Patti Smith

  1. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement, emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ush ...

  2. Paul Colby, Owner and Promoter Behind Landmark Greenwich Vill. Venue the Bitter End, Dies at 96

    February 18, 2014 9:57 PM EST Even though it's been a good two decades since Paul Colby was actively involved in the running of The Bitter End, one of Greenwich Village's premiere music and comedy showcases, he was still a presence in the room -- and not just because ...

  3. Backbeat: Clive Davis Riffs on the Biz, Lou Reed Tanning, More at Intimate Pre-GRAMMY Gathering

    January 23, 2014 4:37 AM EST Clive Davis regaled an intimate audience in West Hollywood Wednesday night (Jan. 22) with tales plucked from his 50-year legacy as one of music's most significant record executives. Over an hour-long interview led by The Hollywood Reporter mu ...

  4. Briefs: Garfunkel & Oates Head to IFC; ‘Llewyn Davis’ Concert on Showtime; ‘Idol’ Winner’s Debut Pushed to 2014

    September 30, 2013 5:21 PM EDT 'Garfunkel & Oates' Series Green-Lit by IFC IFC has given the green light to a 10-episode series starring the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates. “Garfunkel & Oates,” slated for 2014, will focus on the aspirations and misadv ...

  5. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  6. Morning Fix: Bruno Mars Vs. Taylor Swift on Billboard 200; Clive Davis To Honor L.A. Reid at Pre-Grammy Party; Jenni Rivera Memorial Service

    December 18, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters BRUNO MARS VS. TAYLOR SWIFT FOR NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: After a surprisingly strong sales weekend for Bruno Mars' new album Unor ...

  7. Sony Music Names Jenifer Mallory VP International Marketing

    August 06, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Sony Music today announced that Jenifer Mallory has been promoted to Vice President, International Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment. In her new capacity Mallory will lead international marketing campaigns for Sony's U.S.-signed artists, co ...

  8. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  9. Record Store Day Co-Founder Eric Levin on In-Stores, Exclusive Releases, Iggy Pop's Ambassadorship

    April 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Eric Levin is a co-founder of Record Store Day (RSD), owner of Atlanta's Criminal Records and head of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Though this year he's scaled back his involvement with RSD to focus on his retail business ( ...

  10. Michael Davis, MC5 Bassist, Dead at 68

    February 19, 2012 4:56 PM EST Michael Davis, the bassist of legendary rock band the MC5, has died of liver failure, his wife said Saturday. He was 68. Davis died at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., on Friday afternoon after a month-long hospitalization for liver disease, ...

  11. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  12. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  13. Ice-T to Perform With Chuck D., Grandmaster Caz at Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:26 PM EST Ice-T, Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothi ...

  14. Backbeat: Cee-Lo Green, Richard Branson Tend Bar @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest

    September 12, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Virgin Mobile FreeFest attracted some 50,000 fans to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on Saturday, September 10. This year's line-up featured 20 bands on three stages including, Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on th ...

  15. Inside The 2011 Polar Music Prize Ceremonies Honoring Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet

    August 31, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Patti Smith receives the 2011 Polar Music Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Concert Hall, Stockholm. (Photo: Patrik Österberg / All Over Press Sweden) Patti Smith will perform live tonight at the Stockholm Concert Hall, the final event in a c ...

  16. Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet Win Sweden's 2011 Polar Music Prize

    August 30, 2011 4:00 PM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) - American string quartet Kronos Quartet and rocker Patti Smith have received the prestigious 2011 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a glitzy ceremony in Stockholm on T ...

  17. Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet Awarded Polar Music Prize

    May 03, 2011 7:27 AM EDT STOCKHOLM - American string quartet Kronos Quartet and rocker Patti Smith have won the 2011 Polar Music Prize, the prize committee announced Tuesday. The musicians will be invited to Stockholm later this year to accept the prize of 1 million krono ...

  18. How Rock Music is Saving Book Publishing

    April 25, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Billy Joel aside, the sudden surge in memoirs is bringing boomers to bookstores. From Keith Richards' assertion that he really did snort his father's ashes to Sammy Hagar's revelation that he's been abducted by aliens, out-ther ...

  19. Patti Smith Wins Book Award

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Patti Smith was among the major winners of the U.S. National Book Awards for her memoir "Just Kids," choking up with tears before urging book publishers not to let technology kill traditional books. Smith, a 63-year-old American singer s ...

  20. Tribute Concert Planned For Lennon's 70th Birthday

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's 70th birthday is Oct. 9, but the celebrations will go on after that. An all-star benefit concert in honor of the former Beatle is scheduled in November with a lineup that includes Jackson Browne, Patti Smith and Cyndi Lauper. Th ...

  21. Buyer of CBGB Brand Files For Bankruptcy

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The company that bought the right to market the name of the legendary New York City rock club CBGB has filed for bankruptcy. In its punk heyday, CBGB hosted acts such as the Ramones, the Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Blondie. The venue closed in ...

  22. VIDEO: Katy Perry, Flo Rida, Jason Mraz, Patti Smith @ASCAP Awards

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 5th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo kicked off Wednesday night with the ASCAP Pop Music Awards - read the full wrap here - which honored Dr. Luke, Jason Mraz and Patti Smith, among others. Below, highlights from the awards. Billbo ...

  23. Patti Smith Rescued From Penury By Song Royalties

    April 22, 2010 12:00 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 songwri ...

  24. Dr. Luke, Jason Mraz, EMI, Patti Smith Among ASCAP Honorees

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Luke, Jason Mraz and Patti Smith were among those honored at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards show Wednesday night. Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, who was named songwriter of the year, while Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" was na ...

  25. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  26. Stars Rock Out For Tibet At Carnegie Hall

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Regina Spektor and many others contributed to a potent sonic cocktail that rocked Carnegie Hall at the 20th Annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization charged with preserving Tibetan culture. An a ...

  27. Yoko Ono, Moby Sign Up To Meltdown Fest

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The first acts confirmed for London's Meltdown Festival, which runs June 13 to June 21 at the Southbank Centre, include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Cornelius, Patti Smith, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Baaba Maal and Moby. The Roots ...

  28. ASCAP Readies Sundance 'Music Cafe'

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is celebrating its 10th year of producing the "Music Café" at the Sundance Film Festival. This year's lineup includes such artists as Patti Smith, Ingrid Michaelson, ...

  29. Brooklyn Venue To Launch With Patti Smith

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie concert promoter the Bowery Presents has tapped Patti Smith and her band to help launch the Sept. 4 opening of its newest venue, the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The 550-capacity hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., will occupy the former s ...

  30. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  31. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this year's Lollapalooza, to be held Aug. 3-5 ...

  32. Van Halen, Patti Smith Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk poet Patti Smith brought her earthy growl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 12), inducted as a member with the Ronettes, Van Halen, R.E.M. and the institution's first hip-hop act, Grandmaster Flash. Shy, and fighting bac ...

  33. Van Halen, R.E.M. Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March ...

  34. Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. To be eligible for induction, this ye ...

  35. New York Club CBGB Hosting Final Concert

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show headlined by rock poet Patti Smith. Show headlined by rock poet Patti Smith. News Patti Smith ...

  36. New York Club CBGB Hosting Final Concert

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show headlined by rock poet Patti Smith. CBGB was to host its final concert Sunday night (Oct. 15) after a 33-year residence in downtown New York as the iconic, grungy bastion of punk. The concert, headlined by rock poet Patti Smith, was to be the ...

  37. The Beat

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two rock'n'roll veterans, Jackson Browne and Patti Smith, leave their longtime label homes. Two rock'n'roll veterans, Jackson Browne and Patti Smith, leave their longtime label homes. News Patti Smith , Jackson Browne ...

  38. Browne, Smith Sever Ties With Old Labels

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock veterans Jackson Browne and Patti Smith have left their longtime record homes. Browne has fulfilled his contractual duties with Elektra, and is in the process of looking for a new label. Rock veterans Jackson Browne and Patti Smith have left ...