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Slash & Billy Bragg Pay Tribute To Great Drummer Levon Helm

April 20th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Levon Helm
Billy Bragg and Slash have added their tributes to rocker Levon Helm, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday.

The Band drummer fell ill last month and was forced to scrap a series of concert appearances. Earlier this week, his wife posted a plea for fans to pray for her husband as he battled the "final stages" of his cancer.

And following heartfelt tributes from Sheryl Crow and Helm's once-estranged The Band pal Robbie Robertson, Bragg and Slash offered their respects.

British folk star Bragg took to Twitter with his tribute to "the greatest singing drummer that ever lived," adding,...
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Director Frank Miller Calls Occupy Wall Street Protestors 'Louts, Thieves & Rapists'

November 14th, 2011 8:44am EST
Frank Miller
"Sin City" director Frank Miller has taken aim at the Occupy Wall Street protesters in a furious new blog post, urging the anti-corporate greed activists to get organized or go home.

While many celebrities are supporting the movement, which began in New York over two months ago and is now spreading worldwide, the writer/director is far from impressed with what he's seen and he considers the individuals taking part nothing more than "losers."

He writes, "The 'Occupy' movement... is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid f...
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The Bush Administration: A Musical Tribute

January 14th, 2009 9:21am EST
George W. Bush
It's been a long eight years for America…longer for some than others (see New Orleans). Luckily, we have some very creative musical artists out there suffering along with us. For them, the first amendment is expressed through their music.

These 30 selections may relate to the War in Iraq, the Katrina debacle, our shaky mantle as "The Greatest Country In The World," our desire to have a President smarter than us (see "nucular"), and the list goes on.

As we all hopefully look forward to our next President, let's take one last look back (and good-bye) at George W. Bush, and some so...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 20

December 20th, 2007 3:00am EST
JoJo
Happy Birthday to teen singer JoJo (1990), Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson (1966), British folk singer Billy Bragg (1957), "The Practice" actor Michael Badalucco (1954), "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf (1946), late "The West Wing" actor John Spencer (1946; d. 2005), KISS drummer Peter Criss (1945), and Blood, Sweat and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby (1944).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 20

December 20th, 2006 3:00am EST
JoJo
Happy Birthday to teen singer JoJo (1990), Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson (1966), British folk singer Billy Bragg (1957), "The Practice" actor Michael Badalucco (1954), "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf (1946), late "The West Wing" actor John Spencer (1946; d. 2005), KISS drummer Peter Criss (1945), and Blood, Sweat and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby (1944).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 20

December 20th, 2005 3:00am EST
JoJo
Happy Birthday to teen singer JoJo (1990), Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (1966), British folk singer Billy Bragg (1957), disco singer Anita Ward (1957), "The Practice" actor Michael Badalucco (1954), Logan's Run actress Jenny Agutter (1952) Kiss drummer Peter Criss (1947), and late West Wing actor John Spencer (b. 1946, d. Dec. 16, 2005)
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