Tag: patti smith

bob marley reggae punk

How punk and reggae united and went “outernational” to rule the world

This past March 5, the French punk label Guerilla Asso quietly slipped a genius album into the marketplace: Rocket To Kingston, credited to Bobby...
famous cover songs, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin

11 re-imagined cover songs that became popular

One of the best things about music is when artists put their own unique spin on iconic songs. Sometimes they change the song's original...

AltPress Weekly: Eyedress, Syd, boyband, the Velvet Underground and more

Welcome back to AltPress Weekly. It’s hard to believe we’re already at our fourth installment of our weekly roundup, which gathers up everything we...
The Velvet Underground

15 artists who show that the Velvet Underground’s influence is eternal

Lester Bangs, the greatest rock journalist ever, felt eternal Lower East Side musical royals the Velvet Underground were “our Beatles and Bob Dylan combined”...

AltPress Weekly: Chase Atlantic, Pom Pom Squad, Real Friends and more

We’re back with the latest AltPress Weekly. Every week, we highlight new things we want you to check out. We call attention to new...
New york city punk rock from the 70s, patti smith ramones

11 artists from the ’70s who formed the frontlines of NYC’s punk scene

Since the world first became aware that there is such a thing as punk, there’s been a nonstop argument about its birthplace. The clueless...

AltPress Weekly: Bob Dylan, Meet Me @ The Altar, Trixie Mattel and more

Welcome to the second installment of AltPress Weekly. Each week, we’ll cover new things we want you to check out. We’ll shout out fresh...
women's empowerment round table maria brink amy lee taylor momsen lzzy hale

Taylor Momsen, Amy Lee, Maria Brink & Lzzy Hale discuss labels in music

Before there was Amy Lee, Lzzy Hale, Taylor Momsen and Maria Brink, there was Joan Jett, Patti Smith, Poly Styrene and Kathleen Hanna. Generation...
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan announces first broadcast show in nearly 30 years with Veeps

Alongside Hank Williams, Bob Dylan is arguably the greatest American songwriter of the 20th century. Last year’s blues-drenched Rough And Rowdy Ways proved that...
richard hell, cbgb, the voidoids

Richard Hell hated his album ‘Destiny Street,’ so he did it three more times

When we left off in our expansive conversation with Richard Hell, we established his chicken-and-egg credentials in punk’s development. We spoke of his establishing...