What do Patti Smith and Barbra Streisand have in common — aside from icon status? Apparently, a love for “Yentl.”
Punk-rock singer Patti Smith was so nervous when performing a Bob Dylan song at the Nobel Prize ceremony that she forgot the lyrics to one of his songs.
Patti Smith sang “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” for an absent Bob Dylan at his Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.
Health has been an issue in this presidential election, with Donald Trump accusing Hillary Clinton of being too sick to lead. Punk-rocker Patti Smith has a message to fans along these lines — don’t worry, she about herself, she has the stamina to serve as commander-in-chief.
Patti Smith’s new novel, “M Train,” talks about her attraction to religion and Jewish mentors.
If you ever need someone to move an entire room — including herself — to tears, just give Patti Smith a call. The rocker gave a moving tribute to Lou Reed during his posthumous induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
When I phoned Gary Lucas this week he was right in the middle of renewing his Forward subscription. “I’m a religious reader,” he punned effortlessly. He also had his cell phone pressed to his other ear, waiting to buy concert tickets. It comes as little shock that the prolific composer, songwriter, guitar legend and musical Renaissance man is a consummate multitasker.