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Patti Smith Irons Out Covers Set

A new album will feature her renditions of tunes from Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young, among others.

2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Patti Smith has announced she’ll cover songs from the likes of Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young, among others on a forthcoming album, Billboard.com reports. The album, whose tracks and title have yet to be named, is set to drop in late March or early April and will also feature covers of Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, and others “you’d be very surprised at,” Smith told Billboard. “It has been a real adventure doing these songs. I’ve always wanted to do a cover record, but I didn’t think I had the range. But now, I feel really on the top of my game.” The album is set to feature guest appearances by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, Television guitarist Tom Verlaine, and Black Crowes’ Richard Robinson, as well.

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