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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

Smith Set To Show Artwork At Paris Gallery

Rocker PATTI SMITH is set to swap music for art - by displaying a selection of her drawings and photography in a prestigious French gallery. The punk icon, 60, will exhibit her collection, Land 250,...

Cbgbs To Become Boutique

Legendary New York club CBGB is to become a boutique fashion shop, it has been confirmed.The club, on the Bowery in the East Village, was forced to close last year after its lease expired and...

By on 23 December 2007

Patti Smith Injured Onstage

Punk icon PATTI SMITH injured her arm after falling over onstage during a concert at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on Saturday (21Oct07). The singer, 60, was performing in the British capital at a gig dedicated...

Moby's Impromptu Tribute Gig

Music stars PATTI SMITH and MOBY shocked fans at a T-REX tribute event in New York on Saturday (29Sep07), by jumping onstage for impromptu performances. The dance star claims he only attended the bash as...

Harry + Smith Pay Tribute To Cbgb Boss

Punk queens DEBORAH HARRY and PATTI SMITH have led the tributes to CBGB club founder HILLY KRISTAL, who lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday (29Aug07). Harry's Blondie and Smith performed early shows at Kristal's...

Pearl Jam And Iggy Conclude Lollapalooza

Legendary surf rockers Pearl Jam concluded Chicago's Lollapalooza festival yesterday with a two-hour set.The band played a huge number of tracks from their extensive back catalogue to a tired and somewhat groggy crowd.Chicago's mix of...

By on 06 August 2007

Patti Smith 'Struggles' To Live In America

Punk poet PATTI SMITH finds it "difficult" living in her native America, because of her disdain for the current president, George W. Bush. The liberal singer, 60, supported Bush's Democrat rival John Kerry in the...

Smith's Voice Helped By Healthy Living And Deep Breathing

Legendary American rocker PATTI SMITH has credited the renewed strength of her vocal chords to her healthy living and deep breathing. The BABEL singer, who quit rock 'n' roll in the late 1970s to raise...

Springsteen Shows Up At Own Tribute Concert

Veteran rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN surprised fans last night (05APR07), when he turned up at a New York tribute concert held in his honour. The BORN IN THE USA star performed three songs to an ecstatic...

Patti Smith To Play Three Gigs In One Night

Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH will play three concerts in one night in New York City later this month (APR07). Smith will perform three times at the Bowery Ballroom on 24 April. The event, coined The...

R.e.m. Joined By Berry For Hall Of Fame Induction

Rockers R.E.M. were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York yesterday (12MAR07) - and were joined by original member BILL BERRY. Berry - who left the LOSING MY RELIGION band...

Richards And Vedder To Induct Hall Of Fame Honorees

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS and PEARL JAM singer EDDIE VEDDER will help induct honorees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 12 March (07). Richards will induct the RONETTES, one week before...

Stars Team Up At Tibet House Concert

Collaborations were all the rage at the 17th annual Tibet House Benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, New York last night (26FEB07) with RAY DAVIES, DEBORAH HARRY, MICHAEL STIPE and PATTI SMITH giving music fans a...

Glass Calls On Old Punks For Tibet House Show

Acclaimed movie composer PHILIP GLASS is set to turn this year's (07) Tibet House benefit concert into a old punk reunion after asking LOU REED, PATTI SMITH and DEBORAH HARRY to join him onstage. Glass,...

Smith Poetry Skills Come From Stolen Book

PATTI SMITH will never forget the book that inspired her to be a punk poet - she stole it from a shop when she was 16. The priestess of punk spied RIMBAUD's ILLUMINATIONS when she...

Smith Blasts Today's Work Shy Music Generation

Punk rocker PATTI SMITH has blasted today's wannabe music stars - insisting they would rather moan about their lack of success than work harder for their dreams. Smith maintains working in menial jobs will end...

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