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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...

Shailene Woodley Eyes Patti Smith Movie Role

Actress Shailene Woodley has named her dream role - she's desperate to play rocker Patti Smith on the big screen.The Descendants star admits she's obsessed with the godmother of punk and has been reading Smith's...

Richard Ashcroft To Play Hop Farm Festival

Richard Ashcroft will play his only UK show at Hop Farm Festival in Kent. The 'Break the Night with Colour' hitmaker - formerly lead singer of The Verve - is among a large number of...

Bob Dylan To Headline Hop Farm Festival

Bob Dylan, Suede and Peter Gabriel will headline this year's Hop Farm festival. 'Blowin' in the Wind' folk legend Bob will be making his only UK appearance of the year at the event, while Suede...

Pete Seeger, 92, Aims For Billboard Chart Record

Today (March 19, 2012) marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's debut album. A four-Cd tribute album to the legendary artist has been released, in aid of Amnesty International and LA Times...

Amfar New York Gala Pulls In Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford

Last night, the annual amFar AIDS charity gala took place at the Cipriani Wall Street event space and raised over $1.4million for the cause, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The event, which is one...

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry And Randy Jackson Team Up For Jay Leno

Aerosmith stars Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will team up with bassist and American Idol judge Randy Jackson for a very special performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday (January 20, 2012),...

Patti Smith Scraps Chelsea Hotel Show After Backlash

Punk legend Patti Smith scrapped her controversial show at New York's famous Chelsea Hotel after a backlash from residents facing eviction from the landmark.The star was set to perform a gig at the hotel on...

Patti Smith Addresses Chelsea Hotel Controversy In Statement

Punk icon Patti Smith has addressed criticism aimed at her for agreeing to perform at an upcoming Chelsea Hotel concert, revealing the gig was her idea.Residents of the fabled New York haunt, many of which...

Patti Smith Under Fire For Chelsea Hotel Gig

Musician and poet Patti Smith is under attack after agreeing to perform at New York's fabled Chelsea Hotel on Thursday (12Jan12) for developers trying to evict longtime residents.The punk icon will hit the hotel's ballroom...

Patti Smith Writes Song For Amy Winehouse

Patti Smith has penned a musical tribute to Amy Winehouse.The 'Because the Night' hitmaker wrote a poem in ode to the British singer following her death in July last year and set the words to...

Patti Smith Pens Amy Winehouse Tribute

Punk veteran Patti Smith has dedicated a track on her new album to tragic singer Amy Winehouse.The Because the Night hitmaker penned a poem to Winehouse following the British star's death in July last year...

Patti Smith Pays Tribute To Late Playwright Jean Genet On Birthday

Singer Patti Smith paid a special tribute to late French novelist Jean Genet earlier this week (beg19Dec11) by playing a surprise gig in his memory at New York's Museum of Modern Art.The Because the Night...

Damon Albarn Names New Band

Damon Albarn has named his new band Rocketjuice and the Moon.The Blur and Gorillaz frontman and his The Good, The Bad and The Queen bandmate Tony Allen have joined forces with Red Hot Chili Peppers...

Patti Smith Credits Camera With Healing Her Grief

Patti Smith threw herself into photography following her husband's death because she needed a distraction during her time of grief.The Because the Night singer married Fred 'Sonic' Smith of rock band Mc5 in 1980 and...

Sting And Smith Recording Dylan Covers

Sting, Patti Smith and KE$HA are teaming up to cover songs by folk legend Bob Dylan for a new charity compilation.British soul star Adele and the Dave Matthews Band are also contributing tracks to Chimes...

Wood Can't Believe She Hung Out With Rock Icon Smith

Actress Evan Rachel Wood has extra special memories of her recent trip to Venice, Italy - she hung out with singer Patti Smith and "sang lullabies" with the punk rock icon.The Wrestler beauty was in...

Patti Smith Shows Off Photography Skills

Singer Patti Smith will show off her photography skills at a new art exhibit in Connecticut.The Because the Night hitmaker will display over 70 black-and-white snaps at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford....

Patti Smith Launches 9/11 Inspired Exhibit

Rocker Patti Smith has launched an art exhibition inspired by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.The Because The Night singer unveiled her 26-strong collection, titled Patti Smith: 9.11 Babelogue, in New York on Wednesday (07Sep11), four days...

Depeche Mode, Patti Smith & White Re-record U2'S Achtung Baby Tracks

Depeche Mode and Patti Smith are among the acts who will feature on a new U2 tribute album commemorating the 20th anniversary of the group's Achtung Baby album.Jack White and singer/songwriter Damien Rice will also...

Patti Smith Lands Sweden's Polar Music Prize

Rocker Patti Smith has been been lauded in Sweden after winning the country's prestigious Polar Music Prize.The Because The Night singer was honoured alongside American string group, the Kronos Quartet, at a glitzy gala in...

Patti Smith Planning Screen Adaptation Of Hit Memoir

Punk icon Patti Smith is adapting her acclaimed memoir Just Kids for the big screen.The Because The Night singer's tome about her relationship with gay artist Robert Mapplethorpe, who died from Aids in 1989, won...

Thom Yorke Influenced Flea

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea was influenced by touring with Radiohead singer Thom Yorke.The bassist played with the British singer in supergroup Atoms for Peace - which also included punk singer Patti Smith and Gorillaz...

Brandon Flowers Performs With Bandmate

Brandon Flowers was joined on stage by his Killers bandmate Mike Stoermer during a solo show yesterday (01.07.11).The 'Crossfire' singer was midway through his set of material from his recent solo album 'Flamingo' when he...

Smith Makes Tv Debut On Law & Order Spin-off

Punk icon Patti Smith is to make her TV acting debut as a mythology professor on U.S. cop drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent.The Because The Night singer will appear on Sunday night's (19Jun11) episode,...

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"I really felt that life was more beautiful after I read it, and I felt more hopeful." Harry Potter star Emma Watson found Patti Smith's memoirs Just Kids to be a life-changing read.

Prince Announces First UK Show In Four Years

Prince is to play his first UK show in four years at the Hop Farm Festival. The 'Little Red Corvette' rocker will headline the newly announced third day of the event on July 3, which...

Patti Smith Wins Sweden's Polar Music Prize

Punk icon Patti Smith has been selected to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.The rocker will share the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with the Kronos Quartet. The...

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Chris Pratt Frets Over Scary 'Jurassic World' Motorcycle Stunt

The actor vows never to own a bike of his own.

David Lynch to Direct All 18 Episodes of 'Twin Peaks' Reboot

Great news everyone: David Lynch is back at the helm of Showtime's Twin Peaks...

Coen Brothers and Co Choose 'Dheepan' as Palme d'Or Winner

The Cannes Film Festival jury headed by the Coen brothers and including Jake Gyllenhaal...

Tony Hawk And Dolph Lundgren Among Stars At This Year's Gumball 3000 [Photos]

This weekend saw the legendary motor rally begin in Sweden.

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Sam Rockwell - Poltergeist Interview

Sam Rockwell talks about his role in the new Poltergeist movie.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Apologies To Fans After Being Pictured During "Minor Relapse"

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has broken his silence over the shocking pictures which...

Walking On Cars - Interview

Sorcha, Walking On Car's pianist, took some time to talk to us about song writing, reworking songs and organising five different musical styles into...

Slam Dunk - 2015 Live Review

It was all smiles at this year's Slam Dunk festival and, despite the rain, the Desperados and beer was flowing and the crowds were bouncing non-stop...

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