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Smith In Contention For Times Book Prize

Punk icon PATTI SMITH's literary skills have again landed her book world honours - she'll be among the top writers competing for this year's (11) coveted Los Angeles Times Book Prize.The Because The Night rocker,...

Smith Writing Detective Novel

Punk icon PATTI SMITH is set to follow her recent U.S. National Book Awards success by penning a detective novel set in London.The Because The Night singer announced her latest literary venture during a lecture...

R.e.m's 'Classic Sounding ' Collapse Into Now

R.E.M's new album "sounds really classic" and will be "beautiful and heartbreaking" according to the band.The group recorded 'Collapse Into Now' - their 15th album - in Germany and America over the last year and...

Patti Smith Named R.e.m.'S Album

Patti Smith named the new R.E.M. album.The iconic punk singer appears on 'Collapse Into Now's closing track, 'Blue' and it was when she came to the record her vocals for the album that she suggested...

Vanessa Paradis Loves To Be In France With Family

Vanessa Paradis says her favourite place in the world is the house in the South of France she shares with Johnny Depp.The model-actress-and-singer has travelled the world for her career but insists nowhere is more...

Tearful Smith Wins Literary Prize

Punk legend PATTI SMITH was on the verge of tears as she accepted a major literary honour for her memoir at the U.S. National Book Awards in New York City on Wednesday (17Nov10).The veteran singer...

Springsteen Grateful For Smith's Completion Of Because The Night

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has heaped praise on PATTI SMITH for transforming his song BECAUSE THE NIGHT into a rock classic, insisting he has no regrets about giving up the track in the early years of his...

R.e.m Name Guest Vocalists

R.E.M's latest album features Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Peaches. The band's fifteenth album, 'Collapse Into Now', features three guest singers alongside regular vocalist Michael Stipe and has been described by the band as a...

Smith Memoir Lands On National Book Awards Shortlist

Punk icon PATTI SMITH has been given a huge literary boost - her new book has been shortlisted for the National Book Awards in America.The Because The Night singer's memoir, Just Kids, is among the...

Smith Didn't Want To Record Springsteen's Because The Night

Punk icon PATTI SMITH initially resisted recording BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's BECAUSE THE NIGHT - but a late night vigil as she waited for her then-boyfriend FRED 'SONIC' SMITH to call persuaded her to hit the studio...

Star-studded Tribute Concert For Lennon

CYNDI LAUPER and PATTI SMITH have signed up to headline a tribute concert in honour of BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON.The Fab Four star, who was gunned down outside his home in New York City in...

Depp Teams Up With Smith And Vedder At Protest Show

JOHNNY DEPP stunned music fans in Arkansas at the weekend (28Aug10) when he joined punk icon PATTI SMITH and EDDIE VEDDER onstage at a protest concert.The movie star musician teamed up with Smith and the...

Diane Birch's 'Granny' Style

Diane Birch is a "little bit of a granny" when it comes to her style choices.The singer-songwriter - who recently toured with Nick Jonas and his side project Nick Jonas and the Administration - admitted...

The Killers Shape Us Music

The Killers and Patti Smith have been given top awards for their contribution to pop music in the US. The 'Somebody Told Me' rock group took home the Vanguard prize for their impact in shaping...

Smith's Royalties Thank You At Ascap Awards

PATTI SMITH thanked officials at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers when she picked up a special award on Wednesday (21Apr10) - insisting their royalty cheques helped her through tough times.The Because The...

Patti Smith To Be Honoured By Ascap

Punk icon PATTI SMITH will be honoured at the 27th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards next month (21Apr10) when she is presented with the coveted Founders Award.The Because The Night singer will also perform at...

Smith And Drozd Join Tributes To Linkous

Punk legend PATTI SMITH and THE FLAMING LIPS guitarist STEVEN DROZD have joined stars paying tribute to late rocker MARK LINKOUS.The Sparklehorse musician's body was found in an alleyway outside a friend's home in Knoxville,...

Arts Commander Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder has received a top cultural honour from France. The US star - who was made the Commander of the Arts and Letters at a ceremony in Paris on Saturday (06.03.10) - was handed...

Smith Gives Teen Refugee A Break At Tibetan Benefit

Punk legend PATTI SMITH made a Tibetan refugee's dreams of stardom come true on Friday (26Feb10) when she invited the teenager to perform with her band at a benefit concert in New York.The rocker headlined...

Smith Has No Regrets About Career Hiatus

Punk icon PATTI SMITH has no regrets about turning her back on fame to concentrate on becoming a mum and a devoted wife to the late FRED SMITH.The Because The Night rocker walked away from...

Meg White Marries

Meg White has got married.The 34-year-old drummer and her guitarist lover Jackson Smith wed in a double ceremony held in the garden of Meg's White Stripes bandmate Jack White's home in Nashville last Friday (22.05.09).Also...

Meg White Weds

WHITE STRIPES star MEG WHITE has wed PATTI SMITH's son JACKSON as part of a double ceremony at bandmate JACK WHITE's Nashville, Tennessee home. Jack White's Raconteurs and the Dead Weather bandmate Jack Lawrence also exchanged...

Artists Come Together For R.e.m. Tribute Gig

Rockers PATTI SMITH, GLEN HANSARD and BOB MOULD will headline a tribute concert in honour of R.E.M. in New York next week (11Mar09). The singers are among a host of artists who will take to the...

Holly And The Dalai Lama Remembered At Tibet House Show

Punk icon PATTI SMITH and VAMPIRE WEEKEND honoured two sad anniversaries on Tuesday night (03Feb09) in New York when they remembered BUDDY HOLLY at the 2009 Tibet House benefit. Rock 'n' roll star Holly lost his...

Travis Talk New Album

TRAVIS have announced a US release date for their forthcoming album ODE TO J SMITH.The band's sixth album is due to hit the shops in America on 4th November, reports the NME.It has been produced...

By on 24 September 2008

Smith Revelled In 16-Year Break

Punk icon PATTI SMITH has fond memories of the 16-years she spent away from showbusiness - because it allowed her to enjoy the simple life with her late husband FRED. The Because The Night rocker...

Smith's Easter Album Upset Record Label

Punk icon PATTI SMITH's 1978 album EASTER was almost banned from record stores because her own record company staffers hated the artwork and the tracklisting. The defiant Because The Night singer refused to bow to...

Waters + Smith Plan Duet With Sons

PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS and punk pioneer PATTI SMITH are to perform with their sons for an upcoming charity concert. Waters is set to take to the stage with his 31-year-old son Harry on...

Burrows Becomes Latest Actress To Sing

British actress SAFFRON BURROWS had a musical dream come true at this year's (08) Sundance Film Festival in Utah when she opened for punk legend PATTI SMITH. The Troy star was at the film festival...

Massive Attack Confirmed As Curators Of Meltdown Festival

Bristolian dance legends Massive Attack have been confirmed as curators of this year's Meltdown festival, to be held at London's Southbank Centre.The Blue Lines stars will be responsible for selecting the acts for this year's...

By on 14 February 2008

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