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Tracking Down

Patty Smyth On Turning Down Van Halen, Getting Patti Smith’s Mail, And Releasing Her First New Music In 28 Years

My phone call with Patty Smyth is cut off just as the former Scandal singer starts talking about living on the same East Village street…
Rachel Brodsky | July 23, 2020 - 9:03 am

The Anniversary

Let’s Revisit Billboard’s First-Ever Modern Rock Tracks Chart Published 30 Years Ago Today

Thirty years ago today, Billboard launched the "Modern Rock Tracks" chart, which currently exists under the Alternative Songs nomenclature. The chart tracked songs that received…
Larry Fitzmaurice | September 10, 2018 - 1:06 pm

Sounding Board

Flow 2018 Offers A Diverse, Gratifying Answer At The End Of Festival Season

There are a lot of festivals that happen later in the year, but often it feels like a last gasp for the summer season by…
Ryan Leas | August 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm

More Patti Smith stories

Watch The Pathway To Paris Earth Day 50 Livestream With Cat Power, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, & More

The 50th annual Earth Day took place on Wednesday of last week, but the celebration of our planet is not over yet. Today, Pathway To…
James Rettig | April 26, 2020 - 3:59 pm

Patti Smith Receiving PEN America Literary Service Award

Patti Smith is being honored with the 2020 PEN America Literary Service Award, as Rolling Stone reports. The legendary musician also has a great many…
James Rettig | February 4, 2020 - 5:02 pm

Watch Michael Stipe Tell Stephen Colbert About His Favorite Radiohead Song And The Time He Told Trump To Shut Up At A Patti Smith Concert

Michael Stipe recently released his first two solo singles, "Your Capricious Soul" and "Drive To The Ocean." The R.E.M. singer also has a new photo…
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2020 - 9:56 am

Watch Patti Smith Cover Neil Young’s “After The Gold Rush” On Fallon

If you watched Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, the Martin Scorsese documentary that came out on Netflix last year, you got some idea…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2020 - 9:54 am

Watch The War On Drugs Cover Neil Young, Patti Smith, And The Pretenders At First Shows In A Year

After releasing their heavily anticipated album A Deeper Understanding in 2017, subsequently touring behind it through 2018, and along the way becoming bigger than plausibly…
Ryan Leas | December 31, 2019 - 12:35 pm

Stream Music Inspired By The Film Roma Featuring Patti Smith, El-P, T Bone Burnett, Ibeyi, & More

Alfonso Cuarón's Roma is a fantastic movie, but it doesn't exactly seem like the type of film that would lend itself to the celebrity soundtrack…
James Rettig | January 31, 2019 - 10:05 am

Sounding Board

Flow 2018 Offers A Diverse, Gratifying Answer At The End Of Festival Season

There are a lot of festivals that happen later in the year, but often it feels like a last gasp for the summer season by…
Ryan Leas | August 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen & Michael Stipe Join Patti Smith In NYC

The new concert film Horses: Patti Smith And Her Band captures Patti Smith performing the classic album Horses in full in Los Angeles, to celebrate…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2018 - 9:21 am

Watch The Heartbreakers Play With Beck In Their First Performance Since Tom Petty Died

Tom Petty's death hit hard last October for musicians and fans, and especially for the Heartbreakers. The band hadn't played together since Petty's passing, but…
Julia Gray | April 22, 2018 - 4:45 pm

Beleaguered Marilyn Manson Returns To The Stage In “Shithole” New Jersey, Moons Crowd And Covers Patti Smith

On Thursday night, Marilyn Manson played his first show in New York since that time he got crushed by a stage prop, and this time…
Peter Helman | February 17, 2018 - 12:45 pm

Watch Patti Smith Perform “People Have The Power” On Fallon

On Thursday night, Patti Smith is performing at Central Park SummerStage in a special tribute concert honoring her late husband Fred "Sonic" Smith, but before…
James Rettig | September 13, 2017 - 10:22 am

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,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2017 - 3:38 pm

Patti Smith Writes Tribute To Sam Shepard

Patti Smith published a short essay in The New Yorker paying tribute to her longtime friend and collaborator, the late playwright and actor Sam Shepard,…
Grace Birnstengel | August 1, 2017 - 9:36 pm
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