In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the advocacy group Pathway to Paris for climate change has released a digital music festival last Sunday which features performances from R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Johnny Depp, Cat Power, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and Ben Harper.
Stipe played his new single “No Time For Love Like Me Now,” while Depp covered John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero”, Cat Power, on the other hand, played her own rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and Bob Dylan’s “Kingsport Town”, and Flea jammed out on his bass.
Patti Smith, of course, had the most screen time, and read several poems and performed five songs. Smith was also backed up by her daughter Jesse Paris Smith.
Patti also performed the song she wrote for Johnny Depp’s birthday, titled, “Nine,” while Depp himself watched on.
You can watch the performances below:
Patti Smith wrote a song for Johnny Depp’s upcoming birthday and this is all that matters because he deserves all the love and support ???? pic.twitter.com/duX0u9PJAM
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Patti Smith singing NINE, a song she wrote around 2009 for Johnny's birthday. It was released in her studio album Banga.
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