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Guest DJ Patti Smith

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On 'Banga,' Patti Smith Pays Homage To Friends

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Patti Smith, Best Coast, Debo Band And More

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New Mix: Lykke Li, A Fiery Furnace Goes Solo, Patti Smith Does Buddy Holly, More

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Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute to the rock 'n' roll pioneer, features Holly covers by Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more. The album comes out June 28. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Patti Smith performing Buddy Holly's 'Words Of Love'

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Patti Smith And Robert Mapplethorpe: Kindred Spirits

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