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Bob Dylan: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the December 1985 issue of SPIN. Bob Dylan, poet laureate, prophet in a motorcycle jacket. Mystery tramp. Napoleon…
Scott Cohen / September 8, 2019

R.E.M.: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared on the October 1986 issue of SPIN. Pretty Persuasion I can't imagine R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe trying to sell…
Barry Walters / August 10, 2019

Patti Smith Announces New Memoir Year of the Monkey

Patti Smith has announced a new memoir titled Year of the Monkey, set to be released on Sept. 24 via Penguin Random House. The book tells…
Tosten Burks / May 30, 2019

Watch Patti Smith Perform With Bruce Springsteen and Michael Stipe

Last night, Patti Smith brought along fellow rockers Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M's Michael Stipe to join her on stage during a concert at New York's…
Israel Daramola / April 24, 2018

Watch the Heartbreakers Play With Beck in Their First Performance Since Tom Petty Died

Tom Petty’s death hit hard last October for musicians and fans, and especially for the Heartbreakers. The band hadn’t played together since Petty’s passing, but…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / April 22, 2018

Watch Patti Smith Play “People Have the Power” With Her Kids and Questlove on Fallon

Patti Smith performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Backed up by longtime collaborator Tony Shanahan, her children Jackson and Jesse, and an ecstatic…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 13, 2017

Patti Smith, Cat Power, & Michael Stipe Playing Concert to Fight Climate Change in NYC

Pathway to Paris, a climate change initiative aligned with the Paris Agreement, just announced a concert to fight climate change and Patti Smith, Cat Power,…

Read Patti Smith’s Remembrance of Friendship With Late Playwright Sam Shepard

Patti Smith published a beautifully poetic remembrance of her late friend, writing collaborator, and onetime lover Sam Shepard in the New Yorker today. Shepard, the prolific, Pulitzer-winning playwright…
Anna Gaca / August 1, 2017

Patti Smith Joins U2 to Perform “Mothers of the Disappeared” in Paris

U2's ongoing The Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour made its way today to Paris' Stade De France, where the audience got a surprise. Legend Patti Smith showed up to…
Brian Josephs / July 26, 2017

PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Brian Eno, and More Spoke at a Pro-Julian Assange Conference [UPDATE]

Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is currently residing in London's Ecuadorian Embassy, in part because he is resisting being extradited to Sweden to stand trial for sexual…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 25, 2017

Terrence Malick Officially Announces Possibly SXSW-Inspired Movie Starring Patti Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy Pop, More

Following exactly a year after his Christian-Bale-centric, tortured-screenwriter-drama Knight of Cups, auteur director Terrence Malick (Tree of Life, Days of Heaven) is delivering a new…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 3, 2017

Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, More to Perform at Benefit Concert for Philip Glass’s 80th Birthday

The minimalist composer Philip Glass turns 80 years old in 2017, and the Tibet House, the cultural center he cofounded in the '80s, turns 30.
Andy Cush / December 16, 2016

Patti Smith Explains Why She Forgot Bob Dylan’s Lyrics During Her Nobel Prize Performance

In Bob Dylan's absence, fellow poet of similar stature Patti Smith gave a rousing performance of "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall" for the Nobel Ceremony where he was…
Brian Josephs / December 15, 2016

Watch Patti Smith Perform at Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Ceremony

The drama of Bob Dylan’s will-he-or-won’t-he Nobel Prize for literature reached some kind of conclusion yesterday, as the ceremony went down with Patti Smith…
Dale Eisinger / December 11, 2016

Patti Smith Recites Nico Poetry and Lyrics on ‘Killer Road’

Soundwalk Collective (a.k.a. Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi), Patti Smith, and her daughter Jesse Paris Smith will release a Nico tribute album called…
Rachel Brodsky / June 16, 2016
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