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Patti Smith To Appear On Flea's Fundraising Solo EP

July 19th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Patti Smith
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea has recruited punk icon Patti Smith for his new fundraising solo EP, which fans will decide how much to pay for.

Following Radiohead's ground-breaking sales concept, the bassist will release the Helen Burns project later this year and allow fans to pay what they want to download the tracks.

All proceeds will benefit the Silverlake Conservatory for Music school Flea founded a decade ago.

He tells RollingStone.com, "It is obscure, arty, mostly instrumental music, except when Patti Smith sings. It will be available for download at any price you want to pay...
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The Greatest Album Released By A Female Artist Is...

June 23rd, 2012 6:00pm EDT
Aretha Franklin
Move over Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Queen of soul Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You" has topped a new poll to find the greatest albums released by female artists.

Franklin's 1967 breakthrough album beat out challenges from Joni Mitchell's "Blue" and "Dusty in Memphis" by Dusty Springfield to claim the number-one spot in Rolling Stone magazine's new countdown.

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," featuring the talents of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, also made the top five, as did Patti Smith's "Horses."

The youngest and freshest artist on the list is Adele, 24...
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Sting's Daughter To Play Patti Smith In 'GBGB' Biopic

June 5th, 2012 4:18pm EDT
Sting
Sting's actress daughter Mickey Sumner has landed the coveted role of punk icon Patti Smith in star-studded new movie CBGB.

Sumner was added to the cast on Monday, alongside Foo Fighters rocker Taylor Hawkins, who will make his acting debut as Iggy Pop in the film about late New York club boss Hilly Kristal, portrayed by Alan Rickman.

The twosome joins Johnny Galecki and Steven Schub, who will play Terry Ork and DeeDee Ramone in the film, and sexy Malin Akerman, who will play Blondie star Debbie Harry.

Also among the cast: Evan Alex Cole as Richard Hell, Avatar star Joel David Moore as J...
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Paul Simon And Yo-Yo Ma To Share 2012 Polar Music Prize

May 8th, 2012 12:41pm EDT
Paul Simon
Music icon Paul Simon has been chosen to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.

The singer will share the honor with cellist Yo-Yo Ma after they were selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Hailing Simon's career, a college spokesman said, "Nobody else is more deserving of the epithet of 'world-class songwriter'. For five decades, Paul Simon has built bridges not only over troubled waters but over entire oceans by rejoining the world's continents with his music. Paul Simon has compiled a library of songs which will remain open to future generations."

The ceremony will...
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Shailene Woodley: 'I Would Love To Play Patti Smith'

May 2nd, 2012 11:53am EDT
Shailene Woodley
Actress Shailene Woodley has named her dream role - she's desperate to play rocker Patti Smith on the big screen.

The Descendants star admits she's obsessed with the godmother of punk and has been reading Smith's memoir Just Kids, about her bohemian days in New York's infamous Hotel Chelsea.

She tells ASOS Magazine, "Movies are where my heart is at. I love dark roles - roles that appear scary. Not in a horror film way, but like Black Swan or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Films that take the audience on an emotional journey. And I would love to play Patti Smith in a film one day - I'm...
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Kiss' Gene Simmons Blasts Hall Of Fame Omission

March 23rd, 2012 1:36pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Outspoken Kiss rocker Gene Simmons is angry the band has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, branding the snub a "joke".

This year's induction ceremony includes Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers - and the decision to omit the legendary '70s rockers yet again rankles with the band.

Simmons tells Rolling Stone magazine, "It's become a joke. We've been thinking about it and the answer is simply, 'We'll just buy it and fire everybody.' In all seriousness for the fans, for something to be called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is such an insult to Mado...
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Evan Rachel Wood Sang Lullabies With Patti Smith

October 8th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
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 actresss was in Europe to promote her new movie "The Ides of March" in August when she got the opportunity to bond with Smith - and she's been in disbelief at her rock star meeting ever since.

She tells People magazine, "When I was in Venice, I got to hang out with her. We walked around at night and sang lullabies. I'm still coming down from that."

And Wood is now planning to read up about the hitmaker - she's put Smith's...
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Patti Smith Launches 9/11 Inspired Exhibit

September 11th, 2011 8:30pm EDT
Patti Smith
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, four days ahead of the 10th anniversary of the disaster on Sunday.

Smith's band members Lenny Kaye and Tony Shanahan were among guests at the launch at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College.

A statement about Smith's art pieces reads, "This exhibition... comprises some 26 works on paper by the esteemed poet, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith a...
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Patti Smith Wins Sweden's Polar Music Prize

May 3rd, 2011 1:44pm EDT
Patti Smith
Punk icon Patti Smith has been selected to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.

The rocker will share the honor, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with the Kronos Quartet.

The prize committee which selected Smith insisted that "by devoting her life to art in all its forms, Patti Smith has demonstrated how much rock 'n' roll there is in poetry and how much poetry there is in rock 'n' roll."

The judges added that the 64 year old "has transformed the way an entire generation looks, thinks, and dreams."

Both Smith and the string quartet will be invited ...
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Jennifer Lopez Helps Raise $6.7 Million At Charity Auction

May 21st, 2010 12:09pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez helped raise $6.7 million for AIDS research at a star-studded gala in France on Thursday.

The superstar took time out from the Cannes Film Festival to help auction off 10 lavish gifts, including a gold-plated bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a day with former president Bill Clinton, and a flight in a fighter jet. Lopez was joined by celebrities in the audience including Paris Hilton, Naomi Watts, Mick Jagger and Naomi Campbell.

Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige and Patti Smith provided the music and Russell Crowe helped lead the bids. During the show, actress Michelle Williams ...
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Katy Perry's Pink Spotted Frock - Hot Or Not?

April 22nd, 2010 7:30pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry arrived at the 27th Annual ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Pop Music Awards yesterday in Los Angeles wearing a gray and pink gown with strappy black heels. Our thoughts? Meh. What do you think?

The pop star picked up two awards last night for her singles "Hot N Cold" and "Waking Up In Vegas."

The star-studded event, which was attended by over 700 leading songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders, paid special tribute to Patti Smith and The Killers, and honored the songwriters and publishers behind some of today's most popular music....
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Hmmmmmm...

February 22nd, 2010 6:45pm EST
Patti Smith
Patti Smith discussed and signed her new book, "Just Kids" at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago on February 21st. Is it us, or does Patti look alot like ventriloquist Jeff Dunham's old man puppet Walter? Pics & more goofy stuff after the jump!

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Rock Spawn Kelly Osbourne Looks Good In Latex

February 12th, 2010 11:16am EST
Kelly Osbourne at Fashion Week
Fashionistas and models hung out with rock queen Gwen Stefani to help her celebrate her new L.A.M.B. collection at fashion week last night. Kelly Osbourne joined the party, and she really rocks the black latex look, don't you think? See more pics from the party...

Kelly joined music legend Toni Braxton, Josh Hartnett, Jared Leto and other stars at Surf Lodge and Milk Studios in New York City. The stars sipped on Belvedere cocktails, including the Endless Summer, Citrus Kiss and Pear Crisp varieties. Later on in the evening at the downstairs gallery’s LnA party, 650 partygoers jammed to ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jamiroquai
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...
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All-Girl Four Piece The Hedrons Have Classic Chick-Rock Sound

July 2nd, 2007 5:00pm EDT
The Hedrons
Granted, Scotland is best known for its bagpipes and teary-eyed sad bastard music. But, let's get one thing straight: Glasgow's The Hedrons don't cry; and the only pipes in this band are on lead-singer Tippi. Seriously, what you see is what you get here – four rough-neck chicks belting out loud, blustering, bar music. Of course, these no-frills femme fatales follow in the footsteps of the much more testosterone-dominated Stooges, or the slipshod pop punk of the Ramones. But we can certainly hear some of that soaring, chick-empowerment of Joan Jett or the slop-pop of Veruca Salt, too. And wi...
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Suzanne Vega To Release 'Beauty & Crime' July 17

June 9th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Suzanne Vega
Over 20 years into her storied career, singer Suzanne Vega shows that she remains one of the freshest voices in popular music today with the release of Beauty & Crime, her seventh album.

Revolving around the theme of New York, the city where Vega was raised and still lives, the 11 original songs on Beauty & Crime remind those of us who are old enough to remember "Tom's Diner" (complete with its myriad remixes) why we fell in love with Suzanne in the first place. For a younger generation, this new collection of songs fits in nicely among a the latest crop of artists (Feist, Sufjan Stev...
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Lollapalooza 2007 Lineup Announced

April 12th, 2007 12:13pm EDT
Pearl Jam
Tickets are now officially on sale for Lollapalooza 2007, August 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Among the 120-plus artists are behemoths Pearl Jam — in their sole U.S. show this year — as well as Daft Punk, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Muse, Iggy and the Stooges, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Paolo Nutini, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force, and many more.

The 2006 edition of Lollapalooza filled Grant Park with more than 166,000 attendees of every stripe—figuratively and literally—...
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony To Air Live On VH1 Classic

March 2nd, 2007 12:19pm EST
Van Halen
For the first time ever, VH1 Classic will air the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" LIVE on Monday, March 12 at 8:30 PM/ET. Music fans will get to see and hear Van Halen, R.E.M., Patti Smith, The Ronettes, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five get inducted into this esteemed musical institution as the action and music unfolds.

For the first time, this year's induction ceremony will be telecast live from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on VH1 Classic and MHD: MTV Networks' high-definition music channel on Monday, March 12 at 8:30 PM/ET. In addition, a speci...
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Patti Smith's Upcoming Album 'Twelve' Covers Classic Songs

February 6th, 2007 10:33am EST
Patti Smith
Columbia Records will release "Twelve," the eagerly-anticipated album of "cover" versions of classic popular songs newly interpreted by the 2007 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Patti Smith, on Tuesday, April 17.

"Twelve" is Patti Smith's first album of new studio recordings since Trampin', her Columbia Records debut, was released in 2004, and is the artist's first-ever full-length collection of songs originally created by other performers.

On "Twelve," Patti Smith and her band -- Lenny Kaye (guitar), Jay Dee Daugherty (drums) and Tony Shanahan (bass, keyboards) -- work their mag...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

December 31st, 2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2006 3:00am EST
Tiger Woods
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...
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Celebs Dress in Black in Tribute to Johnny Cash in New Video

November 9th, 2006 3:01pm EST
Johnny Cash
An all-star list of artists and icons pay tribute to the late Johnny Cash in the new video for "God's Gonna Cut You Down." "God's Gonna Cut You Down" is the first video from Cash's gold- certified album American V: A Hundred Highways, which was released July 4 on American Recordings/Lost Highway.

There are 36 cameos throughout the black & white video, including Iggy Pop, Bono, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Keith Richards, Johnny Depp, Dixie Chicks, Terrence Howard, Patti Smith, Dennis Hopper and Chris Rock. Each artist is dressed in black to honor Cash. The video exudes a vast pantheon of ...
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Lisa Loeb Best Of Debuts Along With New TV Show

January 6th, 2006 3:39pm EST
Lisa Loeb
A dozen years after exploding onto the scene with "Stay (I Missed You)" from the Gen-X movie classic Reality Bites, Lisa Loeb -- one of the most recognizable musical artists of the last decade--premieres not only her first "best of" collection but her own unscripted TV series. With E! Entertainment Television's "#1 Single" debuting in January, The Very Best Of Lisa Loeb (Geffen/UMe) will be released January 24, 2006. Heard on both is "Single Me Out," the theme song to the TV series.

Featuring 18 selections, The Very Best Of Lisa Loeb includes all of her hits from five albums from 199...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2005 3:00am EST
Tiger Woods
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...
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Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guests & Musical Acts For December

November 29th, 2005 3:33pm EST
Conan O
NBC has released the list of guests and musical performers on Late Night With Conan O'Brien for the month of Decemeber. Some notable guests include Heidi Klum, Jim Carrey, Lara Flynn Boyle, Adrien Brody, Coldplay and The White Stripes. The full list is below...

These listings are subject to change. More performers/guests are still TBA. Check local listings for exact showtimes.

Thursday, Dec. 1:

Alan Alda, Billy Joel

Friday, Dec. 2:

Gisele Bundchen, Dane Cook, The White Stripes

Monday, Dec. 5:

Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Common

Tuesday, Dec. 6:

Adrien Brody, ...
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Upcoming Guests on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson'

November 7th, 2005 9:20am EST
John Leguizamo
A list of guests for Nov. 7 through Nov. 16:

Monday, Nov. 7

Actor Hugh Laurie; modeling legend Twiggy; musical guest Patty Loveless

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Actress Brenda Blethyn; Egyptologist Kara Cooney; comedian John Roy

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Actor John Leguizamo; director Jim Sheridan; Musical guests My Morning Jacket

Thursday, Nov. 10

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer); rapper/producer RZA

Friday, Nov. 11

Actor Doug Savant; actor/rapper Xzibit; musical guest Buddy Guy

Monday, Nov. 14

Actor Jim Belushi; musical guests Matisyahu

T...
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Guests & Musical Acts on Conan This Month

November 2nd, 2005 4:47pm EST
NBC has announced the guests and musical performers on Late Night With Conan O'Brien for the rest of November. Guests on the show this month include Jennifer Aniston, Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Reynolds and Eva Longoria; plus musical performances by Green Day, Neil Young, Big & Rich and many more. The full list is below...

These listings are subject to change. More performers/guests are still TBA. Check local listings for exact showtimes.

Wednesday, Nov. 2:

Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Krasinski, Neil Young

Thursday, Nov. 3:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Young

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