1. Levon Helm

    Levon Helm

    3 Albums, 0 Songs

  2. The Civil Wars, Bonnie Raitt Highlight Americana Awards

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings, The Civil Wars and Alabama Shakes took home trophies, but Music City was the big winner at Wednesday night's Americana Honors & Awards. Five of six winners at the Ryman Auditorium event are based ...

  3. 'Love for Levon' Helm Benefit: John Mayer, Dierks Bentley + More

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will ...

  4. Phil Lesh on Recording New Music: 'What's the Point?'

    July 21, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are in their fourth year of touring with their latest post-Grateful Dead aggregate, Furthur. And as far as Lesh is concerned, the road is where Furthur belongs, so don't expect to see the sextet in the recording studio so ...

  5. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  6. Donald 'Duck' Dunn Remembered During Memphis' Beale Street Funeral March

    May 24, 2012 7:30 AM EDT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The late bass player Donald "Duck" Dunn was honored Wednesday in the city where he performed on some of R&B's best-known hits, with musicians leading a lively funeral march down Memphis' Beale Street. ...

  7. Rock Hall Broadcast: Dedicated to Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys

    May 04, 2012 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 HBO's broadcast of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which debuts at 9 p.m. ET Saturday (May 5) will be dedicated to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who were inducted on April 14 in Cleveland. MCA / Mike D ...

  8. Rock Hall of Fame Broadcast to Be Dedicated to Beasties' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 04, 2012 6:07 PM EDT HBO's broadcast of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which debuts at 9 p.m. ET Saturday will be dedicated to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who were inducted on April 14 in Cleveland. Yauch died Friday m ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. At Levon Helm's Barn, Fans and Friends Say Goodbye

    April 27, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans poured into Levon Helm 's barn and concert space in Woodstock, N.Y., Thursday to pay tribute to the late drummer, mandolinist and songwriter who died of cancer last week . A school bus company that shuttled mourners to Helm's home tol ...

  11. Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom

    April 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a United States civilian. The singer-songwriter was one of 13 recipients announced by President Obama on Thursday. The Medal of Freedom recognizes "in ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Au ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Bob Dylan Remembers Levon Helm: 'One of the Last True Great Spirits'

    April 20, 2012 1:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. "He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of the last true great spir ...

  16. Levon Helm of The Band Is Dead at 71

    April 19, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Levon Helm, a passionate musician, actor and the last surviving lead singer 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 Thurs ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Robbie Robertson 'So Saddened' Over Levon Helm Illness

    April 18, 2012 8:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 With news breaking on Tuesday that Levon Helm is in "the final stages of his battle with cancer," he's receiving words of support from a pair of his Band mates. "Last week I was shocked and so saddened to hear that my old band ma ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Levon Helm in 'Final Stages' of Cancer

    April 17, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Family Asks for Prayers for The Band's Last Surviving Vocalist 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, ...

  21. Allman Brothers Band's Beacon Run Brings Out Susan Tedeschi, Ruthie Foster, Bernie Williams

    March 23, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Derek Trucks (left) and Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band trading shots (Photo: Dan Rys) By now, catching the Allman Brothers Band during its annual Beacon Theatre run and NOT seeing a surprise guest or two waltz out on stage would be a bi ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Country Music's Very Good Grammy Night

    February 13, 2012 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Emotion reigned supreme at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, from the dramatic return and triumph of Adele to Jennifer Hudson's stunning tribute to Whitney Houston. Nashville was well represented as well, with some of the biggest stars in country mu ...

  24. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean ...

  25. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swin ...

  26. Elton John Welcomes Christmas Baby Boy

    December 28, 2010 7:45 AM EST 0 0 0 E lton John and his partner have become the proud parents of a son born to a surrogate in California on Christmas Day, UsMagazine reported on Monday. The boy, named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, is the first for the British rock star and Canad ...

  27. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent's House Burgled By Wine Lover, Lady Gaga Groped in Paris

    December 21, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent's House Burgled By Wine Lover Two men broke into 50 Cent 's Connecticut mansion this morning and were arrested by police after security guards had tippe ...

  28. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Still Promises Free Show, Don Imus Preps 'Ranch Record'

    September 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. Still Promising Free Show M.I.A. has scheduled a show in New York City for Sept. 27, but the set will not be free, despite the singer's promise that she will ...

  29. Fagen, McDonald, Scaggs Join Forces For Rhythm Revue Tour

    June 14, 2010 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen will join forces as the Dukes of September this summer when they hit the road for the 15-date (and growing) Rhythm Revue tour, starting Aug 19 in Danbury, Conn. The jaunt is an outgrowt ...

  30. Dave Rawlings Tops Americana Awards Nominations

    May 12, 2010 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 D ave Rawlings is the top nominee for this year's Americana Music Association Awards. Rawlings, long happy to stand in the shadows as a producer and longtime collaborator with Gillian Welch , received four nominations, including album of the ye ...

  31. New Orleans Jazz Fest / April 23-25 / Fairgrounds Racetrack

    April 27, 2010 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With three days of memorable performances by artists as varied as Simon and Garfunkel , Drake , My Morning Jacket , the Allman Brothers , and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 23 ...

  32. Elvis Costello's Live Series Continues With 'Hollywood High'

    December 09, 2009 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 E lvis Costello 's second release in his "The Costello Show" live performance series will be "Live at Hollywood High," a complete 20-song concert recording from June, 1978. The album, which includes 11 previously unreleased ...

  33. Dave Matthews, Bon Iver Reign Supreme On ACL Day 2

    October 04, 2009 11:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 If the first day of Austin City Limits was picture perfect weather-wise, day two started off soggy and ended up soaking concert-goers, turning Zilker Park into a vast mud pit. While the wet weather wasn't a constant, there were times when compl ...

  34. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look ...

  35. Swell Season Follows 'Once' Success With 'Strict Joy'

    July 12, 2009 8:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Acclaimed folk duo the Swell Season will release "Strict Joy," the pair's first set of new material since their breakout on-screen performances in the indie film "Once." Due September 29 on Anti-, the 12 songs find Oscar win ...

  36. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Shakira

    July 09, 2009 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 JACKSON ACTION: Tuesday's (July 7) star-studded, and oftentimes touching, memorial at Los Angeles' Staples Center may have begun to engender a sense of closure for fans of Michael Jackson following his passing June 25. On the newest Billbo ...

  37. Black Crowes Double Down With 'Frost' And 'Freeze'

    June 12, 2009 8:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 A double dose of the Black Crowes is slated for this fall, when the band returns on September 1 with "Before The Frost...". Fans who purchase the record will then be granted a unique download code, with which they can obtain a second Crowe ...

  38. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in L ...

  39. Levon Helm Going "Electric" This June

    April 14, 2009 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 After nabbing a Grammy for his rustic album "Dirt Farmer," Legendary drummer/vocalist Levon Helm will return June 30 with "Electric Dirt." The eleven song set will be released on Helms own Dirt Farmer Music, in conjunction with V ...

  40. Charlie Louvin Returns At 81 With Two New Albums

    April 03, 2009 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which he recorded last year at the age of 81: the gospel c ...

  41. Salvation and Sin

    April 03, 2009 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 At 81, Charlie Louvin Returns With A Pair Of Albums "I was going to call these albums 'Heaven' and 'Hell,' " Charlie Louvin says in his smooth Southern drawl. He's talking about his two most recent projects, which ...

  42. Country Stars Hit NYC For Hall Of Fame Benefit

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Times Square isn't exactly the site that comes to mind when considering a classic country "guitar pull," but it was last night (Oct. 15) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's second annual be Times Square isn't exac ...

  43. Organizers: Bonnaroo A Success Despite No Sell-Out

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas prices and a more crowded North American festival scene to post attendance of more than 70,000. An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music &am ...

  44. Bonnaroo: Veterans Lesh, Helm, King Hit The Right Notes

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music veterans like Phil Lesh, Levon Helm and B.B. King showed the younger generation a thing or two on the second day of Bonnaroo, offering a strong contrast to performances by rockers like Pearl Jam If Friday's day and night of music at Bonna ...

  45. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in ...

  46. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the year f 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th ...

  47. Billboard Bits: Frank Zappa, Newport Folk Festival, Joseph Arthur

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Zappa concert becomes a 2-CD live album, Trey Anastasio leads additions to Newport Folk Fest lineup, and Joseph Arthur releases ongoing free album project. Frank Zappa Concert Becomes 2-CD Live Album A previously unreleased 1972 concert is the ...

  48. Buffett, Crowes Sign On For Newport Folk Fest

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob Dylan are among the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival, to be held Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, Cat Power and Jakob ...

  49. With Allman Ailing, ABB Postpones Beacon Run

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Allman Brothers Band has postponed its annual run of 15 shows at New York's Beacon Theatre while frontman Gregg Allman recovers from treatment for Hepatitis C. The run was scheduled for May 5-24. The Allman Brothers Band has postponed its a ...

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