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Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh, John Mayer To Show ‘Love For Levon’ Helm With Concert

When much-beloved drummer/singer Levon Helm of The Band passed away on April 19, musicians from all genres and generations paid tribute at their concerts, in interviews and on Twitter. But on October 3rd at New Jersey’s Izod Center, a number of legends will pay tribute to him at a concert called “Love For Levon.”

08/23/2012

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Ringo Starr, Sells “Up On Cripple Creek,” Artwork For Charities

“Up On Cripple Creek” features Helm on lead vocals (he sang on the original version from The Band’s 1969 self-titled album). When Helm passed away on April 19, Ringo decided to release the track on iTunes.

06/27/2012

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Boss Pays Tribute To Levon Helm

I’m always interested to learn who inspired the artists who, well…INSPIRE us!  Bruce Springsteen is the reason many of today’s musicians got into the business. But, who ignited HIS musical flame? For one, Levon Helm. […]

05/07/2012

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Dylan, Elton, Hudson, Crow React to Levon Helm’s Passing

The news of the passing of The Band’s singer/drummer/mandolin player Levon Helm continues to make waves through the music industry, with those who knew him, and those who played with him, weighing in.

04/20/2012

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The Three Definitive Songs of The Band (In Honor of Levon)

With today’s passing of Levon Helm, rock and roll has lost a man whose voice could inject soul into a folk tune and funk into a country stomp. In concert with his quartet of companions, […]

04/19/2012

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Music reactions to Levon Helm’s passing

In the days leading up to Levon Helm’s passing (and since the news of his passing spread earlier today), the music world has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the drummer, singer and mandolin […]

04/19/2012

Levon Helm on April 25, 2010 in New Orleans. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The Band’s Levon Helm Loses Battle With Cancer At 71

Levon Helm, well-known for his role as the drummer, lead and backing vocalist of The Band, has lost his decade-long battle with cancer at the age of seventy-one.

04/19/2012

The Greatest Concert Movies of All Time . . . According to “Rolling Stone” Readers

“Rolling Stone” recently polled their readers to come up with a list of The 10 Best Concert Movies of All Time.  They released the results yesterday.   I’ve seen most of them, and I would agree […]

03/16/2012

‘Hello Muddah': Ten More Classic Songs For Your Favorite Mother

You have about 24 hours to come up with a great gift for your mother on Mother’s Day tomorrow (Sunday, May 8). This year, try to figure out something better than a 99-cent taco dinner […]

05/07/2011

What’s In The Words: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

“Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me “Virgil, quick, come see, there go the Robert E.Lee” Now I don’t mind choppin’ wood, and I don’t care if the money’s […]

03/07/2011

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