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Ivan Král, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop collaborator, has died at 71

Ivan Král Patti Smith collaborator dead at 71
He was the co-writer of 'Dancing Barefoot'

Michael Stipe told Trump to “shut up” for talking during Patti Smith concert

Michael Stipe and Donald Trump
"Excuse me, that’s my friend. And you have to stop talking."

Watch Patti Smith cover Neil Young’s ‘After The Goldrush’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Patti Smith and Neil Young
The song was the title track from Young's third studio album in 1970

Patti Smith celebrates Greta Thunberg’s 17th birthday with a poem: “The Earth knows its kind”

Patti Smith
It comes as Thunberg joined other climate activists outside Swedish parliament for the 72nd consecutive week

OutKast, R.E.M., Patti Smith nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Songwriters Hall of Fame nominations 2020 induction OutKast REM Patti Smith
OutKast, R.E.M. and Patti Smith are up for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2020. A total of 24 performing and non-performing songwriters were nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The list of nominees was published by Associated Press on November 5. Other notable performing songwriters up for induction include The Neptunes (the duo of Pharrell Williams and...

Patti Smith says reading Mark Twain made her throw up

Patti Smith
Patti Smith has admitted that reading Mark Twain gave her anxiety and made her throw up. Read more: The best female-fronted punk bands In a new interview with The Guardian, the author and musician was asked a series of literature-related questions in order to promote the release of her new book, Year of the Monkey. Asked to name a book she was...

Anna Calvi on queerness in art: “When I see ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, I realise that we’re still far from some kind of equality”

Anna Calvi has called for more queer representation in art, calling out Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after it was accused of 'straightwashing' Freddie Mercury. Societal norms and ideas of gender roles were questioned on Calvi's latest acclaimed album 'Hunter', which was led by the bold single 'Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy'. “That song was about the idea of happiness as...

R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Patti Smith and more to auction classic setlists for charity

R.E.M., The Who and Patti Smith are among the artists auctioning off setlists from classic shows for charity. Setlists from a host of revered musicians were posted for an online auction last night (April 23), and can be bid on until May 2. Known as Setlists for Young Voices, the initiative features setlists from R.E.M.’s 1989 Wembley Arena show, The Who’s...

Check out the album of music inspired by ‘Roma’, with Beck, Billie Eilish, Patti Smith and more

Music inspired by the film roma
An album of music inspired by Oscar nominated movie Roma has been released and it features contributions from the likes of Beck, Billie Eilish, Patti Smith and more. The film, released just before Christmas on Netflix, details the story of a young maid’s life in Mexico City in the early ‘70s. It stars Yalitza Aparicio as main character Sophia and...

The National, Patti Smith, Suede, Father John Misty and more to perform at Glasgow’s Summer Nights festival

Glasgow's Summer Nights at the Bandstand have announced their 2019 line-up - with the likes of The National, Patti Smith, Father John Misty, Suede, and Bloc Party set to perform. Check out the full line-up below. The Big Read: The National – ‘Sex, death and losing. What else is there?’ Taking place across July and August, the Kelvingrove Bandstand event will welcome an...