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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,...

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...

Patti Smith Planning Second Memoir

Punk icon Patti Smith is penning a sequel to her award-winning 2010 memoirs Just Kids.The critically acclaimed biography, which chronicled the People Have the Power singer's friendship with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, won the 2010...

Yoko Ono Stages Benefits For Japan

Yoko Ono has teamed up with Patti Smith and Sonic Youth to raise cash for the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami disasters in her native Japan.The singer/artist performed with Sonic Youth and her son...

Morrissey To Headline Hop Farm Festival

Morrissey has been announced as headliner of this year's Hop Farm Festival.The 'Every Day Is Like Sunday' singer will headline the Saturday night of the British festival, held on July 1 and 2, alongside 'Hotel...

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...

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