Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen have performed together at the Tribeca Film Festival. The duo teamed up during the premiere of Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band on Monday, April 23.
After the film had been screened and the credits rolled, Smith was seen sitting onstage with her band. She and Springsteen sang their hit song "Because the Night." R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe also joined Smith and Springsteen for "People Have the Power."
To mark the 40th anniversary of her album Horses, she also recorded a new live version of the compilation at New York's Electric Lady Studios.
Some of the songs featured in Horses are "Gloria," "Redondo Beach," "Birdland," "Free Money," "Kimberly," "Break It Up," "Land: Horses / Land of a Thousand Dances / La Mer (De)," and "Elegie."
Patti Smith's Interview
In 2016, Smith opened up about the changes she has experienced as she got older. The singer said that she knows she can no longer belt out high notes like Rihanna or Amy Winehouse.
"But what I can rely on is that, when I go on stage, I am only there for one reason and that's to communicate with the people. I don't have any wishes for myself. I don't care about career. I already have a place, and a good name... there's nothing that I really want, except for us all to experience something together," said Smith.
During the same interview, Smith also acknowledged the fact that a lot of critics have booed her on stage during her performances. She said that unlike other artists, she is not easily affected by the negativity. In fact, 80 percent of the time, she was able to turn things around in her favor.
Patti Smith's Life And Career
Smith is an American singer, songwriter, poet, and visual artist. Her real name is Patricia Lee Smith, and she is from Chicago, Illinois. In 1975, the veteran singer became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her album Horses.
The 71-year-old singer typically incorporated rock and poetry into her songs, and this is why she was dubbed as "punk poet laureate."
Some of Smith's other albums include Banga, Twelve, Dream of Life, Gone Again, The Coral Sea, Trampin', Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, I Never Talked to Bob Dylan, and more.
Smith's most popular songs are "Dancing Barefoot," "Summer Cannibals," "Rock N Roll Nigger," "Ask the Angels," "Piss Factory," "Glitter in their Eyes," and more.