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Album Of The Week: Conquering 'Stage Fright' With The Band

This week we're revisiting the stellar third album from Toronto roots rock group The Band. 'Stage Fright' was released on this day in 1970 via Capitol Records, during what you might call the golden years...

Owner Of Basement Tapes Recording Home Puts Property Up For Rent

The musicians took over the West Saugerties, New York property, nicknamed The Big Pink, in 1966 and recorded music in the basement of the house. The "updated Dormer unit" has been listed...

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...

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....

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...

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 &...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Humble Bob Dylan Turned Clapton Off Drugs

BOB DYLAN helped fellow rocker ERIC CLAPTON realise how pointless his drug-taking lifestyle was when the British guitarist saw his hero relaxing at the legendary WOODSTOCK festival in 1969. Clapton was a self-confessed "drug-crazed...

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