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#136 – Pat Dinizio of the Smithereens – 2011


The Smithereens have become legends for their brand of no-nonsense rock n’ roll, scoring hits with “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “A Girl Like You,” “Only a Memory,” and “Too Much Passion.”  Their first album of original material in twelve years – 2011 –  is being hailed as one of the best records of their entire career (it made Icon Fetch’s “Sweet Sixteen” – the Best of 2011 list.  Icon Fetch talks with lead singer Pat Dinizio about their upcoming tour of the east coast, as well as the revealing story of why it took so long between releases.  He also touches on his current, year-long stand in Las Vegas with his “Confessions of a Rock Star.”