patti smith

Patti Smith Documentary Gets Theatrical Release

Patti Smith: Dream of Life, photographer-turned-director Steven Sebring's filmic portrait of punk goddess Patti Smith, chronicles 11 years in the life of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Sebring followed Smith from 1996 to 2007, chronicling her life through live performances, lyrics, visual art, and interviews with, among others, composer Philip Glass and playwright Sam Shepard. Smith herself narrates the film. - Source

Patti Smith and Kevin Shields' Coral Sea Coming to CD

On two magical nights-- June 22, 2005 and September 12, 2006-- punk godmother Patti Smith and My Bloody Valentine genius Kevin Shields took the stage together at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Their collaboration was called the Coral Sea, and took both its name and inspiration from Smith's 1996 book The Coral Sea. The book and the performance served as tributes to the legendary late artist Robert Mapplethorpe, who was Smith's close friend. (He took the iconic photograph that appears on the cover of Smith's 1975 debut album Horses.) - Source