Levon Helm dead at 71

2012-04-20 by Adam Thomas EMERITUS | 43 Comments
Levon Helm, the iconic drummer and voice behind many of The Band's biggest hits such as "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", succumbed to his battle with cancer early this morning. Although the original lineup The Band came to an end in 1976 (it survived on in various incarnations through the 1980's and 1990's), his music career was rejuvenated in the late 2000's with his albums Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt securing Helm two Grammy's.
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Athom
Emeritus
April 19th 2012
17241 Comments


A shitty rapper gets called out by a print rag and that gets posted instantly. One of the greatest voices in rock 'n' roll dies and sputnik doesn't give a damn. You people suck.

KjSwantko
April 19th 2012
9469 Comments


RIP

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 19th 2012
53993 Comments


Nobody cared when Jim Marshall died either

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Dev518
April 19th 2012
580 Comments


I just heard about this. The Band has always been one of my favorites and Levon Helm lived pretty close to my area so this is very sad news.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 19th 2012
32190 Comments


A shitty rapper gets called out by a print rag and that gets posted instantly. One of the greatest voices in rock 'n' roll dies and sputnik doesn't give a damn. You people suck.


Hey hey, Dick Clark died as well asshole. You think you got problems?


Relinquished
April 19th 2012
33898 Comments


well redsky some people have jobs and family to tend to

Athom
Emeritus
April 19th 2012
17241 Comments


I felt bad for Dick Clark still being dragged out there every new years after he had his stroke. It was painful to watch.

@Relinquished: I was on the job at 4AM today soooooooooooooo yeah.

FruityCatOfDoom
April 19th 2012
2216 Comments


Redsky you have a badass avatar

deathofasalesman
April 19th 2012
6047 Comments


His avatar represents his new impatient lifestyle.

RIP Mr. Helm. Your voice was amazing.

Ire
April 19th 2012
41948 Comments


He was such a great drummer too. RIP

fsharptrit0ne
April 19th 2012
4817 Comments


heard about this. rip fuck

killrobotmusic
April 19th 2012
673 Comments


Levon Helm was one of the voices of my childhood. RIP.

CrisStyles
April 19th 2012
773 Comments


Loved his performance throughout The Last Waltz. RIP.

camerongoodwin
April 19th 2012
18 Comments


that sucks
RIP

lancebramsay
April 19th 2012
1585 Comments


RIP

CrownOfMagnets
April 19th 2012
2334 Comments


Damn, RIP.
drummers who sing are the shit, i would know because i am one.

Mickeymau5
April 20th 2012
1614 Comments


the only other vocalist/drummer i know at the top of my head is francis from FATA

Eclecticist
April 20th 2012
3863 Comments


R.I.P.


Read this on Twitter 6 hours before it was posted as news on sputnikmusic, it's still as sad now as it was 6 hours ago.

guitarplaya91
April 20th 2012
485 Comments


Mikey Erg was a great drummer/vocalist.

But he can't touch Levon Helms.

"I just need some place, where I can lay my head."
RIP

Twelve51
April 20th 2012
108 Comments


R.I.P.

I just saw The Last Waltz on Tv a few months ago. This is sad news.

DarkNoctus
April 20th 2012
9768 Comments


rip :[

paxman
April 20th 2012
4084 Comments


Terrible news. Levon Helm was a favorite of my father's, as were The Band and The Last Waltz. RIP, good sir.

MO
April 20th 2012
21194 Comments


shit

rip

peaks40
April 20th 2012
2825 Comments


its just a sad day, R.I.P., same to Dick Clark, The Band are always overlooked, plus their canadian just like me, makes me love them more

DallaShepherd
April 20th 2012
18 Comments


Matt Cameron of Wellwater Conspiracy (also Pearl Jam and Soundgarden) does lead vocals/drumming on most of their songs.

RIP though this sucks.

clercqie
April 20th 2012
6519 Comments


Legendary band.

drasticaction74
April 20th 2012
1830 Comments


Marty Scorsese is bummed

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2012
30057 Comments


A shitty rapper gets called out by a print rag and that gets posted instantly. One of the greatest voices in rock 'n' roll dies and sputnik doesn't give a damn. You people suck.


"print rag"????? i aint even mad im just confused.

rip this dude but tbh i never listened to him

CrazyFool84
April 20th 2012
1082 Comments


Rock in Peace.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2012
7278 Comments


Sad news.

The documentary Scorzeze had made for them, was monumental.

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KILL
April 20th 2012
78793 Comments


rip

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TooLateToGoBack
April 20th 2012
1945 Comments


RIP.

bigguytoo9
April 20th 2012
361 Comments


RIP, what a legend. I was going to watch THE LAST WALTZ last night in his memory when I got home but I had to deal with a shitty flood. Ah well.

taa672
April 20th 2012
29 Comments


this guy was a legend. RIP

Dylan620
April 20th 2012
2546 Comments


My dad was a huge fan. RIP.

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ManintheBox
April 20th 2012
882 Comments


RIP

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crewdreary
April 20th 2012
53 Comments


rip dick clark

peaks40
April 20th 2012
2825 Comments


Whats the scorcese doc called?? never watched it.

ZilbelPing
April 20th 2012
6259 Comments


RIP

SteelErectedb4you8er
April 20th 2012
2620 Comments


I always loved The Band, and this guy was a talented SOB. The Last Waltz is one of the best rockumentarys out there, I highly recommend it.

wacknizzle
April 20th 2012
14449 Comments


^ The Band were incredible, R.I.P Levon, The Band wouldn't be what it was without you.

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shade
April 20th 2012
1198 Comments


the performance of the Night they Drove old Dixie Down from the last waltz is unbelievable. RIP levon helm.

TheCrocodile
April 20th 2012
2444 Comments


Second comment but yeah. RIP



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