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Hopefully by now you’ve heard Smother, the third album from Wild Beasts. As with all their records, it feels like it comes out of nowhere. And as always, I have trouble finding reference points to give people when recommending them (Antony? Talking Heads?). That’s why I asked the band to talk about some of the… More »

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Watch Courtney Barnett Cover Patti Smith’s “Redondo Beach”

Courtney Barnett has been performing a lot of covers lately; just last month we heard her Jack White-produced rendition of the Boys Next Door's "Shivers,"…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 18, 2015 - 9:36 am

Watch Michael Stipe Play A Surprise Solo Set, Cover The Doors

There are lots of good reasons to go see Patti Smith play a New York show if you get a chance, but here's an extra…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 8:44 am

Watch Patti Smith Sing With U2 In London

Patti Smith joined U2 onstage last night in London to perform two of her classic songs. Bono began the duet with a solo rendition of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 30, 2015 - 9:43 am

Annie Clark Interviews Rooney Mara

In another one of Interview magazine’s ingenious pair-ups, Annie Clark talked to Rooney Mara for their latest issue. The two of them have known each…
James Rettig | October 28, 2015 - 10:10 am

Boston Declares Tomorrow “Patti Smith Day”

Patti Smith has been on a tear lately. She's returned to the public eye with a new book called M Train and recently performed her…
Caitlin White | October 9, 2015 - 11:43 am

Courtney Barnett Playing Australian Tribute To Patti Smith’s Horses

Patti Smith’s seminal punk rock debut, Horses, turns 40 years old in December. In celebration of that album’s legacy, the great Australian rocker Courtney Barnett…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Hear Patti Smith’s Farewell Ode To Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Adult Swim's gross-out, absurdist cartoon series Aqua Teen Hunger Force will wrap up its 11 season run this Sunday, and they've gotten Patti Smith to…
James Rettig | August 20, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Patti Smith’s Just Kids Will Be A Showtime Series

Showtime has just announced that they've picked up an adaptation of Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids, for a limited series order. As Vulture points out,…
James Rettig | August 11, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Thom Yorke To Appear At Paris Climate Change Concert

This December, the eyes of the world will be on Paris as the UN Climate Change Conference convenes there to talk about how we can…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2015 - 9:04 am

Watch Patti Smith & Laurie Anderson Induct Lou Reed Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Last night, six artists were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the Performer category. Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett &…
James Rettig | April 19, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Patti Smith Announces Second Memoir M Train

Even if you're not a fan of Patti Smith, her memoir Just Kids deserved all of the attention that it received when it was published…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 13, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Beck, Dave Grohl, Patti Smith To Appear At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Next month, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will hold its big induction ceremony in Cleveland. The year’s induction class includes Lou Reed, Green…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2015 - 9:00 am

Tibet House US Benefit Concert @ Carnegie Hall, New York 3/5/15

Right before Patti Smith abandoned the low, throaty hum of her alto to burst into the growling second half of "Ghandi," she spit on the…
Caitlin White | March 6, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Watch A Scene FKA Twigs Choreographed For New Thriller Catch Me Daddy

Before she found her way to weird-pop stardom, FKA twigs was a dancer, and we see that side of her, to some degree, every time…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Watch Patti Smith, The Edge, Flea, & Perry Farrell On Mario Batali’s New Web Series Feedback Kitchen

Mario Batali's new web series Feedback Kitchen puts a bunch of rock stars in the kitchen with the celebrity chef to explore "the overlapping creative…
James Rettig | January 26, 2015 - 9:35 am

Michael Stipe Played A Surprise Solo Set And Covered Perfume Genius Last Night

Michael Stipe hasn't made a ton of music since R.E.M. broke up in 2011, and when he talked to CBS This Morning earlier this month,…
Tom Breihan | December 30, 2014 - 8:55 am

Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Trent Reznor, Patti Smith Nominated For Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for next year's Golden Globe awards this morning, and the nominees, especially in the musical categories, include…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2014 - 9:11 am

Patti Smith To Perform At Vatican Christmas Concert

Patti Smith has been chosen by the Holy See to perform at the Vatican's Christmas concert in December, which will be held at Rome's Auditorium…
James Rettig | November 14, 2014 - 9:12 am

Early Speculation For Best Song Oscar Focused On Coldplay, The Lonely Island, Gregg Alexander, Patti Smith

The Oscars take place in about four months, so of course speculation as to who is going to get nominated and eventually take home the…
James Rettig | October 28, 2014 - 10:43 am

Watch A Squinty Stephen Malkmus Present Ylvis With A Webby Award

Last night brought the 18th Annual Webby Awards, where Ylvis' captivatingly bizarre video for "What The Fox Say?" won for Best Viral Video. Appearing to…
Miles Bowe | May 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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