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Watch the Trailer for HBO’s Upcoming Robert Mapplethorpe Documentary

HBO has shared the first trailer for what looks to be a fascinating, revealing documentary about the trailblazing photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The doc, Mapplethorpe: Look at…
James Grebey / March 11, 2016

Zosia Mamet Will Play Patti Smith to Matt Smith’s Robert Mapplethorpe in Biopic

Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna from Girls) has been cast as Patti Smith in Mapplethorpe, an upcoming biopic about the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, according to Deadline. Dr.
Rachel Brodsky / January 26, 2016

Patti Smith Joins U2 for Performances of ‘Gloria’ and ‘People Have the Power’ in Paris

Update: As speculated, Eagles of Death Metal did end up coming out onstage with U2 during their two-night stand in Paris. As Consequence of Sound…
Andrew Unterberger / December 7, 2015

Courtney Barnett Covers Patti Smith’s ‘Redondo Beach’

Patti Smith's seminal album, Horses, turns 40 next month, and Courtney Barnett is not one to let the upcoming anniversary go unnoticed. The Aussie singer-songwriter, who recently…
James Grebey / November 18, 2015

Michael Stipe Covers Neil Young, the Doors, More in Surprise Opening Set for Patti Smith

Michael Stipe was the surprise guest opener last night at Patti Smith's Beacon Theatre show in New York, where the former R.E.M. frontman performed a bunch…
Rachel Brodsky / November 11, 2015

Patti Smith Joins U2 Onstage for ‘Gloria’ Last Night

Patti Smith's new demi-memoir M Train was released earlier this month, and now the groundbreaking singer, poet, performance artist, and more has joined U2 onstage during…
Brennan Carley / October 30, 2015

Boston’s Mayor Dubs October 10 ‘Patti Smith Day’

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has publicly declared October 10 as Patti Smith Day, a decree that comes just in time for the release of Smith's…
Rachel Brodsky / October 9, 2015

Five Pearls of Wisdom From Patti Smith’s ‘M Train’

Patti Smith has always been something of a cultural enigma. Spending the early part of her career merging poetry, blues, and punk rock, the musician, writer, and visual…
Rachel Brodsky / October 5, 2015

Patti Smith Sings an Elegy for ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’

To honor its 13-season run, the soon-to-end Adult Swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force commissioned Patti Smith to record an eerie original song/elegy called "Aqua Teen…
Rachel Brodsky / August 20, 2015

Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’ Will Soon Be a Showtime Series

Showtime just announced that Patti Smith's acclaimed memoir Just Kids will be adapted as a limited miniseries on the network. Playwright John Logan, known for his…
Brennan Carley / August 11, 2015

Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, and Flea to Play Pathway to Paris

Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame will perform at Pathway to Paris this December, as revealed in an announcement Monday morning.
James Grebey / July 13, 2015

Patti Smith Got the Glastonbury Crowd to Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the Dalai Lama

The term "special guest" gets thrown around a lot at concerts these days, but Patti Smith brought out a truly special guest at the Glastonbury…
James Grebey / June 28, 2015

Patti Smith Announces New Memoir, ‘M Train’

Patti Smith has announced that she will be publishing a follow-up to her best-selling memoir, Just Kids, which won the 2010 National Book Award for…
Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2015

Primavera Sound 2015 Lineup: The Strokes, the Replacements, Patti Smith, and More

Hold onto your hats, because Spain's Primavera Sound Festival has just announced its lineup for May 25 through May 31, 2015, and it's easily the best…
Brennan Carley / January 21, 2015

Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, and Lorde Rack Up 2015 Golden Globe Nominations

At this morning's Golden Globes nominations ceremony in Los Angeles, big names like Lorde, Patti Smith, and SPIN Artist of the Year Sia found themselves with…
Brennan Carley / December 11, 2014

Patti Smith Saddles Up for a ‘Horses’ 40th Anniversary World Tour

Patti Smith announced that she plans to go on a very special world tour next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her beloved debut…
James Grebey / October 7, 2014

See Questlove Pay Stirring Tribute to De La Soul at the Webby Awards

The annual Webby Awards celebrate Internet innovation across a number of different platforms, and Monday night a number of familiar names popped up in the…
Colin Joyce / May 20, 2014

Jack White, Patti Smith, More to Revive ’60s Folk Classics for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Concert

Jack White, Patti Smith, Marcus Mumford, and Conor Oberst will all take the stage for an upcoming benefit concert centered around the forthcoming Coen Brothers…
Kyle McGovern / August 20, 2013

Punk Goes Uptown: See the Met’s ‘Chaos to Couture’ Exhibition

Running from May 9 to August 14 in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's PUNK: From Chaos to Couture exhibition shows how the grimy rebellion…
SPIN Staff / May 2, 2013

Richard Hell Was a Patti Smith-Adoring, S&M-Enjoying Punk Pimp

As far as impressionistic memoirs by New York City-based poets-turned-punks go, Richard Hell's I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp has at least one…
David Marchese / March 4, 2013
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