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Levon Helm, singer and drummer for The Band, in final stages of cancer
The Band singer and drummer Levon Helm is in the final stages of cancer, according to a note posted on his website Tuesday by his wife, Sandy, and daughter, Amy. “Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his ...

Listen to Levon Helm's Finest Moments: From 'The Weight' to 'Atlantic City'
Levon Helm performs at the Life is Good Festival at the Prowse Farm in Canton, Massachusetts. By Andy Greene The devastating news that Levon Helm is in the final stages of his fight against cancer has sent us all to our record collections to reflect on ...

The Band Drummer Levon Helm In Final Stages Of Cancer
3, 2007, photo, musician Levon Helm appears on Imus in the Morning in New York. The 71-year-old musician's family said Tuesday that he was in the final stages of cancer. Sad news for fans of drummer Levon Helm: The longtime member of The Band is in the ...

The Band's Levon Helm In Last Stages Of Battle With Cancer
WOODSTOCK, NY (April 17, 2012)-- Levon Helm, 71, a former member of The Band, is in the final stages of his long battle with cancer, according to a message posted Tuesday on the musician's website by his family that says "Levon is in the final stages ...

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charlieclark20 RT @kurt_loder: Much love to Levon Helm: With The Band, live at Winterland, 1976: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”: http://t.co/1MzbhmBs

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rcg80 RT @stevenhlynch: Levon Helm - one hell of a drummer and singer. An all time fav of mine. Off to see Richard and Rick soon by the sounds.

OxideLounge It's kind of freaking me out knowing the Levon Helm is close to leaving us. What an amazing musician! #PrayForLevon

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Celestevelep RT @GinaValley: RT @khenney: I dont fool with a lot of things that I cant have fun with Theres not much reward in that Levon Helm

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keepthedevil Levon Helm is in the final stages of cancer. An absolutely wonderful musician. I feel blessed my dad raised me in Helm's beautiful music.

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rickmanwgaye RT @rickfinlay: Sad news…One of my faves: Levon Helm icon of Americana music in the final stages of cancer http:tcoGWSpwVFH via @guardian

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pookhahare RT @ABC: The Band's Levon Helm "in the Final Stages" of Cancer Battle http://t.co/h4IVB7zw

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Saket4s_U RT @khenney: "I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that." ~ Levon Helm

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Have you ever teared up during a concert? by Rock N' Roll Gypsy Q: I don't mean hysterically screaming/crying (but if you have, that counts also), but has just finally being there or getting to hear one of your favorite singers sing a song that you love ever brought a tear to your eye? When my aunt saw the Rolling Stones, she told me that when they played Gimme Shelter she cried. I was young when she told me that (not that I'm old now...but I was young*er*) and thought that was incredibly lame of her. Last September, though, I saw Levon Helm and it took all I had not to cry when he walked out on stage! I had been working my butt off and that concert was all I had to look forward to for the longest time, and when the time came I was so happy to finally be there! Then, there were all these guests (Robert Plant being the most awesome...closely followed by Sam Bush...but all were great) and it just became too much. Yes, I am lame. I admit it. What about you?

A: Yeah, I have. I used to think it was really lame too, since I could never understand why in the world someone would be crying at a concert, but it doesn't seem lame while it's happening. I went to see Marilyn Manson and Slayer in Cleveland 2 summers ago with my best friend. We got there about 2 hours early and then sprinted to the barrier as soon as the gates opened (it was an outdoor concert). Slayer came out and I just thought "this is awesome. I'm a mere 5 feet away from The Gods of Metal themselves." But I didn't cry, I just thought it was cool. Then they blocked the stage so Manson could set up. By that point it still hadn't hit me where I was standing and who was going to walk onto the stage. And then, they started playing, and Manson walked out, and I almost burst into tears. It was the single most amazing moment of my life, being so close to someone I've listened to and pretty much idolized as the single greatest genius in music. Still can't explain it. But yeah, you're not lame.

Anyone going to any Music Festivals this spring/summer? by Pirate Girls Kick Butt! Q: top of my list is Bonnaroo- check out this line up! Pearl Jam Metallica Jack Johnson Kanye West Robert Plant and Alison Krauss featuring T Bone Burnett Phil Lesh & Friends My Morning Jacket The Allman Brothers Band The Raconteurs Willie Nelson Death Cab for Cutie B.B. King Sigur Ros Levon Helm Ben Folds O.A.R. The Bluegrass Allstars M.I.A. Umphrey's McGee Iron & Wine Stephen Marley Yonder Mountain String Band Zappa Plays Zappa Talib Kweli Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival The Disco Biscuits Mastodon Lupe Fiasco Against Me! Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Pat Green Ozomatli Tegan & Sara Solomon Burke Drive-By Truckers MSTRKRFT !!! The Avett Brothers Israel Vibration Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck Phil Lesh & Teresa Williams Aimee Mann Ladytron Janeane Garofalo The Fiery Furnaces Money Mark Orchestra Baobab Ghostland Observatory Jose Gonzalez Dark Star Orchestra Zach Galifianakis Minus the Bear Donavon Frankenreiter Lez Zeppelin State Radio The Coup Battles The Wood Brothers Jakob Dylan and the Gold Mountain Rebels Jim Norton Two Gallants The Sword Vampire Weekend Little Feat Nicole Atkins Chromeo Brian Posehn The Felice Brothers Mason Jennings Mike Birbiglia MGMT The Lee Boys Rogue Wave Serena Ryder Steel Train Grupo Fantasma John Mulaney Back Door Slam Michelle Buteau Newton Faulkner

A: i really want to go to the 'sasquatch music festival' in washington state. http://sasquatchfestival.com/2008/ EDIT: and defiantly going to inaugural 'outside lands festival' in goldengate park, san francisco. here is the line up: In addition to previously announced headliners Radiohead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Jack Johson, the fest has added Beck, Wilco, Broken Social Scene, Black Mountain, Devendra Banhart, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Bon Iver, Drive-By Truckers, Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Nellie McKay, Manu Chao, Regina Spektor, the Cool Kids, Two Gallants, the Coup, Steel Pulse, Lyrics Born, Cold War Kids, Café Tacuba, and both Little Brother and the Felice Brothers, who are apparently unrelated to each other. The Jack Johnson fan in your life will be sated by appearances from Ben Harper, Widespread Panic, Primus and Galactic, while the Tom Petty contingent will get a boost from Steve "Higher Love" Winwood. btw, my mom's family is from fortuna, humbolt co. CA. (cough, cough.)

How the hell could Aretha Franklin be the greatest singer of all time? by Q: Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" 1. Aretha Franklin 2. Ray Charles 3. Elvis Presley 4. Sam Cooke 5. John Lennon 6. Marvin Gaye 7. Bob Dylan 8. Otis Redding 9. Stevie Wonder 10. James Brown 11. Paul McCartney 12. Little Richard 13. Roy Orbinson 14. Al Green 15. Robert Plant 16. Mick Jagger 17. Tina Turner 18. Freddie Mercury 19. Bob Marley 20. Smokey Robinson 21. Johnny Cash 22. Etta James 23. David Bowie 24. Van Morrison 25. Michael Jackson 26. Jackie Wilson 27. Hank Williams 28. Janis Joplin 29. Nina Simone 30. Prince 31. Howlin' Wolf 32. Bono 33. Steve Winwood 34. Whitney Houston 35. Dusty Springfield 36. Bruce Springsteen 37. Neil Young 38. Elton John 39. Jeff Buckley 40. Curtis Mayfield 41. Chuck Berry 42. Joni Mitchell 43. George Jones 44. Bobby "Blue" Bland 45. Kurt Cobain 46. Patsy Cline 47. Jim Morrison 48. Buddy Holly 49. Donny Hathaway 50. Bonnie Raitt 51. Gladys Knight 52. Brian Wilson 53. Muddy Waters 54. Luther Vandross 55. Paul Rodgers 56. Mavis Staples 57. Eric Burdon 58. Christina Aguilera 59. Rod Stewart 60. Bjork 61. Roger Dawltrey 62. Lou Reed 63. Dion 64. Axl Rose 65. David Ruffin 66. Thom Yorke 67. Jerry Lee Lewis 68. Wilson Pickett 69. Ronnie Spector 70. Gregg Allman 71. Toots Hibbert 72. John Fogerty 73. Dolly Parton 74. James Taylor 75. Iggy Pop 76. Steve Perry 77. Merle Haggard 78. Sly Stone 79. Mariah Carrey 80. Frankie Valli 81. John Lee Hooker 82. Tom Waits 83. Patti Smith 84. Darlene Love 85. Sam Moore 86. Art Garfunkel 87. Don Henley 88. Willie Nelson 89. Solomon Burke 90. The Everly Brothers 91. Levon Helm 92. Morrissey 93. Annie Lennox 94. Karen Carpenter 95. Patti LaBelle 96. B.B. King 97. Joe Cocker 98. Stevie Nicks 99. Steven Tyler 100. Mary J. Blige AND WHERE THE HELL IS LEONARD COHEN ??????????????

A: where the hell is Britney Spears???

Can you come up with a list of your 100 favorite bands? by Trinity Q: I saw a question on here where the asker gave a list composed of what they thought were the best 100 bands. I decided to make my own list. It was harder than I thought it would be, as people/bands ended up further down on the list than they should be (but I couldn't bump the ones that were higher up) or they got left off and shouldn't have been. I now have a new respect for those people who make "top blah blah blah" lists. If you're wondering, here's my list: 1. Bob Dylan 2. Waylon Jennings 3. The Rolling Stones 4. Pink Floyd 5. Leonard Cohen 6. Tom Waits 7. Neil Young 8. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 9. Grateful Dead 10. Led Zeppelin 11. John Lennon 12. Gram Parsons 13. Janis Joplin 14. The Beatles 15. Otis Redding 16. David Bowie 17. The Velvet Underground 18. Black Sabbath 19. The Who 20. The Band 21. Alice In Chains 22. The Black Crowes 23. William Elliott Whitmore 24. Creedence Clearwater Revival 25. Warren Zevon 26. Van Morrison 27. T. Rex 28. Simon and Garfunkel 29. Nick Drake 30. Buddy Guy 31. The Allman Brothers Band 32. Love and Rockets 33. The Kinks 34. Jimi Henrix Experience 35. Kris Kristofferson 36. Iggy/the Stooges 37. Jackson Browne 38. Emmylou Harris 39. Fairport Convention 40. Elvis Presley 41. Drive-By Truckers 42. The Clash 43. The Doors 44. Muddy Waters 45. Zakk Wylde related projects. 46. AC/DC 47. Bert Jansch 48. George Jones 49. Billie Holiday 50. Pentangle 51. Sam Cooke 52. 13th Floor Elevators 53. Levon Helm 54. The Replacements 55. Wishbone Ash 56. Traffic 57. Wire 58. Television 59. Sam Bush 60. King Crimson 61. Jethro Tull 62. Porcupine Tree 63. Badfinger 64. Elton John 65. Bo Diddley 66. Chuck Berry 67. Bob Marley 68. Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young) 69. Donovan 70. Cat Stevens 71. J.J. Cale 72. Hoodoo Gurus 73. John Cale 74. The Pogues 75. Robert Johnson 76. Iron Maiden 77. Johnny Cash 78. Billy Joe Shaver 79. Dave Van Ronk 80. The Byrds 81. Van Der Graaf Generator 82. Ten Years After 83. The Sonics 84. Nine Inch Nails 85. The Smiths 86. Captain Beefheart 87. Frank Zappa 88. Chris Whitley 89. Deep Purple 90. Blue Oyster Cult 91. Judas Priest 92. Elvis Costello 93. Hanks Williams Sr. 94. Guns N' Roses 95. Jerry Jeff Walker 96. Joy Division 97. Lucinda Williams 98. My Morning Jacket 99. Nick Cave 100. The Temptations I don't necessarily think all of these artists are the greatest ever, but they're my favorites...

A: Wow. My list is almost the same as yours. Adding you to my contacts and trying to find my list. I had one around here somwhere.... Ok....going through all my old answers was too exhausting/distracting, so I am just relisting: 1. The Grateful Dead 2. The Doors 3. The Shins 4. The Decemberists 5. The White Stripes 6. Bob Marley and the Wailers 7. Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young 8. Creedence Clearwater Revival 9. Howlin' Rain 10. The Dixie Chicks 11. Willie Nelson 12. Iron & Wine 13. Johnny Cash 14. Neutral Milk Hotel 15. Joni Mitchell 16. Simon & Garfunkel 17. Solas 18. Led Zeppelin 19. Richard Thompson 20. Blue Oyster Cult 21. Dolly Parton 22. Eric Clapton 23. The Feeling 24. Jimi Hendrix 25. The Mamas and the Papas 26. Wilco 27. Elvis Costello 28. Pink Floyd 29. Nick Drake 30. Leonard Cohen 31. Tom Waits 32. Van Morrison 33. The Temptations 34. Porcupine Tree 35. Metallica 36. Shemekia Copeland 37. Amy Correia 39. Pantera 40. Jefferson Airplane 41. Meat Loaf 42. Ray LaMontagne 43. The Strokes 44. Phish 45. Godsmack 46. Ozzy Osbourne 47. Death Cab For Cutie 48. The New Pornographers 49. Emmylou Harris 50. The Raconteurs 51. Fionn Regan 52. Jose Gonzalez 53. Marc Broussard 54. Nirvana 55. Of Montreal 56. Peter Tosh 57. Patsy Cline 58. Radiohead 59. Reba McEntire 60. The Wood Brothers 61. 10,000 Maniacs 62. Stars 63. Lyle Lovett 64. Aimee Mann 65. Amy Correia 66. Beck 67. The Who 68. Mr. Gnome 69. NIN 70. Whatfor 71. Modest Mouse 72. Spoon 73. Janis Joplin 74. Cream 75. Guns N Roses 76. Lynyrd Skynyrd 77. Of Montreal 78. DeVotchKa 79. Kathleen Edwards 80. Waylon Jennings 81. The Blow 82. Stevie Ray Vaughan 83. Cold War Kids 84. Iron Maiden 85. Belle & Sebastian 86. Carbon Leaf 87. The Velvet Underground 88. John Lennon 89. R.E.M. 90. Remy Zero 91. Robert Plant 92. Alison Krauss 93. Bonnie Raitt 94. Sufjan Stevens 95. The Arcade Fire 96. Mojave 3 97. Superwolf 98. The Cinematics 99. Thievery Corporation 100. Smokey Robinson That was exhausting and I feel like I've left out a lot and put in a lot that maybe I shouldn't have.

Rolling stone 100 greatest singers of all time.? by Q: 100 Mary J. Blige 99 Steven Tyler 98 Stevie Nicks 97 Joe Cocker 96 B.B. King 95 Patti LaBelle 94 Karen Carpenter 93 Annie Lennox 92 Morrissey 91 Levon Helm 90 The Everly Brothers 89 Solomon Burke 88 Willie Nelson 87 Don Henley 86 Art Garfunkel 85 Sam Moore 84 Darlene Love 83 Patti Smith 82 Tom Waits 81 John Lee Hooker 80 Frankie Valli 79 Mariah Carey 78 Sly Stone 77 Merle Haggard 76 Steve Perry 75 Iggy Pop 74 James Taylor 73 Dolly Parton 72 John Fogerty 71 Toots Hibbert 70 Gregg Allman 69 Ronnie Spector 68 Wilson Pickett 67 Jerry Lee Lewis 66 Thom Yorke 65 David Ruffin 64 Axl Rose 63 Dion 62 Lou Reed 61 Roger Daltrey 60 Björk 59 Rod Stewart 58 Christina Aguilera 57 Eric Bourdon 56 Mavis Staples 55 Paul Rodgers 54 Luther Vandross 53 Muddy Waters 52 Brian Wilson 51 Gladys Knight 50 Bonnie Raitt 49 Donny Hathaway 48 Buddy Holly 47 Jim Morrison 46 Patsy Cline 45 Kurt Cobain 44 Bobby “Blue” Bland 43 George Jones 42 Joni Mitchell 41 Chuck Berry 40 Curtis Mayfield 39 Jeff Buckley 38 Elton John 37 Neil Young 36 Bruce Springsteen 35 Dusty Sprinfield 34 Whitney Houston 33 Steve Winwood 32 Bono 31 Howlin’ Wolf 30 Prince 29 Nina Simone 28 Janis Joplin 27 Hank Williams 26 Jackie Wilson 25 Michael Jackson 24 Van Morrison 23 David Bowie 22 Etta James 21 Johnny Cash 20 Smokey Robinson 19 Bob Marley 18 Freddie Mercury 17 Tina Turner 16 Mick Jagger 15 Robert Plant 14 Al Green 13 Roy Orbison 12 Little Richard 11 Paul McCartney 10 James Brown 09 Stevie Wonder 08 Otis Redding 07 Bob Dylan 06 Marvin Gaye 05 John Lennon 04 Sam Cooke 03 Elvis Presley 02 Ray Charles 01 Aretha Franklin I think steve perry should be at least in the top ten if not number one. Whos your top ten?

A: One of the most ridiculous lists I had ever seen at the time, and still is to this day. Any list that has Elvis Presley beneath Ray Charles & Aretha Franklin (who I'm not saying aren't amazing, but c'mon, NO ONE had Elvis' pipes) and PATSY CLINE (PATSY CLINE for goodness sakes!!!!!!!) at 46(!!!!!!!!!!) (under Kurt f***ing Cobain, Janis Joplin, & Bob Dylan no less, not to mention about 35 more bullshit "artists") has absolutely no basis or legitimacy. In all honesty this list isn't worth the match it would take to burn it Ones (I feel) should remain (definitely not in this order though): 91 Levon Helm 90 The Everly Brothers 89 Solomon Burke 87 Don Henley 84 Darlene Love 80 Frankie Valli 79 Mariah Carey 77 Merle Haggard 73 Dolly Parton 72 John Fogerty 71 Toots Hibbert 70 Gregg Allman 69 Ronnie Spector 68 Wilson Pickett 67 Jerry Lee Lewis 65 David Ruffin 63 Dion 62 Lou Reed 58 Christina Aguilera 56 Mavis Staples 54 Luther Vandross 53 Muddy Waters 52 Brian Wilson 51 Gladys Knight 50 Bonnie Raitt 48 Buddy Holly 46 Patsy Cline 44 Bobby “Blue” Bland 43 George Jones 41 Chuck Berry 34 Whitney Houston 31 Howlin’ Wolf 27 Hank Williams 26 Jackie Wilson 24 Van Morrison 22 Etta James 21 Johnny Cash 20 Smokey Robinson 13 Roy Orbison 12 Little Richard 10 James Brown 09 Stevie Wonder 08 Otis Redding 06 Marvin Gaye 04 Sam Cooke 03 Elvis Presley 02 Ray Charles 01 Aretha Franklin Omissions: Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) Connie Francis Loretta Lynn Faron Young Marty Robbins Buck Owens Bill Monroe Jim Reeves Alan Jackson George Strait Natalie Maines Shirley Owens (The Shirelles) Ben E King Clyde McPhatter (Drifters) Tony Williams (Platters) Linda Ronstadt Rick Danko (The Band) Richard Manuel (The Band) Ricky Nelson Glenn Frey (The Eagles) John Denver Anita Carter (Carter Family) Lala Brooks (The Crystals) Mary Wells (Shangri-Las)

R&P: How does this sound? by Gun Street Girl Q: I'm making a video for my family. It's just a bunch of pictures set to music. I think I've picked my songs and the order in which I want them played...I tried to fix them so they'll flow together nicely. Peace Train by Cat Stevens Here Comes The Sun by the Beatles Into The Mystic by Van Morrison Stand By Me by John Lennon A Higher Place by Tom Petty By Your Side by the Black Crowes Wide River To Cross by Levon Helm (this one is going to be set to pictures of my grandpa, who died this year...it's a tribute to him) What do you think? Do you think the songs go okay together? Any other suggestions for songs? Are they a bit cheesy since they're all about peace, love and standing together? Or, in this case, is cheesy good? lol, there's a lot of questions there... Thanks!

A: Perfect :) You did good.

Do you think Bob Dylan should be at number 7 on Rolling Stones 100 greatest singers list? by Mike H Music Man in New Orleans Q: 100 Mary J. Blige 99 Steven Tyler 98 Stevie Nicks 97 Joe Cocker 96 B.B. King 95 Patti LaBelle 94 Karen Carpenter 93 Annie Lennox 92 Morrissey 91 Levon Helm 90 The Everly Brothers 89 Solomon Burke 88 Willie Nelson 87 Don Henley 86 Art Garfunkel 85 Sam Moore 84 Darlene Love 83 Patti Smith 82 Tom Waits 81 John Lee Hooker 80 Frankie Valli 79 Mariah Carey 78 Sly Stone 77 Merle Haggard 76 Steve Perry 75 Iggy Pop 74 James Taylor 73 Dolly Parton 72 John Fogerty 71 Toots Hibbert 70 Gregg Allman 69 Ronnie Spector 68 Wilson Pickett 67 Jerry Lee Lewis 66 Thom Yorke 65 David Ruffin 64 Axl Rose 63 Dion 62 Lou Reed 61 Roger Daltrey 60 Björk 59 Rod Stewart 58 Christina Aguilera 57 Eric Bourdon 56 Mavis Staples 55 Paul Rodgers 54 Luther Vandross 53 Muddy Waters 52 Brian Wilson 51 Gladys Knight 50 Bonnie Raitt 49 Donny Hathaway 48 Buddy Holly 47 Jim Morrison 46 Patsy Cline 45 Kurt Cobain 44 Bobby "Blue" Bland 43 George Jones 42 Joni Mitchell 41 Chuck Berry 40 Curtis Mayfield 39 Jeff Buckley 38 Elton John 37 Neil Young 36 Bruce Springsteen 35 Dusty Sprinfield 34 Whitney Houston 33 Steve Winwood 32 Bono 31 Howlin' Wolf 30 Prince 29 Nina Simone 28 Janis Joplin 27 Hank Williams 26 Jackie Wilson 25 Michael Jackson 24 Van Morrison 23 David Bowie 22 Etta James 21 Johnny Cash 20 Smokey Robinson 19 Bob Marley 18 Freddie Mercury 17 Tina Turner 16 Mick Jagger 15 Robert Plant 14 Al Green 13 Roy Orbison 12 Little Richard 11 Paul McCartney 10 James Brown 09 Stevie Wonder 08 Otis Redding 07 Bob Dylan 06 Marvin Gaye 05 John Lennon 04 Sam Cooke 03 Elvis Presley 02 Ray Charles 01 Aretha Franklin

A: I think it's easy to say no now, cause we have all those quality rap voices and beautiful rap songs. But in his hay-day....

Your 2009 so far....? by Rock N' Roll Gypsy Q: There have only been a few albums that has came out this year that has blown my mind, which is weird for me. Electric Dirt by Levon Helm, Untitled #23 by the Church and Farm by Dinosaur Jr. are my favorites. I also liked these a lot too... Together Through Life by Bob Dylan Blood From Stars by Joe Henry The Eternal by Sonic Youth A Stranger Here by Ramblin' Jack Elliott Ready for the Flood by Mark Olson and Gary Louris Already Free by the Derek Trucks Band Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle by Bill Callahan Written In Chalk by Buddy and Julie Miller Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs by Otis Taylor And a few other albums had their good and bad parts...a couple of great songs but the rest being mediocre (Will Whitmore's Animals In The Dark, Roots & Wings by Neal Casal, Haymaker by the Gourds, Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear, Fork in the Road by Neil Young, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane by Elvis Costello, Tommy by the Smithereens, etc). And, well, that's about it. The rest have been just a big let down...Merriweather Post Pavilion being the biggest, considering all the hype it has gotten. I was given the new Black Crowes album today and so far I'm really feeling it. How about you? How has 2009 been treating you as far as music goes? Hey Silver : ) I've been here and there...

A: I think 2009 has been pretty good actually, for the most part. So far I've gotten the following albums: Journal For Plague Lovers - Manic Street Preachers The Eternal - Sonic Youth Fork In The Road - Neil Young Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes Fight Like Apes & The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion - Fight Like Apes Farm - Dinosaur Jr Relapse - Eminem 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day Out of those the only ones I've been disappointed with are the last two. I'm also looking forward to albums by Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures and The Cribs so hopefully the year will get even better.

What do you think of Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time"? by Q: 1. Aretha Franklin 2. Ray Charles 3. Elvis Presley 4. Sam Cooke 5. John Lennon 6. Marvin Gaye 7. Bob Dylan 8. Otis Redding 9. Stevie Wonder 10. James Brown 11. Paul McCartney 12. Little Richard 13. Roy Orbinson 14. Al Green 15. Robert Plant 16. Mick Jagger 17. Tina Turner 18. Freddie Mercury 19. Bob Marley 20. Smokey Robinson 21. Johnny Cash 22. Etta James 23. David Bowie 24. Van Morrison 25. Michael Jackson 26. Jackie Wilson 27. Hank Williams 28. Janis Joplin 29. Nina Simone 30. Prince 31. Howlin' Wolf 32. Bono 33. Steve Winwood 34. Whitney Houston 35. Dusty Springfield 36. Bruce Springsteen 37. Neil Young 38. Elton John 39. Jeff Buckley 40. Curtis Mayfield 41. Chuck Berry 42. Joni Mitchell 43. George Jones 44. Bobby "Blue" Bland 45. Kurt Cobain 46. Patsy Cline 47. Jim Morrison 48. Buddy Holly 49. Donny Hathaway 50. Bonnie Raitt 51. Gladys Knight 52. Brian Wilson 53. Muddy Waters 54. Luther Vandross 55. Paul Rodgers 56. Mavis Staples 57. Eric Burdon 58. Christina Aguilera 59. Rod Stewart 60. Bjork 61. Roger Dawltrey 62. Lou Reed 63. Dion 64. Axl Rose 65. David Ruffin 66. Thom Yorke 67. Jerry Lee Lewis 68. Wilson Pickett 69. Ronnie Spector 70. Gregg Allman 71. Toots Hibbert 72. John Fogerty 73. Dolly Parton 74. James Taylor 75. Iggy Pop 76. Steve Perry 77. Merle Haggard 78. Sly Stone 79. Mariah Carrey 80. Frankie Valli 81. John Lee Hooker 82. Tom Waits 83. Patti Smith 84. Darlene Love 85. Sam Moore 86. Art Garfunkel 87. Don Henley 88. Willie Nelson 89. Solomon Burke 90. The Everly Brothers 91. Levon Helm 92. Morrissey 93. Annie Lennox 94. Karen Carpenter 95. Patti LaBelle 96. B.B. King 97. Joe Cocker 98. Stevie Nicks 99. Steven Tyler 100. Mary J. Blige

A: I dont think its very good. I think Elvis should be no.1 and Roy Orbison no.2 . I don't understand why John Lennon is up so high. I don't think he was that good of a singer, Paul McCartney was better. Any why is Bob Dylan so up in the list???? XxX

Do you honestly believe The Band isn't underrated? by ╬ She's Always Wrong ╬ Q: The Band... you know with Rick Danko, or how about Levon Helm? Half of you say "Yes... I think so", but really, could you honestly say with a straight face "The Band, they are just overrated garbage". Music From Big Pink, Stage Fright, The Bang, Cahoots, and The Last Waltz are all in my Top 30 albums, yet none of my friends (every one that loves classic rock) has heard of them. If it wasn't for the internet I wouldn't even know who they are. Sure, once in a while The Weight comes on the radio, and that's it. Rolling Stone rated The Band (album) & Music From Big Pink very high on their top 500 albums list, and they should be high, Music From Big Pink is one of the greatest albums I've ever heard. Some of your guys said they were underskilled, and were not underrated. The Band has produced finer sounds them The Beatles (maybe not as many great songs though). Sure, you guys, and girls, might appreciate them, and here them talked about, but that's because you're on a rock fourm, and you love music, you're pratically asking to hear about them. The Band is underrated, maybe at the time they weren't as underrated as now, but they should be right up their with The Beatles, and really The Rolling Stones are pretty good, but I can't believe they are loved more than The Band. This was my first rant, please don't get mad, I'm not trying to hurt anyone, and I doubt I have, just try to convince me that I'm wrong, or agree. Thanks in advance.

A: anyone that lived through that era will tell you that the band is not underrated. besides, the terms overrated and underrated are lame to begin with. many people remember bands like the stones, beatles, hendrix, and clapton because of their popularity and impact on popular culture. many bands over time are forgotten and certainly younger people don't know of them. the band was good, but there were many bands just as good or better that have been forgotten due to time. it doesn't mean they are underrated just because people have not heard of them....you wouldn't know what a banana tastes like if you've never had one.

R&P: Battle of the Drummers? by --rudie can't fail Q: John Bonham vs Keith Moon - Charlie Watts vs Stephen Morris - Jaki Leibezeit vs Topper Headon - Dave Grohl vs Igor Cavalera - Bill Ward vs Lars Ulrich - Neil Peart vs Stewart Copeland - Ginger Baker vs Glen Kotche - Tony Thompson vs Moe Tucker - Levon Helm vs Jimmy Chamberlin -

A: John Bonham Charlie Watts Topper Headon - Dave Grohl Ginger Baker Moe Tucker (she rarely gets listed nice pick) Levon Helm (he rarely gets listed also)

Has anyone here seen "The Last Waltz"? by David Brent Q: "The Last Waltz" is a concert film by Martin Scorsese detailing "The Band" 's last ever performance. The performance included lots of guest appearences including -Bob Dylan -Neil Young -Eric Clapton -Van Morrison -Neil Diamond & lots of others The Band consists of -Robbie Robertson -Levon Helm -Rick Danko -Richard Manuel -Garth Hudson This is my favourite performance from the concert film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9_xmpXfTtQ Have you seen "The Last Waltz"? What did you think of it?

A: I've seen it. It's excellent. A wonderful event captured with precision and style by the brilliant Martin Scorsese. I know Levon Helm criticized it though. He felt it put over-the-top emphasis on Robbie Robertson and presented him as the most important member of The Band. I don't know though... I just thought it was very entertaining. I felt as if I was *there* and loved the tunes. "I'm only gonna do one song, but I'm gonna do it good." -- great Neil Diamond quote from the concert On a related note, I also loved Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film Shine a Light. Very classy and exciting -- he captured the enduring appeal of the Stones. A real tribute to Jagger, Richards, and their bruised-but-still-kickin' brand of rock. Can't wait to see what Marty does with his planned George Harrison documentary. =)

Who wins the award for "best guest appearance" at a concert you have been at? by Rock N' Roll Gypsy Q: For me, the Levon Helm concert this past Wednesday takes the cake...and the fork, the plate, the table it's setting on and, well, I think you get the idea. Guest appearances included: Little Sammy Davis Robert Plant Sam Bush Buddy Miller John Hiatt Alison Krauss Sheryl Crowe Steve Earle Billy Bob Thorton Delbert McClinton Allison Moorer Billy Bob introduced the band and then, later on, came out and sang a song. Who knew he could sing? He wasn't great, but not nearly as bad as I expected. This show was INCREDIBLE. Though I'm not really a fan of Sheryl Crowe or Alison Krauss (never even heard of Allison Moorer), I love all the others...and, of course, Levon was great :-) And, incase anyone is unsure of who Levon is, he's the singer/drummer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38JpAMG65Dg It was also recorded for TV and DVD. shew...I've still got a high from it.

A: At some really lame concert an old boyfriend drug me to was the best guest appearance ever, Iggy Pop. That guy is legendary!

Name Ten Awesome Drummers...? by ╬ She's Always Wrong ╬ Q: ...off the top of your head. - Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) - John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) - John Densmore (The Doors) - Ringo Starr (The Beatles) - Levon Helm (The Band) - Richard Manuel (The Band) - Neil Peart (Rush) - Ian Paice (Deep Purple) - Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - Keith Moon (The Who) BQ: Do you drum? BQ2: Would you rather play bass? BQ3: Do you like Rock Band? BQ4: Best Psychedelic Pink Floyd album? BQ5: Do you love a band, but hate the majority of their fans?

A: Billy Cobham Carl Palmer (EL&P) Danny Carey (Tool) Mike Shrieve (Santana) Bill Buford (YES & King Crimson) Neil Peart (Rush) Terry Bozzio (Zappa) Cozy Powell (Rainbow & Sabbath) Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater Ginger Baker (Cream) BQ: No BQ2: Maybe BQ3: Don't play BQ4: Piper @ at Gates of Dawn / Saucerful of Secrets BQ5: Like Phish. Can't stand their fans :P

Top 5 Favorite Unique Voices? by Creg Q: Name at least one girl 1. Neil Young 2. Bob Dylan 3. Zooey Deschanel 4. Levon Helm 5. Tom Petty Damn, left out Van Morrison in my list, thats a good one

A: 1. Gordon Gano 2. Bob Dylan 3. Kurt Cobain 4. Lucinda Williams 5. Daniel Johnston

Rock and Roll Feuds? by Shades of Grey♥ Q: I was listening to The Band this morning and thinking how sad it is that Robbie Robertson, who wrote the lyrics, refuses to share royalties with the others, esp. Levon Helm, without whose voice and southern American sensibilities, The Band would not have been nearly as great as they were. It's been in the courts for years. Any opinions on the lyricist getting the lions share of the royalties even though the entire band made the music what it was?

A: Hmmm, you can also look at it this way; the band would not have been as great as they were, had Robbie not penned the majority of the lyrics for Levon to sing. Of the 5 members, 2 are deceased. So that leaves Robbie, Levon, and Garth. It's a tough call, and I feel that it's sad that legalities always take precedence over morals/ethics in these matters. It's nice to have an opinion though...and mine is that royalties should be split equally amongst all 5 members (or their families); Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Richard Manuel. Richard was a huge song writing contributing factor to The Bands music along with Robbie. Richard died back in the late 70's, while Rick Danko passed away around 10 years ago. Their families should be entitled to an equal share of the pot. You're correct, this legal battle has been going on for years, and I doubt we'll see a resolution any time soon. Robbie is a brilliant song writer/performer, but I feel he may be letting his anger & greed get in the way of what should be done. Every bands circumstances are different, so it's hard to give a general answer. But in the case of 'The Band', I say split it equally. On a side note...considering that 4 of the 5 members were Canadians, I still get a kick out of how many people still presume 'The Band' were American. The same goes with Steppenwolf...Oh well.

Best Singing Drummer? by ╬ She's Always Wrong ╬ Q: In My Opinion, Levon Helm. In Your Opinion...?

A: Kelly Keaggy - Night Ranger Phil Collins - Genesis and solo

Which song should I use out of these two? by Gun Street Girl Q: I asked this question in the Rock and Pop section, but figured I would ask it here as well since the songs I'm inquiring about have obvious country influences in them. I'm making a video for my family. A part of the video is going to be dedicated to my grandpa, who died this year. The video is just going to be pictures set to music. I've narrowed it down to either Wide River To Cross by Levon Helm or Porchlight by William Elliott Whitmore. Now, both songs remind me of him. But Porchlight reminds me of him most. It fits him EXACTLY. It's unbelievable...like the dude wrote the song just for him. The only thing that is keeping me from using that song is Whitmore's voice. While I love it, others may not. His voice is...unique. What do you think? Which song should I use? Porchlight by Will Whitmore (only a 30 second sample because I can't find the full track on the net...but you'll get the idea...it's the last track): http://music.aol.com/album/ashes-to-dust/799750 or Wide River To Cross by Levon Helm: http://www.last.fm/music/Levon+Helm/Dirt+Farmer/Wide+River+To+Cross My mother says that since I am making the video that I should use whatever song I want. But, I want to make everybody happy. So, opinions? Thank you!

A: I would use Porchlight. If it "fits him EXACTLY." Everyone else should be watching the video and thinking about the words, not the voice thats saying/singing. It's whats being said that will tie it all together.

Which song should I use? by Gun Street Girl Q: I'm making a video for my family. A part of the video is going to be dedicated to my grandpa, who died this year. The video is just going to be pictures set to music. I've narrowed it down to either Wide River To Cross by Levon Helm or Porchlight by William Elliott Whitmore. Now, both songs remind me of him. But Porchlight reminds me of him most. It fits him EXACTLY. It's unbelievable...like the dude wrote the song just for him. The only thing that is keeping me from using that song is Whitmore's voice. While I love it, others may not. His voice is...unique. What do you think? Which song should I use? Porchlight by Will Whitmore (only a 30 second sample because I can't find the full track on the net...but you'll get the idea): http://music.aol.com/album/ashes-to-dust/799750 or Wide River To Cross by Levon Helm: http://www.last.fm/music/Levon+Helm/Dirt+Farmer/Wide+River+To+Cross My mother says that since I am making the video that I should use whatever song I want. But, I want to make everybody happy. So, opinions? Oh, I forgot to say thanks for the answers/help! So...thanks! Thanks Beatles Girl...though I love that song, it doesn't fit my papaw at all.

A: Seems to me that since the song Porchlight reminds You of Him the most, it would be the best choice here. I am sorry for Your loss. And Your Welcome.

Do you like The Band? by Rock N' Roll Gypsy Q: I just found out that Levon Helm is playing in Nashville in September. I've wanted to see him for the longest time! I'm so happy right now :-) Do you like Levon? What did you think of his latest album, Dirt Farmer? If you don't really know much about his solo career, then what are your favorite songs from the Band?

A: Yeah they're great, I like their work they did with Bob Dylan such as on Planet Waves and Before The Flood but haven't heard any of Levon's solo work.

What are your top 20 drummers? by Josh Q: here are mine 1.Neil Peart of Rush 2.Rick Allen of Def Leppard(1 handed magic) 3.Keith Moon of The Who 4.Slim Jim of The Stray Cats 5.Alan White of Yes 6.Joey Kramer of Aerosmith 7.John Bonham of Led Zeppelin 8.Peter Criss of KISS 9.Vinnie Paul Abott of Pantera 10.Levon Helm of The Band 11.Ian Paice of Deep Purple 12.Alex Van Halen of Van Halen 13.Tommy Lee of Motley Crue 14.David Grohl of Nirvana(lead singer of Foo Fighters) 15.Vinny Appice of Dio, Black Sabbath, and Rick Derringer 16.Don Henley of The Eagles 17.John Panazzo of Styx 18.Phil Collins of Genesis 19.Phil Rudd of AC/DC 20.Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden I think Ringo and Collins are overrated.Collin's got the pipes, but he's not the best drummer

A: My list, (not in order of greatness) 1. Tommy Lee 2. William Rieflin- Ministry, Kmfdm etc.. 3. Joey Jordison- Slipknot 4. Vinny Paul- Pantera 5.Don Henley- Eagles, impressive singing and drumming. 6 Dave Grohl- Nirvana 7 Chris Vrenna-nine inch nails 8 Randy Castillo 9Chris Adler - Lamb of God 10 Neil Peart 11Jaska Raatikainen- Children of Bodom 12 Ginger Fish 13 Lars Ulrich 14 Igor Cavalera -Sepultura 15 Dave Lombardo - Slayer, Fantomas 16 Jimmy Bower- eyehategod, Crowbar 17 Samantha Maloney- Motley Crue, Hole 18 Peter Criss- KISS 19. Daniel Erlandsson - Arch Enemy 20. Matt Sorum- Velvet revolver, GNR

Who is your favorite drummer/singer? by shazam Q: mine: Phil Collins & Levon Helm yes I meant drummer who also sings lead (at least some songs)

A: RINGO STARR!!!!!!

The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico? by live75 Q: Maybe this should be in the Movie category, but I thought this was hilarious. Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Ronnie Hawkins to name a few were in it. A mockumentary, but some great stuff in it. Merle is in there, and I can't tell if he's just winging it making this stuff up (if so he should be an actor or he's a heck of a storyteller, we all know that). My two fave parts have to do with Merle blacking his eye and calling him a real turd of a person. Anyone seen it, and if so what did you think? The music was so good- I have the soundtrack ordered! I love the "Gospel Weeks"- was it three, no two weeks. lol

A: I loved the mockumentary!!! The music was actually really good I thought. Thoroughly hilarious - esp. when they were interviewing Merle Haggard and friends.....I'm a big fan of the movie and will likely own it seeing how I've watched it 3 times already....

Who's going to fill their shoes? by Led*Zep*Babe Q: I was listening to a George Jones song, and it got me thinking. This world (or the musical world at least) is going to be a sad place when all the greats are gone. I mean, what future musical legends has this era produced? Whose talent can be compared to people like Robert Plant or Levon Helm? None that I can think of... David Bowie and Peter Murphy aren't from this musical generation. And, I was only using Plant and Helm as an example...there are many more. And, if Evanescence and Nickleback are the leading bands I rest my case. I love the Black Crowes....Red Hot Chili Peppers, not so much.

A: Maybe Nickleback. But that is a far stretch at best. I hope Evanescence as it is rare for a Female to be the lead Singer of a Predominately male Band and Succeed . Edit: I think They are good. But to put them in the Echelon of Zep or Floyd is blasphemy. I still believe if Evanescence can keep going they could be the next great band. Just not right now after only 2 Mega Albums.

Care to share your favorite The Band song(s)? by Abby O'Normal Q: If you're a fan, Levon Helm is featured in this week's Entertainment Weekly, which is what made me think to ask this one. Thanks!

A: Mine is "The Weight"

Mystery Drumsticks. Can you identify them? by paperdurden Q: i have a drumsticks that say "Levon Helm" and an 8th note on them. I can't find any info on them. They are about 16 inches. I'd really like to know.

A: Here is a site where you can find out about Levon Helm. http://www.levonhelm.com/index1.htm As for value of the drumsticks, you will probably have to see a dealer for an exact estimate.

Battle of the song #1- Will the Circle Be Unbroken? by I'm Country Q: Who's version do you like best? Will the Circle Be Unbroken Charles Gabriel and Ada Habershon The Carter Family Eddy Arnold and The Tennessee Plowboys Pat Boone George Jones Chet Atkins The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff, Levon Helm, and Ricky Scaggs John Lee Hooker Willie Nelson Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins Randy Travis Or one of the MANY that I left off?

A: .....all versions are good but I'll take; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Johnny Cash and The Carter Family As the best of them

Which bands had the drummer as the lead (or one of the lead) singer(s)? by Mike the Pharmacist Q: I can think of- Genesis (Phil Collins) The Eagles (Don Henley) The Band (Levon Helm) Jellyfish (Andy Sturmer) Who else am I missing??

What kind of music do your parents like? by Gretchen (foREVer) Q: My mom loves Avenged Sevenfold because I turned her on to them!! I love you mom! My dad likes Dave Bromberg and Levon Helm. They aren't my cup of tea, but he also likes Green Day and A7X so it's all good. hahaa. What do YOUR parents listen to?? Rachael, I did answer your question. I love pie and hair gel and clean shaven men!

A: Seeing as my brother is Zacky Vengeance, they LOVE to listen to A7X! We have something in common! Isn't it so cool that I know Zacky Vengeance?!? He is such a nice guy. But he always steals my sweaters and hair gel!! He also likes to bake cherry pies.

I need some suggestions for some quality country music.? by Steve R Q: I am into rock but have recently discovered Levon Helm’s new Cd along with an indie artist Ii discovered named Rachel Harrington. I have tried the commercial artist such as Garth Brooks and can’t stand that brand of cheap country music such as you hear on the radio. Does anybody have any suggestion for some indie country artist and/or other quality county music.

A: Check out Timelife music on the computer.

Country 105 is proud to be a sponsor of the CIBC Run for The Cure for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. C by derek f Q: Levon Helm, of The Band, was born on May 26th of what year? What is the MSRP price for a Chevrolet Equinox LS? No dollar sign or commas... Nearly 20% of all vehicles stolen had there what in them? What is the cash price for a 2007 SV6 RWB? No dollar sign or commas... What kind of credit card can you get from MyPoints to earn additional rewards from them?

A: Country - 1940 Equinox Trivia - 2599800 Fun Trivia - Keys Impala Trivia - 25230.00 Montana Trivia - 19598.00 MyPoints - Visa Optra Trivia - 18500.00 Really Tough - 20 Sports - Emma-Jayne Wilson Sports Trivia - Michael Jordan Super Tough - From Sea To Sea Survey Says - Jacket Torrent Trivia - 29795.00 Trivia Bytes - Come On Over

Who do you think is the next Larry Campbell? The guitar player.? by z Q: I love his work.. From working with Dylan and Elvis Costello and he's now doing work with Levon Helm - but who's the next Larry Campbell? Who's the best utility guitar player playing live?l -

A: he is successful

What are your favorite recent albums to come out from classic rockers? by Rock N' Roll Gypsy Q: Recent as in 2000-now. My personal top 5: Highway Companion by Tom Petty Love and Theft by Bob Dylan Dirt Farmer by Levon Helm Living With War by Neil Young The Road To Escondido by J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton

A: Good Question. Tom Petty - Highway Companion Deep Purple - Bananas Ozzy Osbourne - Black Rain Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam UFO - You Are Here Rush - Snake and Arrows

Is "The Band" the most grossly underrated band of all time? by TomJohnson Q: Sorry I had to delete this question last time. I re-posted this because I phrased the question wrong. The band known as "The band" with Robbie Richardson, Richard Manuel, and Levon Helm. They might be the most grossly underrated band of all time. Thoughts?

A: One of the greatest bands ever. They are a bit underrated. Much much love to The Band. But so is Goose Creek Symphony they are completely amazing and had a lot of success in the 60's, but have been lost. They are one of the best bands out there and are still playing today. And nobody knows who they are :( BTW, Levon Helm's new solo albums are awesome!

What are the lyrics to a song The Band did at their first shows at the Winterland It's called Little Birds by Jerry K Q: All I know is that it was written by Levon Helm's father and the only lines i could find were Little birds are singing all around me, on every bush and vine. My pleasures would be double if I could call you mine

A: Try Googling it. Always works for me with lyrics.

Who will win the Grammy 4 Best Americana Album? by The Glorious S.O.B. Q: The nominees are... "Together Through Life" Bob Dylan "Electric Dirt" Levon Helm "Willie & the Wheel" Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel "Wilco" "Little Honey" Lucinda Williams The 52nd Grammys take place 1/31 on CBS.

A: Been loving Levon Helm a long time an i am so hoping he will win it there is an honesty in his music and he lives what he sings..If not Levon then Willie an Asleep at the Wheel, they are so underrated.

Who Are You Most Wanting To See At ACL Festival 2009? by bebebe123321321 Q: out of all the bands that include pearl jam, dave matthews band, beastie boys, b-52s, kings of leon, john legend, levon helm band, dead weather, mos def and many more, who are you most wanting to see at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2009?

A: Sounds Great! But I live in England. This year I'm going to VFestival, Boardmasters & Glastonbury :D It's gonna be so much fun and my favourite bands are playing, like, Dream Tribes, Friendly fires, Can't wait!

How long can smoke stay in lungs? by yhahu Q: Have you seen the "Last Waltz" DVD by the rock group The Band (their 1976 concert film)? During "Ophelia", there is either steam or smoke coming out of Levon Helm's mouth, throughout the 3 minutes he sings. I figure it's not likely that they made any area of the stage cold enough for it to be steam. I remember once seeing a demonstration of how smoke can still come out of a person, minutes after a cigarette is finished, if enough pressure is placed on the diaphram. I am wondering if, because he was singing "from the gut", this was old smoke being pushed out.

A: Ask your doctor.

Levon Helm, of The Band, was born on May 26th of what year? by rebel_angel031 Q: for radio trivia i am stuck

A: Not sure what year, I'd guess probably 1940, but I liked The Band better when they were the Levon Hawks, when they used to back up Dylan.

Better vocalist: Graham Nash or Levon Helm? by Be Here Now, Paperbag Q: In your opinion

A: Graham Nash respect for Levon a better "singer" certainly and after all that was the point of your question this time I feel no guilt (lol) how you doing Paperbag?

What group did Levon Helm play for? by q1mixer Q:

A: He was the drummer for "The Band"

Why doesn't levon helm play "the night they drove old dixie down" live anymore? by The Fred Q: It seems he will never play it live again for some reason

A: maybe because he doesn't...... want to..... ever think of that. he has new music.... most singers.... leave the old behind... and play the new live...... that way you buy new... not old.

Better drummer: Levon Helm or Mitch Mitchell? by Be Here Now, Paperbag Q: In your opinion

A: I don't know why this decision is difficult. Most would automatically go with Mitch because he was in The Experience. But, Levon was a drummer and a vocalist. I saw him in the Scorsese's film "The Last Waltz" and he was pretty great behind the kit for The Band; quite the multi tasker. But, I'll have to go with Mitch Mitchell on this one, purely based on ability showcased on the Hendrix albums. It was a tough choice.

Do you know Levon Helm? by becca Q: Has anyone ever met Levon or Rick Danko?

A: i met them at a concert in the early 90s in richmond, va...this was the "reunited" version of the band...got to talk a while with levon about his drummin' style and discussed his solo work (which has finally been released on cd)...levon and rick both were very gracious and polite...if only garth hudson (we still miss you like hell, garth my man) and robbie robertson had been there...

Who is Eric Schuster in Levon Helm's autobiography 'This Wheel's on Fire'? by Q:

A: Well sadly neither Google nor a librarian can supply you with the answer. If person has no clue to what one is asking one ought not answer. That aside this is a very good question and actually has come up between me and my comrades (all devotees of 60's music). As it stands the true name of "Eric Schuster" will most likely be in doubt unless Levon or one of the other lads comes clean on their deathbeds. Many names have been bandied about from Seymour Stein to Mo Ostin. I however have come to the conclusion that it was Stu Phillips. This is my reasoning. Levon mentions that they were forcibly ejected from the building and were spied by the legendary Doc Pomus who was also working in the building. Now at the time Doc Pomus was working with Mort Shuman as part of the songwriting duo based in the Brill Building. The only record label that had offices in the Brill Building at the time was Colpix Records and, of course, the A&R man for Colpix at the time was Stu Phillips. It is also noted that Stu Phillips composed a lot of music for TV and Dick Clark at the time was developing a lot of TV shows and might need music. Hence Levon relating that while in "Eric Schuster"'s office... Phone rings. 'TELL DICK CLARK I'M TOO BUSY. CALL BACK IN AN HOUR!' ...it is not exactly definitive but I'd take my theory to a court of law.

What did everyone think of Levon Helm's most recent album Dirt Farmer? by Isis Q: Though it was released in October, I just got it for Christmas. The more I listen to it the more I love it. What did everyone else think? Also, what did you think of his voice? If you haven't heard it yet, you can listen to samples of the songs here: http://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Farmer-Levon-Helm/dp/B000VG7M0O

A: I love it! His voice is very different, but with the style of music he is now doing it works really well.

What were Levon Helm's 5 favorite songs on the Imus in the Morning Show on 11/20/09? by Q:

A: I remember one of them. It was Ray Charles "Drowning in my Tears". I'm trying to find out the name of the Chuck Berry instrumental but can't find it anywhere. I hope this helps a little.

How much are you looking forward to the new Levon Helm (Levon from the Band) album? by Rock N' Roll Gypsy Q: Electric Dirt will be released next month and I can hardly wait for it. If it's half as good as Dirt Farmer I'll be happy.

A: Not always up to date as to what is coming out next. But thought I would say, I would like to hear it. Dirt Farmer is a good one, I like Got Me a Woman and False Hearted Lover Blues. Especially the Blues. Last.fm has full track for all songs on that album.

Levon Helm and Traditional music for guitar? by Nick Q: Does anyone Know Levon Helm? I want to learn a couple traditional songs off his album Ol Dirt Farmer for my Dad. False Hearted Lovers Blues, and Frank and Jesse James. Does anyone know the chord progressions to these songs?

A: levon helm was the drummer in the band.there is a web site called mahalo.com that you can get the music chords from. i am a huge fan of his and the band was and is my favorite.

Why does Levon Helm refuse to play The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down during his concerts? by Q: Levon Helm was the drummer for The Band. He was the lead vocalist on "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." He still plays live concerts, but he hasn't sang that song since 1976. Why?

A: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down has not been performed live since The Last Waltz. The inside story is that Levon now refuses to sing it, seeing Robbie's portrayal of the south as patronising. This is odd if, as he claims, he participated in writing it. Levon contradicts Taplin on the speed of the recording. Robbie is sensitive to Levon's charge, denying that he was writing it directly "at" Levon, but nevertheless it ceased to get done on stage by Levon or by The Band. But probably Robbie had too much to say about it in various interviews, which got Levon's bristles up. A later note from the website mentioned a Larry King radio interview where Levon simply says they stopped doing it "because it's hard to sing". http://theband.hiof.no/articles/dixie_viney.html

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