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Jeff Healey Band And The Band Among Stars To Join Canada's Walk Of Fame

Late bluesman Jeff Healey and The Band are to be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame next month (Oct14).The Jeff Healey Band and The Band will unveil stars on the sidewalk in Toronto. Blind...

Stars Gather To Recreate The Band's Last Waltz Gig

Members of Wilco, Delta Spirit and Guster are teaming up to recreateThe Band's farewell gig, dubbed the Last Waltz, almost 37 years to the day of the fabled concert.The Band staged their finale at San...

Modern Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland Dies In Memphis Aged 83

Bobby (Blue) Bland, the balladeer whose sophisticated style modernized the blues, has died at his home in Germantown, near Memphis, aged 83. Bobby's death was confirmed his son Rodd, who played drums in his band....

The Band Star Garth Hudson Launches Legal Battle To Halt Auction

Former The Band star Garth Hudson has filed suit against his landlord to halt plans for an auction of the rocker's possessions.Late last month (Feb13), belongings from the rock legend's archive were sold to the...

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...

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 Making Movie About The Band

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on to appear in an upcoming film project about rock legends The Band.Few details are known about the movie, but the British actor reveals it will focus on the...

Skrillex To Tour Canada By Train

Dance music sensation Skrillex is following in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, The Band and the Grateful Dead by embarking on a whistle-stop tour of Canada by train.The legendary artists teamed up for the famous...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Emmylou Harris Talks Life On The Tour Bus

Emmylou Harris - The American country musician and multiple Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris, says she wouldn't swap life on the tour bus for a private jet, reports the Huffington Post. Harris has described herself...

Helm Recovering From Throat Surgery

THE BAND star LEVON HELM is recovering from throat surgery after doctors removed a lesion on his vocal cord.The rocker, who battled throat cancer in 1998, feared the disease had returned, but doctors assured him...

Helm + Uncle Earl Collect Folk Alliance Honours

THE BAND drummer LEVON HELM and UNCLE EARL took home the top honours at the third annual Folk Alliance awards on Wednesday (20Feb08) night. Helm was named Traditional Artist Of The Year at the Memphis,...

Bacharach + The Band Honoured For Life Achievements

Songwriter BURT BACHARACH, THE BAND, DORIS DAY and bluegrass legend EARL SCRUGGS are among the stars who will be honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards at the 50th annual Grammy Awards next year (08). Reclusive singer/actress...

Debut Movie Wins Top Award At Tokyo Film Festival

Israeli director ERAN KOLIRIN's debut feature film THE BAND'S VISIT has claimed top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The controversial movie, about a group of Egyptian police lost in Israel, collected the Japanese...

Helm Sues Advertising Company For Copyright

Former THE BAND drummer LEVON HELM has filed a lawsuit against a New York advertising company following the commercial use of his group's song THE WEIGHT. Helm - who received a royalty payment for the...

Songwriter Wilkin Dies

Songwriter MARIJOHN WILKIN, who co-wrote the classic ballad LONG BLACK VEIL and other hits, has died. She was 86. Wilkin died at her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (28OCT06) after a long battle with...

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