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Patti Smith: 'Lou Reed Picked The Perfect Day To Die'

Punk icon Patti Smith has paid another tribute to late pal Lou Reed, insisting the rocker picked a "perfect day" to die.The Because the Night singer has revealed she searched for the "significance" of day...

Patti Smith And Marcus Mumford Celebrate Music Of Inside Llewyn Davis

Patti Smith, Jack White and Marcus Mumford joined forces on Sunday (29Sep13) to stage a three-hour concert in New York celebrating the folk music featured in new movie Inside Llewyn Davis.Elvis Costello, The Avett Brothers,...

The Cbgb Music And Film Festival Is Back For 2013 Bigger And Better Than Ever Before!

Almost like the SXSW Festival of New York, the CBGB festival will return this year with an impressive 700 artists in 150 venues across the state, plus 40 movie premieres from October 9th - 13th....

Bruce Springsteen Fans Are Crazy! Roads Closed, Camping In Queues & Thousands Spent For Cardiff Show

We reckon 1D fans or Justin Bieber fans are rabid because they're mainly hormonal young girls but Bruce Springsteen appeals to a rather different demographic who have been mirroring the obsessive antics of the tweensters....

Patti Smith & Russell Brand Autobiographies Inspire Courtney Love

Rocker Courtney Love is using the literary works of Russell Brand, Patti Smith and silver screen icon Tallulah Bankhead as inspiration for her upcoming memoirs.The Hole star is co-writing the tome with author Anthony Bozza...

Patti Smith Duets With Karen O At Star-studded Benefit Bash

Musician Patti Smith surprised a star-studded crowd at an environmental benefit dinner in Los Angeles on Friday (31May13) by taking to the stage for a duet with Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker Karen O.Tobey Maguire, Cindy...

Patti Smith: 'The Human Race Is Stupid'

Moody rocker Patti Smith is convinced mankind has "failed" to protect the planet from environmental damage, branding the entire human race "stupid".The punk icon is a famous critic of military intervention in Iraq and previously...

Karen O Brands Gaga 'Unoriginal'

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O thinks Lady Gaga is unoriginal. The 'Sacriledge' singer doesn't feel any connection with her fellow New York singer, as she feels Gaga doesn't use her influences in the right...

Yoko Ono's Meltdown Performers Include Boy George, Patti Smith And Thurston Moore

Yoko Ono has announced the bulk of the names for her Meltdown Festival line-up to take place in London this year, with the former wife of John Lennon staying true to her vision to create...

Patti Smith Battles Flu To Perform At Tibet Benefit

Patti Smith battled ill health to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall on Thursday (21Feb13) alongside her daughter for the annual Tibet House U.S. benefit.The Because the Night icon took to the stage at the...

Morrissey Set For 100% Vegetarian Concert In Los Angeles

Morrissey's next Los Angeles concert will be 100 percent vegetarian.The singer - who is a renowned animal rights activist and vegetarian - has enlisted the help of the Staples Center to ban all vendors both...

Patti Smith Frugal With Polaroid Film

Punk icon and keen photographer Patti Smith has become choosy with her subjects because she uses rare Polaroid film.The Because The Night hitmaker has become "frugal" when she is out snapping because the Polaroid company...

Emma Watson Praises Beautiful Emma Thompson

Emma Watson thinks Emma Thompson is one of the most beautiful people she has ever met.The 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' actress thinks her 'Harry Potter' co-star is a ''lovely'' person and believes that beauty...

Grammys Week Tribute For Bruce Springsteen Features Neil Young, Mumford And Sons

All eyes will be on Bruce Springsteen during Grammy’s week, as the New Jersey rocker will be the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year award. To celebrate the honour, a Bruce Springsteen tribute...

Patti Smith Working On Second Memoirs

Punk icon Patti Smith is penning a follow-up to her memoirs, just two years after releasing the tell-all tome.The Because The Night rocker won critical acclaim for her 2010 book Just Kids, which documented her...

Bob Dylan, Marilyn Manson On West Memphis Three Film Soundtrack

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,...

One Direction Jam With Johnny

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...

Patti Smith Considered Pattinson & Kristen Stewart For Biopic

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...

Patti Smith To Be Honoured At Pennsylvania College

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...

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

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...

Russell Crowe And Patti Smith Team Up In Iceland

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...

Suede Play New Songs At Hop Farm

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',...

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

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...

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

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...

Johnny Depp Helped Patti Smith Write Banga

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...

Sting's Actress Daughter To Play Patti Smith In Biopic

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...

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

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...

Patti Smith Blames Crew For Stage Plunge

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...

Hop Farm Festival Final Acts Include Legendary Bob Dylan

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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