The Band

  1. Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters FREE FRANK BARSALONA, MUSIC AGENT WHO REVOLUTIONIZED CONCERT BIZ, DEAD AT 74: Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent age ...

  2. One of Levon Helm's Last Waltzes: Amnesty Int'l Song Released Today

    May 03, 2012 6:40 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- One of the last studio recordings by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Levon Helm was also one of the closest to his heart. Helm, his longtime friend and producer Larry Campbell and a crew of musicians and technicians reco ...

  3. Backbeat: Jakob Dylan Plays Farm Aid Event, Says New Wallflowers Album On The Way

    April 24, 2012 2:11 PM EDT Jakob Dylan performed at "An Evening with Farm Aid" in Manhattan and afterward said a new Wallflowers album is due to arrive in September, the band's first set of new songs since 2005. (Photo Copyright: Ebet Roberts) "I was at ...

  4. Web Trends: Suge Knight Thinks Tupac Is Alive?

    April 20, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. the band Levon Helm's most popular associated act, trending in accordance with his passing Thursday. 3. levon Levon Helm passed away Thursday from cancer. 4. levon helm The late singer is being remembered for his legendary r ...

  5. Bob Dylan Remembers Levon Helm: 'My Bosom Buddy...One of the Last True Great Spirits'

    April 20, 2012 6:51 AM EDT Bob Dylan and the Band had a thrilling musical relationship, but with the death of drummer Levon Helm on Thursday, it's the personal connection that Dylan remembers. Levon Helm Dies at 71 "He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of ...

  6. Levon Helm Dies at 71

    April 19, 2012 3:24 PM EDT Getty Levon Helm, a drummer, actor and the last surviving voice of The Band, whose Southern tenor was heard on the group's classic songs "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," died Thursday aftern ...

  7. Levon Helm in 'Final Stages' of Cancer

    April 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Levon Helm, a treasured voice in Americana music whose Southern drawl and busy-but-tight drumming brought an authenticity to The Band, is losing his decade-long battle with cancer, his family announced on Tuesday. "Levon is in the final stage ...

  8. Mando Diao Sign Publishing Deal With BMG Germany

    April 10, 2012 7:30 AM EDT BERLIN - The Swedish rock band Mando Diao signed an exclusive publishing deal with BMG Germany. Led by singer-songwriters Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén, the band has released five studio albums, a Best Of and an MTV Unplugged set over the past ni ...

  9. The Band's Levon Helm Loses BBDO Lawsuit Over 'The Weight' Cellphone Ad

    March 02, 2012 8:45 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- A Manhattan court says Levon Helm long ago signed away rights that let an advertising agency use the song "The Weight" in a cell phone commercia l. The Band's former drummer and singer sued ad agency BBDO Worldwide ...

  10. Sundance 2012: 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Sends off LCD Soundsystem in Style

    January 24, 2012 11:45 AM EST LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy, the star of the documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hits," received a standing ovation from the Egyptian Theatre crowd following the Sunday night premiere of the concert film about the end of his band. ...

  11. Robbie Robertson Returns To TV, But No Concerts or Festivals Planned

    March 31, 2011 8:15 PM EDT Robbie Robertson, who has performed only one concert in the last 35 years, has no intentions of taking to concert stages after making his first television performance in more than a decade on April 5-6. "I made a movie saying I'm gonna p ...

  12. Huey Lewis Pulls Australian Tour

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Huey Lewis and the News has canceled its scheduled Australian tour. Promoter Andrew McManus Presents had secured the services of the American pop-rock band for what would have been their first tour of these shores in more than 20 years. The init ...

  13. Woodstock Vets To Headline Anniversary Show

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some performers from the 1969 Woodstock concert will get back to the garden for a 40th anniversary show this summer. On the bill for Aug. 15 are the Levon Helm Band, Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Ten Years After, Canned Heat ...

  14. Sony/ATV Signs Sweden's Mando Diao Frontmen

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into worldwide songwriters' agreements with the frontmen and principal songwriters of Sweden's Mando Diao, Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén, for the band’s "Never Seen the Light of Day" album ...

  15. European Survey Tells Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Pink Floyd comeback would be the greatest gig in the sky, according to the findings of a new Europe-wide poll. When asked "Which band would you most like to see re-form," more than 26% of respondents to the census, published today by d ...

  16. New York Blues Guitarist Perry Dead At 49

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blues guitarist Bill Perry, who was discovered by Woodstock folk legend Richie Havens, has died, his label Blind Pig Records reported on Wednesday. He was 49. According to Greg Schwark, Perry's road manager, the musician was found at his apar ...

  17. Keyboardist Richard Bell Dies

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Canadian keyboardist Richard Bell died June 15 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto following a long fight with cancer. He was 61. The son of Leslie Bell, a leading Canadian choir conductor/educator/ composer, Bell was best-known for being ...

  18. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  19. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  20. The Beat

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Robertson collects the Band's greatest hits and unreleased material pm CD/DVD set "The Band: A Musical History. Read Melinda Newman's column. Robbie Robertson collects the Band's greatest hits and unreleased material pm ...

  21. Cream Rises For Reunion Shows

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Royal Albert Hall milks legendary band. Legendary rock act Cream will get back together for a four-show reunion in May. The band -- Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton -- will play London's Royal Albert Hall on May 2, 3, 5 and 6. The ve ...

  22. Cream Rises For Reunion Shows

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Royal Albert Hall milks legendary band. Legendary rock act Cream will get back together for a four-show reunion in May. The band -- Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton -- will play London's Royal Albert Hall on May 2, 3, 5 and 6. The ve ...

  23. The Beat

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Robertson offers an exclusive peek into the five-CD musical history of the Band, due from Capitol/EMI next May. Read Melinda Newman's column. Robbie Robertson offers an exclusive peek into the five-CD musical history of the Band, due f ...

  24. The Beat

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Robertson offers an exclusive peek into the five-CD musical history of the Band, due from Capitol/EMI next May. Read Melinda Newman's column. Robbie Robertson offers an exclusive peek into the five-CD musical history of the Band, due f ...