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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....

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 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...

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...

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