Singer and poet Patti Smith will be inducted into the Rock and roll Hall of Fame on March 12. Smith got her start in the punk movement of the 1970s with the album Horses.
Smith's upcoming album, Twelve, is a collection of covers of classic rock tunes, including "Gimme Shelter," "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Are You Experienced?" Twelve will be released on April 12. Smith will go on tour in Europe this spring. (Contains excerpt of 1998 Michael Stipe interview)
The band R.E.M will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12. The Grammy winning band hails from Athens, Ga., and is considered a pioneer of alternative rock.
Singer Michael Stipe has fronted the band for all of its recordings, including the hits "Shiny Happy People" and "Losing My Religion." The band's latest CD is R.E.M.: The Best of the IRS Years 1982 1987, a CD-DVD combo.
Singer Michael Stipe with the band R.E.M. Earlier this year he published a book of photographs "Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith" (Little, Brown & Company). The band also has a new album, "Up." (Warner Bros.) (Originally aired 5/11/98)