At Tribeca, the night belongs to Patti Smith and Bruce

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Smith was promoting her new documentary, "Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band", at the Beacon Theater as part of this year's Tribeca Film Festival when The Boss thrilled fans and wandered onstage.

Springsteen stayed 'til the end of the short show and helped Smith close with "People Have the Power", with R.E.M. Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, and she continues to tour the world with her backing band. Smith's powerful voice filled the room song after song ― her energy infectious as if you had just stepped into CBGB's in the '70s. 5 million. The Parkland Five are the fucking hope of this planet.

Almost 45 years into her musical career, Smith remains one of rock's all-time great artists, having influenced countless bands with her poetic lyrics and stripped down musical approach.

"We have to be with them - pray with them, march with them", she said, before launching into a rendition of "For What It's Worth". For the final two songs, Smith introduced her friend Bruce Springsteen, and the two collaborated on "Because the Night", a tune the two wrote together. "People, we have to make change now". The film, directed by Steven Sebring and executive produced by Jimmy Iovine, will be available to stream exclusively on Apple Music beginning Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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