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Rock Legend Patti Smith Rocks Out at ‘Patti Smith: Dream of Life’ Pre-Party in Los Angeles

SPIN partnered with Citi to host an unforgettable event October 17 in Santa Monica to celebrate Patti Smith: Dream of Life, the new documentary about…
SPIN Staff / October 27, 2008

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The 10 Best Punk and Alternative Bob Dylan Covers

Bob Dylan is one of the most widely covered artists in popular music – hit versions of his songs by the Byrds and Peter, Paul…
Al Shipley / June 19, 2020

Michael Stipe, Flea, Patti Smith and More Team Up For Pathway to Paris Livestream Concert

April 22 marked the 50th Earth Day, and to celebrate Pathway to Paris — a non-profit dedicated to finding solutions for climate change — is…
Katrina Nattress / April 26, 2020

Patti Smith Pens Poem for Greta Thunberg’s 17th Birthday

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg is too busy trying to save the planet to ask for anything else for her 17th birthday Friday (Jan. 3).
Heran Mamo, Billboard / January 3, 2020

Remember When Morrissey Autographed Other Artists’ Records and Sold Them at His Show?

Morrissey made some curious additions to his merch table at his October 26 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. According to a photo…
Maggie Serota / October 28, 2019

The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

From the Beatles to Iggy Pop, here are rock and roll's best television moments of all-time.
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2019

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
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