1. Patti Smith Recorded 'An Unexpected Gift' for Amy Winehouse

    May 30, 2012 10:00 AM EDT New album 'Banga' reflects on 'the state of the environment' as well Patti Smith feels like she's saying something -- or, rather, a lot of things -- on her new album, "Banga." "I have certain core things I want to say, and as I get older, that changes,…

  2. Patti Smith Rescued From Penury By Song Royalties

    April 22, 2010 9:31 AM EDT Not every rock 'n' roll icon is awash in cash. Some, like rock poetess Patti Smith , have endured hard times fairly recently in their careers. Smith, receiving a lifetime achievement award in Hollywood on Wednesday (April 21) from songwriting royalties group ASCAP, recalled how the…

  3. Patti Smith Group / Feb. 19, 2010 / Detroit (Saint Andrews Hall)

    February 24, 2010 7:06 PM EST It was, to paraphrase U2 , a sort of homecoming for Patti Smith . The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and poet did, after all, live in the Detroit environs (suburban St. Clair Shores, to be precise) from 1980-96 with her late husband, former MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic"…

  4. White Stripes' Meg White To Wed Patti Smith's Son

    May 05, 2009 7:34 AM EDT A publicist for The White Stripes says drummer Meg White is engaged to musician Jackson Smith, the son of punk singer Patti Smith and late MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith. Publicist Chloe Walsh says the couple will wed this year, but couldn't confirm other details. The White…

  5. Sonic Youth Staying Weird On Matador Debut

    January 16, 2009 11:59 AM EST Thurston Moore promises "heavy ass weirdo hooks" aplenty on Sonic Youth's as-yet-untitled Matador debut, due this summer. "When I started writing, I was immersed in listening to the Wipers," he tells Billboard. "'No Way,' the first song we recorded, has…

  6. Patti Smith Penning Songs For Next Album

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith is eyeballing a new album sooner rather than later. In the wake of her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in March and the release of her covers album, "Twelve," in April, Smith says "it Patti Smith is eyeballing a new album sooner rather than later. In the wake…