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Concerts

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October 15, 2010 You've undoubtedly said at least once, "I'd do anything to see ____ in concert." Would you really?

Studio Sessions

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June 21, 2007 The singer, musician, activist and punk icon gives an interview and in-studio performance.

Interviews & Profiles

Clockwise from upper left: Neil Young with Patti Smith, Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Maureen Gray.

June 19, 2012 The singer describes the many influences and inspirations behind her latest album, Banga.

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Patti Smith

October 29, 2010 Smith's memoir Just Kids describes her relationship with the provocative photographer.

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Patti Smith

January 19, 2010 Punk icon Patti Smith's Just Kids recounts her 22-year friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Smith And Sebring

December 30, 2009 Smith and filmmaker Steven Sebring discuss their documentary, Patti Smith: Dream of Life.

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Discover Songs

June 14, 2007 A beautifully fake empire from The National; New music from the epic Polyphonic Spree; Brilliant...

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December 7, 2005 Horses remastered and live from Patti Smith; A preview of new music by Nellie McKay; A new retro...

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March 24, 2004 A special sneak preview of upcoming releases with an exclusive cut from Wilco's new album, A Gho...

July 22, 2002 On this episode, we dig through our archives to bring you some of our favorite artists and album...

May 13, 2002 Barbershop like you've never heard before: The Gas House Gang; music on a leaf from The Kronos Q...

News

March 15, 2007 Guests, including inductee Patti Smith, discuss what qualifies a performer as a Hall of Famer.

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Reviews

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June 14, 2012 Banga is Smith's 11th studio album, and her first collection of original material since 2004.

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More Stories

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March 11, 2007 From NPR's archives come interviews with two women on their way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Patti Smith's new song "Fuji-san" was inspired by her reaction to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

June 1, 2012 Smith's new album, Banga, comes out Tuesday. Hear a potent, passionate song from the record.

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Clockwise from top left: Best Coast, Patti Smith, Debo Band, fun.

May 8, 2012 On this week's show, hear some of our favorite new tracks, plus a few musical surprises.

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Horses by Patti Smith

November 29, 2011 NPR Music intern Charlie Kaplan listens to Patti Smith's 1975 masterpiece for the first time.

Clockwise from top: Tinariwen, Lykke Li, Eleanor Friedberger, John Maus.

June 22, 2011 Hear new music from Eleanor Friedberger, Mates of State, Tinariwen and others.

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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.

June 19, 2011 Hear Holly covers by Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more.

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June 13, 2011 Hear Smith's impassioned contribution to an upcoming tribute album called Rave On Buddy Holly.

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Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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