patti smith

  • Patti Smith Blanks Out During Nobel Prize Performance

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — 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.

  • Patti Smith Jams With Flea, Covers Hendrix, Embraces Aging at L.A. ‘Horses’ Show

    Closing out her tour with the first of two Los Angeles shows celebrating the 40th anniversary of her landmark album Horses, on Friday night Patti Smith was joined by local legend and longtime friend/jam partner Flea for a funky version of the Jimi Hendrix classic “If 6 Was 9.” Inspired by the recent 69th birthdays of both Smith and her Patti Smith Group bandmate Lenny Kaye, the loose, freewheeling performance got off to a comical false start, but Smith shrugged it off. “I’m sorry if I botched up ‘If 6 Was 9,’” she said, “but I’ve made a whole career of botching up songs.