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Hear Ronnie Hawkins Cover The Band's Christmas Staple

December 23, 2015

Just a few weeks from turning 81, Ronnie Hawkins admits he's slowing down. But the early rock & roll career-maker — he assembled the players that would become The Band — is far from finished. "I got one foot in the grave and another...


Robbie Robertson Talks New Children's Book

December 4, 2015

Robbie Robertson is spending his golden years holed up and writing feverishly. It's the only way he's ever been able to work, he said in a phone conversation with Rolling Stone. The legendary guitarist and songwriter of the Band is secluding...


Bob Dylan and the Band's Big Pink Opened as Vacation Rental

August 29, 2015

Big Pink, the West Saugerties, New York house that served as the setting for Bob Dylan and the Band's Basement Tapes sessions in 1967, is now available as a vacation rental. The salmon-colored abode, which also lent its name to the Band's classic...


What Is the Greatest Song by The Band?

November 29, 2013

The original incarnation of the Band lasted only eight years, but during that time they released seven albums, toured relentlessly and wrote a stunning amount of incredible songs. Most bands that lasted five times that long can only dream of a legacy...


Song Premiere: Robbie Robertson Revisits 'Smoke Signal'

September 10, 2013

Just after midnight at the Band's 1971 New Year's Eve blowout at New York's Academy of Music, they gave their fans a truly major surprise: Bob Dylan, whom they backed on his generation-shaking 1965-66 tour. Dylan arrived onstage looking remarkably like...


Levon Helm Documentary Premiering in April

April 1, 2013

The documentary Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will make its U.S. theatrical debut on April 19th, the first anniversary of Helm's death. The film will premiere at Cinema Village in New York before showing in select cities. Elton John,...


Garth Hudson's Belongings Sold at Garage Sale

February 25, 2013

The Band's Garth Hudson saw some of his belongings sold off this weekend by his landlord in a Kingston, New York, garage sale after failing to pay rent on his loft space for about seven years, the Times Herald-Record reports. The multi-instrumentalist,...


The Complete Last Waltz Recreates the Band's Farewell Concert

November 25, 2012

On Saturday night at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, a group of mostly indie-rock artists from Brooklyn – and their friends and heroes – all converged on stage for a three and a half hour tribute to the Band's swan song, The Last Waltz,...


Levon Helm Documentary Coming to Movie Theaters

October 29, 2012

The 2010 documentary Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will be released in movie theaters nationwide for the first time next year. The film follows the singer-drummer and longtime member of the Band after his 2007 comeback...


Phil Lesh Dedicates New 'Ramble' Site to Levon Helm

May 11, 2012

Before launching into a full-album cover of the Band's 1969 second LP The Band at Terrapin Crossroads on Thursday, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh read a speech in honor of that group's drummer, Levon Helm, who passed away on April 19th. "I'd like to...


Levon Helm Laid to Rest in Woodstock

April 30, 2012

Levon Helm was laid to rest in Woodstock, New York on April 27th, eight days after his death. The drummer and vocalist, best known for his work with the Band, was buried a short ride from his barn-style home, where he hosted his weekly Midnight Rambles. In...


Flashback: Watch Eric Church Cover the Band's 'Ophelia'

November 26, 2015

On Thanksgiving Day in 1976, more than 5,000 fans showed up to the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Martin Scorcese was there too, documenting the evening's gig — a long, guest-heavy performance by the Band, who'd decided to toss in the towel...


The Untold Story of Dylan's 'Basement Tapes': The New Issue

November 5, 2014

Forty-six years after Rolling Stone first alerted the world to the existence of Bob Dylan's secret Basement Tapes sessions, the complete recordings are finally getting a commercial release — and we're commemorating the occasion with a cover...


Wilco, Guster and Furthur Members to Recreate 'The Last Waltz'

November 22, 2013

Almost 37 years to the day after the Band staged their farewell gig, the "Last Waltz," at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, members of Wilco, Furthur, Guster, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Blitzen Trapper, Delta Spirit and many other groups are coming...


Levon Helm's Last Years Captured in 'Ain't in It for My Health'

April 15, 2013

One night in August 2008, Levon Helm sat in his kitchen in Woodstock, New York after playing a Midnight Ramble gig in his barn, smoking some "northern Californian organic" and sharing stories with friends like Billy Bob Thornton and Chris Robinson. When...


Garth Hudson Auction on Hold

March 15, 2013

Late last month, several of Garth Hudson’s belongings were sold to the public by a Kingston, New York landlord who claimed Hudson failed to pay more than $50,000 in storage space fees. The event drew Hudson supporters after the former Band keyboardist...


Elton John, Mumford & Sons to Honor Levon Helm at Grammys

February 6, 2013

The Midnight Ramble will roll on at the Grammys when Elton John and Mumford & Sons lead a tribute to the late Levon Helm, The Associated Press reports. As part of the awards show's in memoriam tribute, John and Mumford & Sons will be joined...


Wilco's Nels Cline to Play Eric Clapton's Role at 'Last Waltz' Tribute Show

November 21, 2012

On Saturday, an all-star lineup of mostly indie musicians will come together at San Francisco's Warfield Theater to perform "The Complete Last Waltz," a tribute to the Band's marathon farewell concert. The players will include Nels Cline of Wilco, Dave...


Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs and More to Perform at Dylan Fest

May 22, 2012

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen will play with the Cabin Down Below Band all night at this year's Dylan Fest, set for May 24th and 25th at Irving Plaza in New York City. Now in its 10th year, the fest brings together a slew of musicians to celebrate and...


Skrillex, Diplo to Tour Canada on a Train

May 8, 2012

Skrillex, Diplo and a handful of other artists will hit the road – 0r rather, the rails – for a six-city trek through Canada this July, which will see the artists traversing the Great North not by bus but by train, Pitchfork reports. The...