Guitarist/songwriter Robbie Robertson of The Band turned seventy this month, and that milestone got me thinkng about The Last Waltz. Some folks call it the "best concert movie ever made," and it has a lot going for it in that respect: Martin Scorcese, who has a deep feel for the power of music on fi ... More >>
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See Also: At the Helm - A throat cancer survivor, the Band's Levon Helm can't sing anymore -- but the beat goes on Levon Helm, iconic drummer and singer extraordinaire of the Band, died yesterday at the age of 71, after a long and strenuous battle with throat cancer. Helm's imaginative drumming and ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Alison Krauss is coming to Red Rocks, while Godsmack, Megadeth and Disturbed are due at Comfort Dental for the The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Wiz Khalifa brings his Rolling Papers World Tour to the 1STBANK. Me ... More >>
I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film.
My Morning Jacketís road goes on forever.
Rick Rubin put the polish on Neil Diamond's new disc. Who's next?
Backed by a talented cast of characters, Erica Brown is happy about the shape she's in.
The bliss-tian soldiers in the Polyphonic Spree march on.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
From the week of May 9, 2002
The Last Waltz (Warner Bros./Rhino)
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band.
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
From the week of July 12, 2001
A throat cancer survivor, the Band's Levon Helm can't sing anymore -- but the beat goes on.
Oliver Stone tackles pro football on Any Given Sunday.
August 20 - 26, 1998
Robbie Robertson digs into his past so he can move into the future.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.