Levon Helm, the Arkansas-born multi-instrumentalist and vocalist whose unforgettable voice graced some of The Band's biggest hits, died yesterday in Woodstock, New York, after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.
While the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony won't air on HBO until early next month, the below bit of fan-filmed footage featuring former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke and Steven Adler performing "Sweet Child O Mine" might tide you over 'til then.
Guitarist Robbie Robertson, a former member of The Band, visited an ailing Levon Helm in the hospital over the weekend. Helm, best known as the drummer in The Band -- and singer of several of the band's hits -- is in the final stages of his 14-year struggle cancer, as posted by his wife and daughter last Friday.
Prog rock legends Rush debuted the lead single for their new album, Clockwork Angels, yesterday, the nearly seven and a half-minute "Headlong Flight." This morning, they released an official lyric video for the track, which you can watch below.