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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

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
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