9 Reasons Why 'Godmother Of Punk' Patti Smith Still Rules

Here are 9 reasons why Patti Smith rules, in honor of her birthday.

A "Just Kids" TV Series Is Happening Because Patti Smith Is Still The Coolest

Patti Smith is creating a series based on her best-selling memoir "Just Kids."

Patti Smith Is So Forever-Cool That She's Playing The Vatican

The progressive Pope Francis invited the famed singer and writer to perform during the Vatican's annual Christmas concert.

Susan Sarandon, Patti Smith And Def Jam Execs Host Haiti Benefits In NYC

From sneaker drives to rock shows, the city's celebrities are raising funds for earthquake relief.

CBGB Founder Hilly Kristal Dead At 75

Club owner died of complications from lung cancer on Tuesday; daughter planning to open more CBGB clubs.

Lily Allen Nixes VMA Appearance; Plus Yung Joc, Jordin Sparks, Paris Hilton, Jamie Foxx, Jack White, NIN & More, In For The Record

Joc launches aspiring-music-mogul contest; 'Idol' winner plans debut; Hilton's clothing-line launch causes frenzy.

New Releases: Snoop's Squeeze, Nightwatchman, Joe, Arctic Monkeys & More

Also due Tuesday: Cornelius, Dntel, Electric Soft Parade, Midnight Movies, Patti Smith, Porcupine Tree.

Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., Vedder, Jay-Z Bring The Noise To Rock Hall

Van Halen are mostly M.I.A.; Jay-Z reads Flash's induction from BlackBerry.

Flea Jams With Patti Smith, Punks Weep At CBGB's Last-Ever Show

Iconic punk club goes out with a bang on the Bowery, closing after 33 years.

For The Record: Quick News On R. Kelly, James Brown, White Stripes, Courtney Love, Godsmack, Thrills & More

Peaceful Protest By 200,000 In New York Marred At End

Singer Patti Smith, actors Roy Scheider, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee among celebrities in attendance.

Phil Spector: Mad Genius, By Kurt Loder

Producer who changed sound of pop music long known to be erratic, violent.

Guns N' Roses, Macy Gray, STP Lead Live Charge On New Year's Eve

Patti Smith, Kittie, Smash Mouth, Train also performing December 31.

Spirit Of '77: Ramones, Pistols Nominated For Hall Of Fame

Talking Heads, Gram Parsons, Tom Petty also up for annual induction.

Beck, David Gray, Travis On Live Radio Album

Sounds Eclectic also will feature Patti Smith, Badly Drawn Boy, Yo-Yo Ma.

Moby, David Bowie Join Tibet House Lineup

Benefit to preserve Chinese-occupied land set for February 26 in New York.

Sonicnet Critics' Picks: Chris Nelson's Top 10 Rock/Pop Records Of 2000

Breaking the cycle of newcomer/burnout/next, a lot of veterans made exciting music over the past 12 months.

CLASSICAL BEAT: Patti Smith, Brandford Marsalis, Teresa Sterne ...

Marsalis, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will begin world tour in March.

Patti Smith Repays Sweet Relief Charity By Playing Fund-Raiser

Beck also appears at event for organization, which helps artists pay for medical needs.

This Week's Feature: Patti Smith Q&A

Patti Smith Overcome By Spirits For New Gung Ho

Album includes song sung from perspective of slave, tracks dedicated to Ho Chi Minh and General Custer's wife.

SXSW Report #6: Patti Smith Rocks With Gung Ho Show

Punk-poet's first Austin, Texas, show in 20 years plumbs every album in her career.

Patti Smith, Steve Earle To Head South By Southwest Music Fest

Festival attendees to gorge themselves on tunes, the Net, barbecue and beer.

Patti Smith Webcasting Concert

Poet-rocker's eighth album, Gung Ho, due next month.