• The Smithereens

  • Pat DiNizio tribute concert

    The Smithereens, along with guest vocalists, will be paying tribute to the late Pat DiNizio in the form of a concert. “Time and Time Again – A Celebration of Pat DiNizio” takes place Jan. 13 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. The Smithereens will be joined by Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Steven Van Zandt and […]

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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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  • Pat DiNizio passes away

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the influential New Jersey rock band, The Smithereens – America’s Band. Pat was looking forward to getting back on the road and seeing his many fans and friends. Please keep Pat in your thoughts and prayers.

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  • Back by popular demand – The Smithereens Established 1980 T-shirt

    For 2018, the Smithereens bring back an old favorite shirt design that’s long been requested by fans. Red, white and blue logo, with the band member’s names, and “Established 1980” band logo on a gray shirt. Whether you’re new to the band, or a veteran fan, this shirt is a cool classic! Order yours now only in the Smithereens store.

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  • Dennis Diken joins Ronnie Spector for holiday tour

    Catch Smithereens’ drummer Dennis Diken, on tour once again with the legendary Ronnie Spector. Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever kicks off November 30 in Lakewood Township NJ with stops in Staten Island, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Mill Valley and NYC among other cities.

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  • Smithereens debut included in list of New Jersey’s best albums

    The New Jersey Star Ledge has published a chronological list of “The 50 New Jersey Albums You Need to Listen to Before You Die” and included is the Smithereens first album “Especially For You”. Also on the list are albums by Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Patti Smith and the Feelies among others.

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