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Patti Smith Says Goodbye to Aqua Teen Hunger Force With Beautiful Elegy

If you’ve ever wanted to hear Patti Smith sing the names of your favorite characters from Aqua Teen Hunger Force—not Carl–your day has finally come! I know it’s a pretty niche fantasy, but really anyone can enjoy the mournful original ballad Smith performed to say goodbye to the cult show, which is ending this… » 8/20/15 2:15pm 8/20/15 2:15pm

Patti Smith Continues to Work, Continues to Rule

In the catalog of People Who Inspire Us, few leave me quite as verklempt and in awe as Patti Smith, whose memoir Just Kids comforted me through my first year in New York and whose album Horses is one of my favorites of all time. But perhaps what's most amazing about her is her constant ability to continue to create… » 2/18/15 7:10pm 2/18/15 7:10pm

Here's Patti Smith's Fantastic Advice For Young Artists

"One does their work for the people, and the more people you can touch, the more wonderful it is. You don't make work and say, 'I only want the cool people to read it.' I mean, fuck you! You want everyone to read it [...] Maybe you want to or maybe you want to write scripts for detective shows... it doesn't really… » 4/13/13 12:00pm 4/13/13 12:00pm

Patti Smith Officially Can't Get More Awesome, Cites Hunger Games as an Influence

It is an objective truth that Patti Smith is one of the coolest, most talented women in the entire universe. Don't believe it? Well, one, you are wrong and, two, check out these videos of her discussing her new album Banga. Did you know she cites the Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen as an inspiration? » 6/07/12 6:10pm 6/07/12 6:10pm

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Patti Smith: Dream Of Life: Only For Hardcore Smiths

A documentary that was 11 years in the making, Patti Smith: Dream of Life » 8/08/08 1:30pm 8/08/08 1:30pm focuses on the poster girl for the protopunk scene as she attempts to revive her musical career. Directed and filmed in black-and-white by commercial fashion photographer Steven Sebring, the film focuses less on Smith's past and more on who she…

I May Be Too Old To Rock, But Thankfully, The Breeders Are Not

People — writers, fans, music executives — don't really know what to do with an aging female musician. I'm not talking about someone like Celine Dion or Cher, whose popularity was never based on some amorphous idea of coolness or relevance. I'm not even talking about our beloved Liz Phair, who still plasters short,… » 7/14/08 1:00pm 7/14/08 1:00pm