pay Tribute To Terror Victims At Paris Concert

The Irish rockers scrapped plans to perform in the French capital the night after the 13 November (15) atrocities, which included a massacre at an Eagles of Death Metal show at the Bataclan,...

Amy Schumer Strips Down As Pirelli's 2016 Calendar Celebrates Women Of Achievement

Comedian Amy Schumer has stripped down for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar and said she’s ‘never felt more beautiful’. The 34-year-old leads the collection of 12 inspirational women who have been photographed by Annie Leibovitz for...

Amy Schumer Poses Topless For 2016 Pirelli Calendar

The brains behind the iconic year planner usually hire scantily clad models and capture them in exotic locations, but they're trying something new for next year's calendar - their 43rd. They've chosen...

Patti Smith Cries As Fan Returns Stolen Items From Nearly 40 Years Ago

Patti Smith has had items returned to her, nearly 40 years after they were stolen from her tour van. The singer was moved to tears as she was reunited with the items during a reading...

Patti Smith's Stolen Clothing Returned To Her At Book Gig

Noreen Bender alerted the Because The Night rocker to her haul as Smith chatted to fans about her new book, M Train, at Dominican University, and was asked to come to the stage....

Actor Clive Owen Is Patti Smith's Muse For Detective Character

Promoting her new book, M Train, at Hearst Tower in New York on Monday (05Oct15), Smith revealed she has already started work on her next book. She said, "I have my detective....

Patti Smith And Yoko Ono Pose For Pirelli Calendar

The annual publication, which is known for its racy images, is to undergo a dramatic makeover for 2016. Steamy shots of supermodels will be replaced with pictures of iconic women shot by...

Patti Smith Inspired To Mark Horses' 40th By Fan Encounter

The influential album was released to very little acclaim in 1975 but has since gained status as a cult classic, but Smith was not planning to celebrate the milestone until she realised it...

Patti Smith’S ‘Just Kids’ Memoir To Be Made Into Showtime Series

Just Kids the award-winning 2010 memoir by singer Patti Smith is being turned into a limited television series by US channel Showtime, the network has announced. The book chronicles Smith’s relationship with artist and photographer...

Patti Smith's Memoir To Be Adapted Into A Tv Series

Executives at Showtime made the announcement during their panel at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Los Angeles on Tuesday (11Aug15), revealing Smith will be co-writing and producing the limited series...

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...

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