The Band’s Levon Helm Loses Battle with Cancer


Levon Helm, drummer and singer for The Band, has died. He was 71. Helm, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in the 1998, passed away this afternoon in New York, surrounded by friends and family, according to a statement from his label, Vanguard Records. “He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will [...]

The Band’s Levon Helm Battling the ‘Final Stages’ of Cancer

Levon Helm

Levon Helm, who became one of America’s most noteworthy musicians as the drummer for The Band, is in the final stages in his battle against cancer. On his official website, his wife Sandy and daughter Amy posted the following statement: “Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as [...]