Tag: Pat DiNizio

The Smithereens enlist Marshall Crenshaw as guest vocalist for summer concerts

The Smithereens enlist Marshall Crenshaw as guest vocalist for summer concerts

Six months after the death of frontman Pat DiNizio, the remaining original members of The Smithereens – Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, and Mike Mesaros – will play shows this summer with singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw sitting in as the band’s guest vocalist.  See the full dates right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio talks ‘A Girl Like You’ inspiration

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio talks ‘A Girl Like You’ inspiration

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this interview with the late Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens broadcast circa 1989/1990 in which he discusses his band’s crossover hit “A Girl Like You.” The song, DiNizio explains, was written based on the screenplay to Cameron Crowe’s 1989 film “Say Anything.”

Watch: Little Steven, The Kinks’ Dave Davies and more honor The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio

Watch: Little Steven, The Kinks’ Dave Davies and more honor The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio

The surviving members of The Smithereens took to the stage in Red Bank, N.J., last night to pay tribute to their fallen bandleader, Pat DiNizio — performing a marathon set that found the band’s members joined by special guests Steven Van Zandt, Dave Davies of The Kinks, Marshal Crenshaw, Ted Leo, and more.

Little Steven-led tribute to The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio to be streamed live tonight

Little Steven-led tribute to The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio to be streamed live tonight

Little Steven Van Zandt is hosting a concert tonight in New Jersey to pay tribute to the late Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens, a show that will be streamed live online and will feature DiNizio’s surviving bandmates fronted by Van Zandt, as well as Patty Smyth and Scandal. Full details on tonight’s show right here.

Pat DiNizio, The Smithereens’ lead singer and songwriter with ‘the magic touch,’ 1955-2017

Pat DiNizio, The Smithereens’ lead singer and songwriter with ‘the magic touch,’ 1955-2017

Pat DiNizio, the lead singer and chief songwriter for The Smithereens, the New Jersey-bred college-rock mainstays who recorded “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “Only a Memory” and “Blood and Roses,” has died, the band announced tonight on its official website. He was 62. The cause of DiNizio’s death was not revealed.

The Smithereens reunite with Mike Mesaros, recording new album — watch this 3-hour set

The Smithereens reunite with Mike Mesaros, recording new album — watch this 3-hour set

Original bassist Mike Mesaros is back in The Smithereens fold after a dozen years away, and, in addition to playing sporadic shows with the college-rock graduates, he’ll be on the new album the band is recording and which will be the group’s first in six years. Plus, watch a recent 3-hour set.