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Patti Smith to ‘Rule the World’

Punk poet Patti Smith has confirmed additional details for her forthcoming covers album, Twelve. The album, set to hit stores April 19, will feature covers of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise,” and Neil Young’s “Helpless,” reports. As previously reported by, Twelve will showcase cameos from Televison’s Tom Verlaine, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, and Black Crowes’ Richard Robinson, as well as covers of yet-to-be identified Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix tunes.

In addition to the album’s release, Smith can also celebrate her selection for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 beside other influential acts like R.E.M., the Ronettes, Van Halen, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

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