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Robbie Robertson

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    RIP Levon Helm: The Band Drummer And Americana Icon Dies At 71

    Levon Helm doing what he loved in Woodstock, N.Y., in 2004Levon Helm, the Arkansas-born icon of Americana music, passed away Thursday afternoon after a long battle with throat cancer, his family said on Helm's Web site. "He has loved nothing more than to play, to fill up the room with music, lay do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Top 5 Mullet-Rock Bands You Might Not Expect

    Last Sunday, HBO aired the Season 3 finale of Eastbound & Down, the series about down-on-his-luck minor-league relief pitcher and morally bankrupt human being Kenny Powers. Besides a certain unvarnished wisdom ("death is for pussies") and a peculiar way with the ladies, Powers has one of the most sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Support Staff: 10 Of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands

    Being behind the scenes is what most musicians who don't write songs or sing expect of their lives once they start seriously playing. A career backing someone up can be extremely rewarding, particularly if you are part of a transcendent group of musicians that goes from simply backing up an artist i ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011

    Nothing Is Wrong

    With fans Jackson Browne and Robbie Robertson on board, Dawes settles in for the long haul.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Purple, Possessed & Pervy: Rock's Top 10 Houses

    harleyslist.blogspot.comJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono in a happy pose in front of their home (and future site of Lennon's assassination).​Celebrity homes will always be a source of fascination, offering a glimpse at the intimate, private side of those who live their lives in the public eye. And it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Canada Day: Top 10 Artists From Way Up Yonder

    ​Hello? Is this thing on? Rocks Off has a feeling that a lot of folks are nowhere near their computers today. Must be some sort of holiday. It is, actually. Today, not Monday. It's Canada Day, or as it's known in the U.S., "What Is Princess Kate Wearing?" Day. (Also, Friday.) Honestly, Rocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    New Music Releases April 5: Leon Russell, Robbie Robertson, The Ravonettes, The Kills, Etc.

    ​Last week brought new releases from Britney Spears, Radiohead, and a few Pearl Jam re-issues hitting store shelves amid reports that the industry was finally starting to see some improvement. Spears' Femme Fatale is currently projected to enter the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart with sal ... More >>

  • Music

    April 1, 2010

    The Domino Effect

    Britain's The Big Pink fuses soul, drum machines and shoegaze on A Brief History of Love.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    "We're Ashamed The President Is From Texas" And Other Acts Of Career Suicide

    Seven years ago this week, the Dixie Chicks had the No. 1 country single in the U.S. with Bruce Robison's lump-raising "Travelin' Soldier." Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Bush Administration was putting the finishing touches on its Iraqi invasion strategy, which prompted Chicks lead singer Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Levon Helm Is 69... and Badass

    Rocks Off is having a little trouble looking his "2009 Year of the Rhino" wall calendar in the eye this morning. He trusted it implicitly until Tuesday, when a friend pointed out that in saluting Stevie Nicks, Miles Davis and Hank Williams Jr. on their birthday, he left out former Band drummer Levo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Like a Complete Unknown

    I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    Meet the Tunesmith

    Jesse Winchester Born in Shreveport and raised in Memphis, Jesse Winchester is an unlikely Canadian. One of the exceptional songwriters of his day, Winchester's records wobbled between folk and country-rock, never neatly fitting into any one genre description. His flight to Montreal after recei ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Do Look Back

    The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Not on Your Nelly!

    Nelly Furtado refused to forget her roots or dress like a tramp. She won a Grammy anyway.

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    The Naked Truth

    Lucinda lays bare her Essence

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Brass Tacks

    Who killed "When the Saints..."? The Dirty Dozen, and don't you forget it.

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    The Rock of Aged

    Former Band drummer Levon Helm lends his experience to the youthful Barn Burners

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Paydirt!

    Oliver Stone delivers the ultimate guy movie with Any Given Sunday

  • Music

    September 10, 1998
  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Outside Looking In

    Jim Lauderdale is a living lesson in how to profit from Nashville's fringes

  • Music

    March 12, 1998
  • Music

    July 17, 1997
  • Music

    January 2, 1997

    Gracious Angel

    A box set doesn't mean Emmylou Harris's career is done; it may mean it's just beginning

  • Music

    November 21, 1996
  • Film

    April 7, 1994

    Hollywood Lives, Hollywood Lies

    Barry Levinson takes a loopy look at the realities of Tinsel Town

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