Patti Smith covers Nirvana

New album also includes Dylan and Hendrix tracks

Patti Smith has covered Nirvana for a new record due out later this year.

The punk icon, who has been chosen for inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, is set to release a covers record, which will also include tracks by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and Neil Young.

Although Smith has not revealed which songs she has recorded, she has said that the as-yet untitled album will feature appearances from Television’s Tom Verlaine, Red Hot Chili PeppersFlea and the Black Crowes’ Richard Robinson.

Smith told Billboard: “It has been a real adventure doing these songs. I’ve always wanted to do a covers record, but I didn’t think I had the range. But now, I feel really on the top of my game and ready to tackle a lot of different songs I thought had strong and relevant lyrics.”