1. Patti Smith, Salman Rushdie Talk Literature, Trump: 'There's Something About This Current Administration Where I Feel Tainted as a Human Being'

    December 05, 2017 11:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Patti Smith ’s long, slender fingers trembled just thinking about being a writer during the presidency of Donald Trump. “I don’t know how people are even able to contain themselves and contain their rage,” Smith said, “I always felt, even if I didn’ ...

  2. Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Flea & More Support Climate Change Awareness at NYC Pathway to Paris Concert

    November 06, 2017 8:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Flea, Talib Kweli, Joan Baez and others also made appearances. “Music is our universal language,” said Jesse Paris Smith, co-founder of the climate change awareness initiative Pathway to Paris, at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan on Sunday (Nov. 5). “Now ...

  3. Patti Smith, Cat Power, & Michael Stipe Playing Concert To Fight Climate Change In NYC

    August 09, 2017 8:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 , and Michael Stipe will headline. The event takes place Nov. 5 at New York’s Carnegie Hall ...

  4. Patti Smith Shares Poetic Tribute to Late Playwright & Actor Sam Shepard

    August 01, 2017 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We didn’t have to talk then, and that is real friendship." Patti Smith  published a beautifully poetic remembrance of her late friend, writing collaborator and onetime lover Sam Shepard in The New Yorker on Tuesday (Aug. 1). Shepard, the ...

  5. Patti Smith Joins U2 in Paris to Perform 'Mothers of the Disappeared'

    July 26, 2017 9:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 U2 are currently touring Europe on their Joshua Tree Tour and while in Paris on Tuesday were joined by  Patti Smith  for an emotional performance of the album's closing track, "Mothers of the Disappeared." Earlier this month, Bono and ...

  6. Eddie Vedder Covers Neil Young & Patti Smith at President Obama's Farewell Address: Watch

    January 11, 2017 12:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder gave the POTUS a rock ‘n’ roll send off in Chicago Tuesday night (Jan. 10). The Pearl Jam frontman teamed with the Chicago Children’s Choir for a mini-set prior to Barack Obama's farewell address.  Vedder’s performance wasn’t carri ...

  7. Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Patti Smith to Appear in Terrence Malick Rock Movie 'Song to Song'

    January 05, 2017 10:17 AM EST 0 0 0 A number of iconic rock stars are slated to cameo in enigmatic director Terrence Malick's upcoming music-centric flick, Song to Song . Among the cameos in the film set in the fertile Austin, Texas, music scene reported by IndieWire are appearan ...

  8. Keith Richards, Sting, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen & More Star in Refugee Support Video 'We Are Not Afraid': Watch

    December 23, 2016 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono , along with Keith Richards , Robert Plant , Bruce Springsteen , Robert De Niro , Sting and Patti Smith are among the 200 celebrities in a video, “We Are Not Afraid,” which is raising funds for victims of religious and poli ...

  9. Patti Smith Pens Essay Explaining Bob Dylan Lyric Flub at Nobel Prize Ceremony

    December 14, 2016 8:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Patti Smith says that when she stumbled over the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song during the Nobel Prize ceremony last week, it was because she was overwhelmed with nerves by the enormity of the experience, not because she forgot the words to "A Hard ...

  10. Patti Smith Blanks Out During Bob Dylan Performance at Nobel Prize Ceremony

    December 10, 2016 2:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Patti Smith needed two attempts to get through Bob Dylan 's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday (Dec. 10). The American singer-songwriter forgot the lyrics in the second verse and had ...

  11. Will Bruce Springsteen's Memoir Earn Back Its $10 Million Advance?

    September 16, 2016 2:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 After playing Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. on Sept. 14, Bruce Springsteen is slated to make a series of decidedly more intimate live appearances — at bookstores and The New Yorker festival. Having performed for 2.1 million fans and grossed $23 ...

  12. The Top 5 Best-Selling 'MTV Unplugged' Albums of All Time

    August 03, 2016 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 MTV's Unplugged is back! To celebrate MTV's 35th birthday (Aug. 1), the network rechristened the former VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and, with that, the new channel will boast encore presentations of its most memorable programming from the 1 ...

  13. Watch Bruce Springsteen and Bono Perform 'Because the Night'

    May 30, 2016 12:22 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen fans were in for a homegrown surprise when the Boss’ River Tour rolled into Dublin on the weekend.  Springsteen was joined onstage with U2’s frontman Bono for a rendition of "Because the Night," the early '80s cla ...

  14. Patti Smith Explains Why Acting 'Is the Worst F---ing Job in the World' at Tribeca Film Festival

    April 14, 2016 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 During a Tribeca Film Festival talk, the rock legend and Ethan Hawke discussed how they measure success and what they love about Vincent D'onofrio: "We should be giving awards to that guy!" Patti Smith always thought she’d become an a ...

  15. Patti Smith, Esperanza Spalding & More Added to David Bowie Tribute Concerts

    March 28, 2016 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 A number of artists have been added to the David Bowie tribute concert lineups at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, happening March 31 and April 1, respectively.  David Bowie Tribute Concert Gets Second Date After First Sells Out Of the new r ...

  16. Grammys 2016: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

    February 04, 2016 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Two Billboard critics survey the field, from Lamar vs. Swift to Dylan vs. Manilow, with a wary eye on the "Beck factor." Jody Rosen Is this Kendrick Lamar 's year? The stars seem to be aligned for Lamar, who has a near-record 11 ­nomi ...

  17. Barely Charting Classics: Bob Marley, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Smiths & More

    February 03, 2016 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 A look at artists whose influence far outpaced their initial chart success. Hindsight is a clichéd 20/20. Many songs, albums and artists now considered classics and/or masters of their genres failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 or the Billboard ...

  18. Zosia Mamet to Play Patti Smith in Robert Mapplethorpe Biopic

    January 26, 2016 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 With Girls set to end after its sixth season, the stars of the HBO comedy will be out to establish themselves beyond their most familiar roles.  Zosia Mamet -- aka Shoshanna -- has landed a gig playing one of New York City’s most iconic women. The 2 ...

  19. How a Frida Kahlo Love Letter Inspired Patti Smith

    January 07, 2016 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 What's more endearing than reading a love letter from one artist to another? How about reading a love letter about a love letter, especially one written by rock icon Patti Smith ?  In an essay for Smithsonian magazine , inspired by a letter fro ...

  20. Eagles of Death Metal Return to the Stage at U2 Paris Concert

    December 07, 2015 6:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Eagles of Death Metal  returned to the stage in Paris Monday (Dec. 7) f or the first time since  last month's  attacks on the city, joining  U2  at the  AccorHotels  Arena.  Eagles of Death Metal Won't Appear With U2 in Paris Sunday -- But ...

  21. U2 Pays Tribute to Terrorist Attack Victims, Brings Patti Smith to the Stage at Paris Concert

    December 06, 2015 6:34 PM EST 1.804 k 0 43 Returning to Paris for a set of concerts at AccorHotels Arena on Dec. 6-7, U2 remembered those that died in the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks that took place in the city. The victims’ names were displayed in blue, white and red on a large screen ...

  22. Boy George Picks His Top 5 Pop Bands of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Having been a teenager in the U.K. in the '70s, George Alan O’Dowd (better known to the world as Boy George ) saw pop music very differently than how it’s perceived today. But there was one major common denominator. “For me it’s always about so ...

  23. Glastonbury 2015: The Who Rocks the Crowd, Kanye West Goes Solo, and More Highlights From This Year's Festival

    June 29, 2015 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Less a festival, more a pop-up city set over 900 acres, in a time when hundreds of British festivals are competing with one another, Glastonbury remains king. The site is so vast and potentially disorientating that guided tours are now offered for o ...

  24. Watch the Dalai Lama Join Patti Smith on Stage at Glastonbury 2015

    June 28, 2015 1:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain's Glastonbury music festival wasn't a singer or rocker -- it was the Dalai Lama . Dalai Lama Heads to Glastonbury The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader joined singer Patti Smith on stage Su ...

  25. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn G ...

  26. Archie Roach Recognized in Queen's Birthday List

    June 08, 2015 3:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrated indigenous singer, songwriter and guitarist Archie Roach was among the musicians recognized in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours list, published on Monday (June 8). Roach, a Gunditjmara Bundjalung man, was made a Member of the Order of Au ...

  27. 10 British Summer Music Festivals You Need to Know About Now

    May 19, 2015 3:34 PM EDT 1.172 k 95 0 Amid Britain's castles, parks and farms, British fans revel in an endless summer of music. Decades before American music fans flocked to Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, the United Kingdom already boasted a thriving and diverse fest ...

  28. Watch Laurie Anderson & Patti Smith Induct Lou Reed Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 20, 2015 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Anderson recounts David Bowie’s praise for Reed’s 2011 Metallica collaboration "Lulu." On April 18, Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with touching speeches from two of his strongest supporters -- widow Laurie Ander ...

  29. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett at Star-Studded Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 4:22 AM EDT April 18, 2015 was a night for the young to honor the old -- and perhaps prepare for a later visit -- at the Cleveland Museum. The key to rock’s longevity is it never defines itself into irrelevance. So while there were some loud dirty guitars a ...

  30. Patti Smith Gets Emotional, Yoko Misses John (and George), More Seen & Heard at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 3:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 "You're recognized when you're recognized -- I'm only doing it so Paul can have a day out," cracked honoree Ringo Starr backstage at the April 18 induction event. The music world descended on Cleveland on April 18 for the 20 ...

  31. Patti Smith, Pharrell Williams, Deadmau5 Confirmed for Glastonbury 2015

    April 15, 2015 4:38 AM EDT 1.097 k 155 35 Patti Smith , Pharrell Williams , Deadmau5 , Suede and Lionel Richie will play this year’s Glastonbury Festival. The near-complete line-up for the annual English fest has finally been revealed, and it also includes slots for Motorhead , Mar ...

  32. Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & Patti Smith to Present at Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 18, 2015 5:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul McCartney , Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith will be among those honoring the class of 2015 at this year's induction ceremony, taking place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. McCartney will present Beatles ...

  33. Patti Smith, Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus Shine at Tibet House Benefit Concert

    March 06, 2015 2:22 PM EST It was a quarter of a century ago that the Tibet House Benefit Concert was first held, designed to raise awareness and funds for a charity which supports the preservation of Tibetan culture. Today, it's an event that regularly draws VIPs of ...

  34. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , Ja ...

  35. Oscars: Patti Smith Reveals Backstory on Her Quiet Lullaby for 'Noah'

    January 07, 2015 3:44 AM EST Perhaps even more than the movie's rock monsters, rock goddess Patti Smith's contribution to Noah is one of director Darren Aronofsky's braver choices: Her song "Mercy Is" sends audiences out on a surprisingly hushed, hym ...

  36. Patti Smith Reportedly Invited to Perform at Vatican Christmas Concert

    November 15, 2014 11:53 AM EST The "godmother of punk" often weaves Catholic imagery into her work. The "godmother of punk," Patti Smith , was invited to perform at the Vatican's annual Christmas concert, the Independent reported on Friday. Patti Smith ...

  37. Three 'Boyhood' Songs, Including Two by Ethan Hawke, Enter Oscar Race

    November 08, 2014 1:32 PM EST As the Oscar race approaches the Thanksgiving break, with only a small handful of major awards hopefuls that haven't yet screened, IFC Films' summer release Boyhood continues to look like the film to beat. Found Star: New Radicals' ...

  38. Patti Smith Planning World Tour for 'Horses' 40th Anniversary

    October 07, 2014 9:48 PM EDT Patti Smith is making some special plans to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of her beloved 1975 debut, Horses .  New Order, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Jam for Tibet The punk icon told Rolling Stone she will be playing the album in full, saying, &q ...

  39. Patti Smith Planning World Tour for 'Horses' 40th Anniversary

    October 07, 2014 9:48 PM EDT Patti Smith is making some special plans to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of her beloved 1975 debut, Horses .  New Order, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Jam for Tibet The punk icon told Rolling Stone she will be playing the album in full, saying, ...

  40. Houses of the Holy: Where the Music Biz Celebrates the Jewish High Holidays

    September 23, 2014 1:59 PM EDT Tonight we're gonna party like it's 5775. Here's where some of the music machers and/or mensches celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Sept. 24-26 and Yom Kippur (day of atonement) Oct. 3-4. Nashuva (Founder ...

  41. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The longevity of The Ramones, X, Nick Cave and New Order belies the genre's supposed short-lived appeal. It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, argua ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker

    November 04, 2013 2:45 PM EST "When Lou said goodbye, his dark eyes seemed to contain an infinite and benevolent sadness" In a moving, personal essay  written for the New Yorker, storied punk singer and writer Patti Smith recounted her time with the recently departed ...

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