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Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Patti Smith, rock goddess

I mention Patti Smith a lot on this blog, as long-time readers may have noticed. This week she finally and deservedly was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For some reason the ceremony, which has been broadcast in past years, wasn't this year (maybe it will be in the future after editing), but you can watch all the awardees and their performances here (you occasionally have to put up with 30-second ads; just click the "mute" button and do something else). Make sure to watch Patti's introduction by Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, along with (if you're a fan like me) the three performance she does - Gimme' Shelter, Because the Night, and Rock 'n' Roll Nigger, and don't miss the "all-star" performance of People Have the Power with Michael Stipe, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Spector, Eddie Vedder, Keith Richards, and more.

Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

And here's one of many performances of "Gloria" that's online, along with links to dozens of other Patti Smith performances. And finally, a link to a review of Patti's upcoming album, "Twelve."

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