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Patti Smith on 'Because The Night' at 40: How Her Bruce Springsteen Collaboration Is 'A Whole Life in A Song'
In 1977, Patti Smith pressed play for the first time on the tape Bruce Springsteen had scrawled “Because the Night” across. Instantly, she knew the song had transformative powers. She just didn't realize the full extent of them for decades.
After all the tours, the monsters, the side-projects, the movies and the elaborate musical theater productions of his 50-years-and-counting career, one fact remains as constant and true as his sinister eye-black: Alice Cooper loves to tell really good story. And if it’s a really loud story? Even better.
The people have the power to redeem the work of fools, but Patti Smith has the power to breathe new life into her most celebrated work with surprises to spare.
“I’m just gonna let you know before we go any further: NOBODY ROCKS THE MIC LIKE DU JOUR. RIDE ON YOUR MOTORBIKES WITH DU JOUR. I’m just putting it out there.”
We’re approximately 15 seconds into our conversation when Donald Faison starts shouting into his phone...
Long before Nikki Lane was headlining tours of her own and selling t-shirts emblazoned with her name, she could be found, more often than not, elbow-deep in a bin of second-hand denim or meticulously combing through racks of once-loved garments at estate sales.
Lane is as much an avid purveyor and pursuer of good vintage as she is a rising rock star...
The actor and musician speaks on his acoustic track, “Hard to Hear the Angels Sing," and its connection to his Emmy-winning performance on HBO's'The Newsroom.'
The jazz pianist and composer discusses his soundtrack for the staged reading of the author’s award-winning, best-selling book.
Let it be known that no pint glasses were shattered during the recording of “Hem of Her Dress,” the raucous sing-along and penultimate track on First Aid Kit’s new album, Ruins. It only sounds like there should be peals of clumsy laughter following the crash of a drink hitting the floor at the end of a rowdy night out on the final cut, and that’s exactly what Klara and Johanna Söderberg were going for when they wrote it.
Kay Hanley didn’t expect to be moved to tears when she sang songs from Josie and the Pussycats in concert for the very first time. Then again, she didn’t think she’d ever play those songs for an audience, let alone one that had waited over 15 years to hear "Three Small Words" live, away from their screens...
The simple truth is, no: Alicia Bognanno has absolutely no clue how she can scream like that every single night without ripping her throat to shreds, either.
There’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in Gaga: Five Foot Two that strengthens a tie between Lady Gaga and one of her biggest inspirations, and it goes down about 10 minutes into the documentary when we’re invited into her intimate, filter-free sanctuary: the studio...
In Nashville, he stepped into the spotlight of Johnny Cash and Elvis — and he earned his place there.
At first, he didn’t want to be Charles Bradley, but James Brown.