It is with sadness that I note the imminent passing of The Band's great drummer/vocalist Levon Helm. According to a note on his website, "Levon is in the final stages of hit battle with cancer." As a cancer guy myself, this is depressing on a personal level. Less selfishly, it means the loss of one of rock and roll's great musicians.
Through their work with Bob Dylan and on their own, The Band became one of the most prominent practitioners of what became known as roots rock or Americana.
According to a post on his official website, drummer Levon Helm of The Band "is in the final stages of his battle with cancer," and his family is asking for fans to send "your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this... Read Post
Levon helm, drummer of the The Band and solo vocalist, is losing his long battle with cancer. On Saturday, his former bandmate Robbie Robertson offered his prayers and love for Helm, hinting that there might be something really bad ... Read Post