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Patti Smith: 'I'm Not Really That Good At Writing Songs'

Patti Smith doesn't think she's ''that good'' at writing songs.The 73-year-old singer admires the people who can combine ''poetic elements'' with melodies that find the formula to mainstream pop success.She said: ''I'm not really that...

Ryan Gosling Thought Working With Patti Smith Was 'Incredible'

Ryan Gosling has opened up about his 'unique experience' working alongside a variety of musicians on his latest film 'Song To Song', including the punk legend Patti Smith. Shot five years ago, much of the...

Bob Dylan's Acceptance Speech Read At Nobel Prize Ceremony

A speech written by Bob Dylan was read by the United States Ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji, at the Nobel Prize ceremony on Saturday night, after the singer was unable to attend.Dylan, who was being...

Patti Smith To Honour Bob Dylan With Performance At Nobel Gala

Patti Smith is set to honour Bob Dylan at the forthcoming Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden by performing a cover of one of his famous songs. The folk artist isn't going to be attending the...

Bob Dylan Will Provide A Speech For Nobel Prize Ceremony

Bob Dylan will not be putting an appearance at the Nobel Prize ceremony on December 10, but he will be providing a speech.The singer will supply a speech which ‘will be read’ at the event...

Amy Schumer Strips Down As Pirelli's 2016 Calendar Celebrates Women Of Achievement

Comedian Amy Schumer has stripped down for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar and said she’s ‘never felt more beautiful’. The 34-year-old leads the collection of 12 inspirational women who have been photographed by Annie Leibovitz for...

Patti Smith Cries As Fan Returns Stolen Items From Nearly 40 Years Ago

Patti Smith has had items returned to her, nearly 40 years after they were stolen from her tour van. The singer was moved to tears as she was reunited with the items during a reading...

Patti Smith's Stolen Clothing Returned To Her At Book Gig

Noreen Bender alerted the Because The Night rocker to her haul as Smith chatted to fans about her new book, M Train, at Dominican University, and was asked to come to the stage....

Actor Clive Owen Is Patti Smith's Muse For Detective Character

Promoting her new book, M Train, at Hearst Tower in New York on Monday (05Oct15), Smith revealed she has already started work on her next book. She said, "I have my detective....

Patti Smith And Yoko Ono Pose For Pirelli Calendar

The annual publication, which is known for its racy images, is to undergo a dramatic makeover for 2016. Steamy shots of supermodels will be replaced with pictures of iconic women shot by...

Patti Smith Inspired To Mark Horses' 40th By Fan Encounter

The influential album was released to very little acclaim in 1975 but has since gained status as a cult classic, but Smith was not planning to celebrate the milestone until she realised it...

Patti Smith’S ‘Just Kids’ Memoir To Be Made Into Showtime Series

Just Kids the award-winning 2010 memoir by singer Patti Smith is being turned into a limited television series by US channel Showtime, the network has announced. The book chronicles Smith’s relationship with artist and photographer...

Patti Smith's Memoir To Be Adapted Into A Tv Series

Executives at Showtime made the announcement during their panel at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Los Angeles on Tuesday (11Aug15), revealing Smith will be co-writing and producing the limited series...

Fka Twigs Added To Way Out West Line-up

FKA twigs has been added to the Way Out West festival line-up.The 27-year-old musician will perform at the annual music festival alongside Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo in the latest round of acts to be...

Patti Smith Stages Early Birthday Party For Dalai Lama At Glastonbury

The veteran musician read a specially-written poem in honour of the spiritual leader, who turns 80 years old on 06 July (15), as part of her set, before inviting him to join her....

Alexa Chung Is A 'Nightmare To Date'

Alexa Chung is a ''nightmare to date''.The 31-year-old model, who is rumoured to be in a relationship with Alexander Skarsgard, has confessed she is a difficult girlfriend because she is fiercely independent and gets bored...

David Bowie Reckons Lou Reed's Metallica Collaboration 'Lulu' Was His "Masterpiece"

Never one to back away from a controversial opinion, David Bowie has pretty much a unique opinion on Lou Reed’s career. Believe it or not, he reckons that the late singer’s greatest musical work was...

Karen O Is Pregnant

Karen O is pregnant.The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer and husband Barnaby Clay - who married four years ago - are expecting their first child together, though it is unclear when the baby is due.The couple...

Glastonbury Line-up Revealed

Florence and the Machine, Patti Smith, Alt-J and Rudimental have joined the 2015 Glastonbury Festival line-up.Organiser Emily Eavis announced a list of 75 artists set to take to the stage at this year's event on...

Patti Smith Releasing Sequel To Memoir

M Train will chronicle the second half of the Because The Night singer's life and will serve as a sequel to her 2010 bestseller Just Kids. A press release announcing the...

Patti Smith To Headline Fundraiser For Gas Blast Victims

Two people were killed and a number of others injured on 26 March (15) when a blast, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, sparked a fire which tore through two...

Patti Smith Celebrates Dalai Lama's Upcoming 80th With A Birthday Poem At Charity Gala

Punk rocker Patti Smith treated the Dalai Lama to an early 80th birthday poem on Thursday (05Mar15) as she performed at the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert in New York City.The singer joined Debbie Harry...

Kristen Stewart Proud Of Twilight

Kristen Stewart is ''f***ing proud'' of the 'Twilight Saga'.The 24-year-old actress understands why people ''talk s**t'' about the vampire franchise - in which she starred as Bella Swan opposite ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen...

Alexa Chung Has Considered Having A Face Lift

Alexa Chung has considered having anti-ageing surgery in the future.The 30-year-old model - who turns 31 in November - has admitted that she worries about her skin as she grows older and has even thought...

Agyness Deyn Launches First Clothing Line

Agyness Deyn has launched her first clothing line. The former model turned designer has released her 'Title-A' collection on Net-A-Porter.com under the 'New Designers' section of the luxury label site. The line - which was...

Patti Smith To Premiere Nico Poetry Piece At New York Festival

Punk icon Patti Smith is set to debut a new production which explores the poetry of late singer/actress Nico at the Crossing the Line festival in New York City.The rocker has teamed up with her...

Chuck Berry And Peter Sellars To Receive Polar Music Prize

Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars will receive the 2014 Polar Music Prize.Rock 'n' roll legend Berry, 87, and American opera and theatre director Sellars, 56, will both be presented with the prestigious accolade by King...

Patti Smith Wants Unknowns For Just Kids Movie

Punk icon Patti Smith wants "unknowns" to portray her and late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the planned movie adaptation of her award-winning memoir Just Kids, dismissing reports that actress Charlotte Gainsbourg will lead the cast.The...

Bjork And Patti Smith Draw Attention To Icelandic Environmental Campaign With Benefit Gig

Pop star Bjork helped to raise $310,000 (£193,750) for environmental organisations in her native Iceland on Tuesday (18Mar14) by teaming up with rocker Patti Smith and singer Lykke Li for a special benefit gig.The artists...

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