Levon Helm

John Mayer, Dierks Bentley to play Levon Helm benefit concert

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John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm.

The “Love for Levon” benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, and Joe Walsh.

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Bruce Springsteen honors Levon Helm with stirring rendition of 'The Weight'


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Bruce Springsteen fans often show up to his concerts with hand-made song-request posters, typically nominating obscure outtake titles that only a diehard would appreciate. But last night in Newark, where Springsteen was wrapping up the first leg of his Wrecking Ball tour, the Boss recognized a request that no one could have predicted.

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Remembering Levon Helm: A playlist


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Levon Helm passed away Thursday, but his music lives on. The drummer and singer for the legendary band that needed no further moniker — The Band — brought a Southern twang and roots style to rock music that has influenced so many, from other major recording acts to legions of kids playing the drums in their parents’ basements.

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Levon Helm's 'Electric Dirt': Stream the legend's whole new album for free, only here

“Legend” is a term that often gets thrown around in an alarmingly casual manner. If anyone deserves that title, though, it's Levon Helm. As a drummer, he first backed Bob Dylan and then anchored the Band through several of the musical peaks of the '60s and '70s. And as a singer, in the Band and later, he's simply one of a kind. The man's voice alone, weathered and craggy even in his youth, ought to be declared some kind of national treasure.

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