Levon Helm - "Toast To Freedom"
Today, we got to hear “Toast To Freedom,” one of the last songs Levon Helm recorded. And now here’s a video of Bruce Springsteen at last night’s Newark show, singing one of the songs Helm made famous, just like Bon Iver and the Black Keys have done in recent weeks. Springsteen started off last night’… More »
Last month, we lost Levon Helm. But one of the last recordings that the legendary Band drummer made before he died is now out in the world. Helm played drums on an all-star Amnesty International benefit song called “Toast For Freedom,” which was recorded at Helm’s own studios in Woodstock, NY. The song also feature… More »
The night that we lost Levon Helm, the great singer/drummer for the Band, Bon Iver played tribute by covering the Band’s “Ophelia.” One night after that, in their headlining spot at the second Coachella weekend, the Black Keys paid a grand-scale tribute of their own. Inviting former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and classic-rock archduke Joh… More »
Yesterday, the great Levon Helm, of the band, finally lost his long fight with cancer. And last night, in a touching and classy moment, Bon Iver, onstage in San Francisco, covered the Band’s “Ophelia,” one of the songs Helm had sung. The Bon Iver horn section even nailed all the Dixieland runs from the original… More »
Rolling Stone reports that Levon Helm, the great Americana drummer and singer, has died in New York, a few days after his family posted a statement that he was in the “final stages” of cancer. Helm, a former member of the Band, had been battling throat cancer for more than a decade. He was 71. More »
Here’s some impossibly sad news: Levon Helm, the drummer/singer for the Band and Americana original, is in “the final stages of his battle with cancer,” according to a statement that his wife and daughter recently posted on his website. The statement thanks all the people who have loved his music, which is an extremely graciou… More »
When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it “between a jam and a rock space,” especially with Further (featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh) and the Strokes headlining on Saturday. According to our photographer Graeme Flegenheimer there was a hippie/hipster divide… More »