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Smith Slams Apathetic Musicians

Punk legend PATTI SMITH has blasted today's music stars for not being more vocal against the Iraq war - and struggles to understand their lack of interest in politics. The campaigning star believes it is...

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...

Spector Hopes Hall Of Fame Recognition Helps Relaunch Career

RONNIE SPECTOR's Rock + Roll Hall of Fame induction couldn't have come at a better time - she's launching a comeback with the help of KEITH RICHARDS and NEW YORK DOLLS star NICK ZINNER. Spector...

Rem, Patti Smith + Van Halen Set For Hall Of Fame

REM, PATTI SMITH and VAN HALEN have been named among the Class of 2007 as the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame names its latest inductees. The RONETTES and rap pioneers GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE...

Miller Turns To Designing

British actress SIENNA MILLER has launched a new clothing line with her fashion designer sister SAVANNAH. The ALFIE star, who recently split from actor JUDE LAW, is fronting the new Twenty8Twelve range, which is named...

Grohl: 'Cbgb Was A Dump'

FOO FIGHTERS rocker DAVE GROHL wasn't among the mourners for recently shut-down New York City nightclub CBGB, because he played there once and it was a "dump". The iconic venue, a favourite of rockers like...

Hall Of Fame Hopefuls Named

REM, PATTI SMITH and VAN HALEN are among the nine acts on the ballot for the 2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. The trio is joined by the newly-reformed THE STOOGES, DAVE CLARK...

Smith Perfected Spitting To Silence Hecklers

Punk poet PATTI SMITH became so disgruntled with sexist hecklers mocking her carefully crafted verses during performances, she began spitting on the stage to silence them. The EASTER rocker was a regular at defunct New...

Smith Plays Farewell Cgbg Gig

LATEST: Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH played an emotional last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB last night (15OCT06), insisting the venue in which she was discovered will always be in her heart. The GLORIA...

Harry Plays Penultimate Cbgb Show

LATEST: BLONDIE stars DEBORAH HARRY and CHRIS STEIN performed the penultimate gig at New York City's famed club CBGB yesterday (14OCT06), calling the venue's closure "terrible". The CALL ME musicians played an acoustic set at...

Blondie Duo To Play Penultimate Cbgb Show

BLONDIE stars DEBBIE HARRY and CHRIS STEIN will perform the penultimate gig at New York City's famed club CBGB this Saturday (14OCT06). The CALL ME musicians will play an acoustic set at the punk mecca,...

Bad Brains To Rock Cbgb One Last Time

Hardcore legends BAD BRAINS will help close New York City's famed club CBGB next week (09-11OCT06), with three shows featuring the group's original lineup. The club, which launched the careers of the RAMONES and BLONDIE,...

Patti Smith Performance To Close Cbgb

Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH will play the last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB next month (OCT06). The GLORIA star will perform alongside her longtime guitarist LENNY KAYE on 15 October (06). CBGB was...

Smith: 'Mother Saved Me From Drugs'

Legendary rocker PATTI SMITH credits the "responsibility" she felt towards her mother with saving her from drug addiction. Many of the singer's inspirations, including JANIS JOPLIN and JIMI HENDRIX, were destroyed by the lure of...

Fascinating Fact 1908

Punk icon PATTI SMITH dedicated her track WING to late LOVE leader ARTHUR LEE at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Illinois at the weekend. Lee lost his battle with leukaemia last Thursday (03AUG06). He was...

Cbgb Heads West To Las Vegas

LATEST: New York punk mecca CBGB is moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. After months of speculation as to the future of the club, CBGB boss HILLY KRISTAL - who lost his lease last year (05)...

Stars To Pay Tribute To Dylan

PATTI SMITH, ROSEANNE CASH and BLACK CROWES siblings CHRIS and RICH ROBINSON have all signed up to perform at a BOB DYLAN tribute concert in New York. The stars will join PHIL LESH, CAT POWER...

Smith: 'I'm No Musician'

Legendary punk rocker PATTI SMITH refuses to be labelled a musician, insisting her songs are a political act rather than a craft. The BECAUSE THE NIGHT singer initially dreamed of a career in the opera...

Stipe Honoured As A Humanitarian

REM star MICHAEL STIPE was honoured for his humanitarian work in New York on Tuesday night (25APR06) as starry pals lined up to pay tribute. The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE singer was the guest of honour...

Dylan Called To Save Poets' London House

BOB DYLAN and PATTI SMITH have been called upon to help save the former London lovenest of French poets PAUL VERLAINE and ARTHUR RIMBAUD - which is rapidly falling into disrepair. The rockers have both...

Ex-lovers Gabriel + Arquette Meet Up For Rockumentary

Former lovers PETER GABRIEL and ROSANNA ARQUETTE sat down for an awkward chat as the actress filmed her new documentary ALL WE ARE SAYING. Film-maker Arquette interviewed rock superstars like Gabriel, PATTI SMITH, STING and...

Fascinating Fact 561

Punk icon PATTI SMITH joined U2 frontman BONO for a version of JOHN LENNON's INSTANT KARMA as part of the encore of the Irish rock group's seventh show of 2005 at New York's Madison Square...

Kanye And Patti Join U2

KANYE WEST and punk icon PATTI SMITH have been added to U2's expanded Vertigo world tour. The acts join the likes of KEANE, PEARL JAM, BECK and JOHN MAYER, who have already signed up...

Cbgb Fights On

LATEST: HILLY KRISTAL may have lost the lease for his beloved New York club CBGB, but he refuses to go down without a fight. The 72-year-old punk patriarch has continued to book acts...

Madonna's Belly Button Tops Body Parts Poll

MADONNA's belly button has topped a quirky new music poll of the Most Incredible Rock Star Body Parts. The singer's navel beat KEITH RICHARDS' liver, MICHAEL STIPE's skull and POGUES star SHANE MacGOWAN's teeth...

Judge Saves Cbgb Club From Eviction

New York City's legendary CBGB nightclub has been saved, after a judge ruled the punk Mecca cannot be evicted from its Bowery location just because its owner failed to notice he owed its landlords rent...

Punks Fight To Save Cbgb Club

LATEST: Punk icons the MISFITS and the VANDALS are teaming up to help save struggling New York music mecca CBGB as part of a month-long bid to keep the venue from closing. Club owner...

Lewis Craves Patti Smith Biopic

Actress-turned-rock chick JULIETTE LEWIS wants to combine her two loves in a movie biopic of punk legend PATTI SMITH. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS star has been linked with a much mooted film about tragic...

Rem Perform With Patti Smith

REM concluded their world tour in spectacular style on Saturday (16JUL05) night, by inviting punk legend PATTI SMITH to perform with them on stage in London's Hyde Park. The HORSES singer joined the MICHAEL...

Patti Smith Awarded Top French Cultural Honour

Veteran punk PATTI SMITH was awarded one of France's most prestigious cultural honours yesterday (10JUL05) in recognition of her services to rock music over the last 30 years. The HORSES singer was made a...

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Get Your First Look At Jared Leto As The 'Suicide Squad's' Joker

Director David Ayer has shared the first official image of Leto as the DC villain.

Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame

Lady Gaga will be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame when she receives their Contemporary Icon Award in a ceremony on 19th June.

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like S**t, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt Album Review

Earl Sweatshirt sounds comfortable and mature on 'I Don't Like S**t, I Don't Go Outside', and his raw style with a high energy sounds at home over...

Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.

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Bruce Jenner Interview: What We Learned From Former Olympian's Diane Sawyer Special

After months of intrigue and speculation Bruce Jenner’s two hour sit-down with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC Friday night.

Steven Moffat Talks 'Doctor Who' Movie: "There's Money To Be Made But That's Not The Point"

The showrunner has spoken out after leaked Sony emails revealed talk of a ‘Doctor Who’ movie.

Is Tom Cruise Ready To Face The Music In Disney's 'Bob The Musical'?

The ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’ star is reportedly being eyed for the long in development project.

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