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Levon Helm To Be Honoured With New York Road Name

Late rocker Levon Helm is to receive a permanent memorial in his adopted New York as officials move forward with plans to rename the road to Woodstock in his honour.The Band legend passed away last...

Elton John To Play Tribute To Levon Helm

Sir Elton John and Mumford & Sons will pay tribute to The Band's Levon Helm at the Grammy Awards.An all star line up including T-Bone Burnett, Zac Brown, Mavis Staples, and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard...

Elton John To Perform Grammys Tribute To Levon Helm

Sir Elton John will remember his late pal Levon Helm at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (10Feb13) by performing one of the musician's tracks with Mumford & Sons.The Band rocker lost his battle with cancer...

Roger Waters Headlines Tribute To Levon Helm

Roger Waters and Greg Allman were among the rockers who came together to pay tribute to late THE BAND star Levon Helm in New Jersey on Wednesday night (03Oct12).The all-star Love for Levon benefit concert...

John Mayer To Lead Levon Helm Tribute Gig

John Mayer is set to headline a tribute gig in honour of late The Band star Levon Helm.The veteran rocker lost his battle with cancer in April (12) and he will be remembered at a...

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Not Happy With His Levon Helm Tribute

Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan hopes fans of The Band don't turn on him when they hear his awful rendition of the late Levon Helm's signature turn The Weight in new movie Peace, Love &...

Robert Pattinson Is With 'The Band'

Twilight star and teen heart-throb Robert Pattinson has reportedly signed up to star in a biopic about the rock group The Band, according to an interview the actor gave for French magazine les inRockuptibles. The...

Booker T And The Mgs Bassist Donald 'Duck' Dunn Dies, Aged 70

Donald Dunn, the Booker T and the MG's bassist and one of the most influential bass players of the 1960s and 70s, was found dead in Tokyo this week after playing dates that were postponed...

Bruce Springsteen Pays Tribute To Levon Helm At Concert

Bruce Springsteen paid a touching tribute to tragic The Band singer/drummer Levon Helm at a gig in his native New Jersey on Wednesday night (02May12) with a rendition of the late rocker's classic tune The...

Levon Helm's Last Recording To Benefit Amnesty International

A previously unreleased Levon Helm song is set to hit stores to raise funds for Amnesty International.The track, called Toast to Freedom, was one of the last tunes the rock icon recorded before his death...

Hundreds Turn Out To Pay Respects To Levon Helm

Hundreds of fans descended upon Woodstock, New York on Thursday (26Apr12) to pay their last respects to late rocker Levon Helm.The Band drummer died last week (ends20Apr12) and his family threw open the doors of...

Levon Helm To Be Buried Next To Bandmate Rick Danko

Rocker Levon Helm will be laid to rest next to late bandmate Rick Danko in a Woodstock, New York cemetery.A private funeral will be held on Friday (27Apr12) - a day after friends and fans...

Levon Helm Memorial To Take Place At His New York Home

Friends and fans of late rocker Levon Helm have been invited to a public memorial service for the star at the home where he staged his Midnight Ramble concerts.The Band musician lost his battle with...

John Fogerty Joins Black Keys For Helm Tribute At Coachella

John Fogerty surprised fans at Coachella over the weekend (20-22Apr12) by joining The Black Keys on stage for a tribute to late rocker Levon Helm.The group headlined the second weekend of the California music festival...

Bob Dylan's Emotional Tribute To Levon Helm

Bob Dylan has paid an emotional tribute to his close pal Levon Helm following The Band star's death on Thursday (19Apr12).Drummer Helm lost his battle with throat cancer at the age of 71, prompting a...

Sir Elton: 'Levon Helm With Live On Through My Son'

Sir Elton John is convinced he came up with the perfect tribute to Levon Helm by naming his son after The Band star.The Rocket Man immortalised the rocker in his track Levon and also named...

Levon Helm Was 'The Greatest Drummer', Says Elton John

Levon Helm, the drummer and singer with The Band, has received fitting tributes from the music world since his tragic death earlier this week. Those remembering the late musician include Elton John, who spoke of...

Bragg & Slash Remember The Band Star Helm

Billy Bragg and Slash have added their tributes to rocker Levon Helm, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday (19Apr12).The Band drummer fell ill last month (Mar12) and was forced to scrap a series...

Sheryl Crow And Sheryl Cameron Crowe Lead Tributes To Late Rock Icon Helm

Singer Sheryl Crow and director Cameron Crowe are leading the tributes to The Band star Levon Helm, who died on Thursday (19Apr12) following a battle with throat cancer.The rock veteran's health had been deteriorating in...

Rock Star Levon Helm Dies

The Band star Levon Helm has lost his battle with throat cancer.The much-loved rocker died on Thursday (19Apr12) in New York, aged 71. Helm's longtime guitarist pal Larry Campbell announced the sad news in a...

The Band's Levon Helm Dies

Musician Levon Helm has died. The singer and drummer with influential US group The Band - who famously backed Bob Dylan in the 60s - passed away today (19.04.12), two days after his family announced...

Rock Star Levon Helm Dies

The Band star Levon Helm has lost his battle with throat cancer.The much-loved rocker died on Thursday (19Apr12) in New York, aged 71. Helm's longtime guitarist pal Larry Campbell announced the sad news in a...

Robbie Robertson Reunites With Helm On His Deathbed

The Band star Robbie Robertson put aside a 35-year feud with estranged bandmate Levon Helm on Sunday (15Apr12) and visited his old bandmate in hospital as the drummer battles the final stages of cancer.Helm's wife...

Levon Helm 'In Last Stages Of Cancer,' Family Asks For Prayers

Levon Helm, the singer and drummer of The Band is in "the final stages of cancer," the Wall Street Journal have reported. Levon's family have released a statement informing his fans of his current condition,...

The Band Singer Levon Helm In Final Stages Of Cancer Battle

Levon Helm is sadly in the final stages of his battle with cancer, his wife making the news public via an open letter posted on the legend's site. Helm of course is known for his...

Jane Fonda Saddened By Helm's Cancer Fight

Jane Fonda has told of her sadness after learning The Band star Levon Helm is reaching the "final stages" of his cancer battle, hailing the drummer as "astonishing".Helm's wife Sandy and daughter Amy posted a...

Stars Praying For Cancer-stricken Helm

Slash, Kt Tunstall and Chely Wright are among the stars reaching out to The Band star Levon Helm as he struggles through the "final stages" of his cancer battle.Helm's wife Sandy and daughter Amy posted...

Levon Helm In 'Final Stages' Of Cancer Battle

Fans of The Band star Levon Helm have been asked to pray for the rocker as he struggles through the "final stages" of his cancer battle.According to a post on his website, Helm is close...

Levon Helm Loses Song Rights To The Weight

The Band rocker Levon Helm has lost the rights to his signature song The Weight.The singer and drummer filed a lawsuit against bosses at advertising agency Bbdo Worldwide back in 2004, alleging executives used his...

Bob Dylan And Jack White's Hank Williams Tribute

Bob Dylan, Jack White and Norah Jones have recorded previously unreleased Hank Williams songs.The tracks -inspired by song ideas and lyrics in notebooks left behind in a leather briefcase by the country artist after his...

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