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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...


Flashback: Bob Dylan Play 'Hazel' in Rare 'Last Waltz' Video

April 14, 2015

When the Band decided to stage a farewell concert on Thanksgiving in 1976 they wanted to pack the stage with as many rock icons as possible, making even the Concert for Bangladesh seem like a minor affair by comparison. They aimed high, inviting Neil...


The Band Play Woodstock

November 26, 2013

The roughly half million people at Woodstock had endured a lot by the time the Band took the stage at 10 p.m. on the final night of the three-day festival. The traffic jam, rain, mud and notorious bad brown acid made for some tough times, as did the basic...


Rehearsal Footage for 'Love for Levon'

March 18, 2013

Last October, musicians and friends gathered in New Jersey to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Levon Helm, who died last April at age 71. Roger Waters, John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Ray LaMontagne, Dierks Bentley and My Morning Jacket were among...


Flashback: Neil Diamond at 'Last Waltz'

October 16, 2012

Countless people who have watched The Last Waltz over the past three decades have had the same question: What the hell was Neil Diamond doing there? That's no knock on The Diamond. He just didn't often share a stage with the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young,...


Watch Martin Scorsese Break Down 'The Last Waltz'

November 26, 2014

During a recent chat with Rolling Stone about his new documentary The 50 Year Argument, which chronicles the rise and influence of The New York Review of Books, director Martin Scorsese looked back on one of his most famous docs, the Band's The Last...


The Band Cover Springsteen in 1994

August 15, 2013

The Band may have said farewell at The Last Waltz in 1976, but just seven years later, they were back on the road. Guitarist Robbie Robertson declined to participate, however, so the four other members soldiered on without him. The audiences were smaller...


John Mayer Sings for First Time in Years

January 18, 2013

On Wednesday, John Mayer sang onstage for the first time since he started battling the vocal issues that led to two surgeries and a canceled tour last year. Mayer made an appearance at a Bozeman, Montana, benefit show for firefighters, marking the first...


Robbie Robertson Talks About the Evolution of His Guitar Style

March 28, 2011

Robbie Robertson on how The Band played together for seven years before recording an album, the evolution of his guitar style and how "The Weight" bceame an enduring rock classic. Related: David Fricke Reviews How to Become Clairvoyant Robbie Robertson...