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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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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