• Pat DiNizio tribute archived concert recording

    “Time and Time Again: A Celebration of the Life of Pat DiNizio”, took place at the Count Basie Theatre in NJ on Jan. 13, 2018. The Smithereens were joined by Ed Stasium, Stevie Van Zandt, Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Davies, Robin Wilson and many more. The show was also streamed live and can be viewed at countbasietheatre.org/dinizio/.

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  • Musical guests and live stream details for Pat DiNizio tribute concert

    “Time and Time Again: A Celebration of Pat DiNizio” takes place Sat. Jan. 14 at the Count Basie Theatre in NJ. Joining Jimmy, Dennis, Mike and Severo will be Steven Van Zandt, Patty Smyth, Dave Davies of the Kinks, Marshall Crenshaw, Richard Barone, The Grip Weeds, Ed Stasium and more! The show will be streamed live on The Basie.org

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  • Dennis Diken at Dr. Demento album release party

    Dennis Diken will be one of several musical guests at an upcoming record release party and signing for the “Dr. Demento Covered in Punk” album. Dennis plays on several tracks on the new album. The event takes place Thursday January 11 at Forbidden Planet in NYC.

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  • Pat DiNizio featured in the Aquarian

    Local New Jersey music paper the Aquarian Weekly featured Pat DiNizio on the cover of its 2017 year end issue. It’s a bittersweet tribute as the Aquarian is the same paper Pat placed an ad in back in late 1979 looking for a band, Dennis Diken responded, and the rest is Smithereens’ musical history.

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  • Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship

    Smithereens’ lead singer Pat DiNizio sadly passed away much too soon, on December 12, 2017 at the age of 62. But his musical legacy will live in with the establishment of the PAT DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship at the Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy in Red Bank, NJ.

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  • Remembering Pat DiNizio

    Since Pat’s untimely death on Dec. 12, 2017 there have been an outpouring of articles about him from the likes of the press such as Rolling Stone, the NY Times, Variety, USA Today, NJ Arts, and Asbury Park Press to fellow musicians including Smithereens producer Don Dixon. Here’s a collection of some of these stories.

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  • Pat DiNizio obituary

    Patrick M. DiNizio “Pat” (October 12, 1955 – December 12, 2017) Patrick M. DiNizio, 62, of Scotch Plains, NJ, passed away on December 12, 2017. For the past 37 years, Pat was the principal songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist for the platinum recording artists The Smithereens.

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  • Jim Babjak radio interviews

    Smithereens guitarist Jim Babjak spoke with several radio stations in the New Jersey/New York area over the past few days, remembering his friend and bandmate, the late Pat DiNizio.

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  • NPR’s Fresh Air interview with Pat DiNizio

    NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross paid tribute to Pat DiNizio on her show Fresh Air by rebroadcasting a 1988 interview with Pat where he talks about songwriting and songs from the Smithereens classic second album “Green Thoughts”. Take a listen to the interview.

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  • A statement from Jim, Dennis & Mike

    Today we mourn the loss of our friend, brother and bandmate Pat DiNizio. Pat had the magic touch. He channeled the essence of joy and heartbreak into hook-laden three minute pop songs infused with a lifelong passion for rock & roll. Our journey with Pat was long, storied and a hell of a lot of fun. We grew up together.

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