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Sebastian Robertson: The Band Co-founder's Son on Music That Changed the World

Steve Karras | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Steve Karras

Sebastian Robertson may not be a rock star like dad [guitarist and The Band co-founder] Robbie Robertson, but he's every bit his father's son.

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."

A Conversation With Robbie Robertson, Plus Steve Nieve & Elvis Costello's 'Tender Moment' and Control's 'Corpse' Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's tremendously great stuff going on today, and I think some of this music will stand the test of time but these people that are in this book from Buddy Holly to Patsy Cline, they did something better than anybody else will ever do it."

Songs That Matter: The Band, 'The Weight'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"The Weight" belies its name by beginning lightly, with the keen tickle of strings, precise yet also casual. You feel like you're on someone's porch, down home, listening to a few folks make music at sundown.

Movie Review: Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jacob Hatley's documentary about the late Levon Helm (who died in 2012) is a flinty valedictory to a rough-hewn but cagey and soulful musician.

The Weight: When a Song Becomes an Anthem

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

Like any song that's morphed into our musical vernacular, "The Weight" has come to exist as a backdrop in American folk culture. It pops up in films when the scene is meant to express something uniquely "American" that dialog just can't seem to capture.

The Best Rock Concert Movie -- and What Makes It Better on Blu-Ray

John Farr | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's my (and many others') pick for the best rock concert movie ever: Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz. For those in the dark, this was Scorsese's filming of The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976.

PHOTOS: Is This The Greatest Tribute Concert Ever?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco

The Last Waltz is arguably the greatest concert film of all time. Shot by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, the film documents the la...

Levon Helm's Loved Ones Honor His Legacy

Steve Karras | Posted 10.04.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

Before he died on April 19, 2012 Helm gave specific instructions from his hospital bed to carry on the tradition of the Ramble. His exact words were, "Keep it goin."

New Music Seminar: A Conversation With Tom Silverman, Plus Chatting With Marty Stuart and Jesse Winchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Levon Helm (1940-2012): A Thank You Note for the Great Music -- And the Example

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

The custodian of The Band's music was Levon Helm. It could be no other way. The drummer is the literal heartbeat of a band. Levon was that, and more.

Robbie Robertson's Clairvoyant Box, Plus Chatting With Ed Sheeran and Devin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In 2011, Robbie Robertson's album How To Become Clairvoyant was not only one of the more satisfying releases of the year, but it also was the artist's most personal statement about his life, covering topics from spirituality to the breakup of The Band.

There Goes My Guitar Hero, Brad Paisley

David Wild | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me is the story of Brad Paisley's life with strings attached, and a very open and personal love letter to the guitar from one of its finest practioners today.

Robbie Robertson On Working With Martin Scorsese

Rolling Stone | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

Since they first teamed up on The Last Waltz 35 years ago, Robbie Robertson and Martin Scorsese have enjoyed a prolific working relataionship, collabo...

From "The Book of Josie" and Beyond: Chatting with Tim Robbins Plus His New EPK

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Tuesday, July 19th, marks Tim Robbins' debut on Savoy's 429 Records with his brand new solo album.

"Nothing Is Wrong" with Dawes

Ben Lear | Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts
Ben Lear

A few years ago I had the special opportunity to share some of my own songs with Marilyn and Alan Bergman, one of the greatest songwriting teams of all time. I'll never forget what they said to me after I played for them.

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Your musical past and future both await you this week. Witness Robbie Robertson and Ray Davies, who are keeping classic rock dreams alive. Then behold the Ravonettes and the Kills, who are bringing new ones to life.

How to Become Clairvoyant: A Conversation With Robbie Robertson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Robertson talks working with Eric Clapton on his latest record and how things have changed since his days with The Band.

Dog Ears Music: Born in July Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music from Jack White, Billy Eckstine, Ringo Starr, Debbie Harry, and Rufus Wainwright and others.

"Money Talks": A Playlist For The Financial Reform Debate

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Right now is the time for real financial reform. Come to think of it, right now is actually way too late for real financial reform. Still, better now than not now, right?

"Everything Is Broken": A Playlist for Our Broken Government

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In music, when a record "breaks," it's a good thing. In Washington, when our government "breaks," it's generally a bad, bad thing. At least that's what I got from Senator Evan Bayh.

HuffPost Reviews: Alice In Chains, Rosanne Cash, Kiss, and more, plus a Brandi Carlile Interview, and This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Layne Staley's death, Alice In Chains was all but done. But fourteen years later, here we are with something that sounds a lot like what the group would have had they returned to the studio a couple years later.

"Bad Moon Rising": My Playlist For All You Suckers Waiting On Line To See The Twilight Saga: New Moon

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Fortunately, as the father of two sons, absolutely no one is asking me to see New Moon, but for those out there waiting in some bloody line, here's my moon-themed playlist.

HuffPost Exclusives: R.E.M. and Cory Chisel, Plus Bruce Hornsby Interview, Big Star Box, Paolo Nutini Live, This Week's New Albums, and more...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Seventy-Nine

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.18.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features Curumin, Telemetry Orchestra, Howlin Wolf, Heartless Bastards, Robbie Robertson and Peaches.