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Robert Pattinson Joins The Band Biopic

May 25th, 2012 4:50pm EDT
Robert Pattinson
Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on to appear in an upcoming film project about rock legends The Band.

Few details are known about the movie, but the British actor reveals it will focus on the group's craft more than anything else.

In an interview with French magazine Les InRockuptibles, Pattinson is quoted as saying, "I'm going to do a movie about The Band, the one that played with (Bob) Dylan: a beautiful script about the nature of songwriting."

The Band was founded in the 1960s by the late Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson and drummer Levon Helm, w...
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Robbie Robertson Reunites With Gravely Ill Levon Helm

April 18th, 2012 10:50pm EDT
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos
The Band star Robbie Robertson put aside a 35-year feud with estranged bandmate Levon Helm on Sunday and visited his old bandmate in hospital as the drummer battles the final stages of cancer.

Helm's wife Sandy and daughter Amy posted a message on his website on Tuesday asking fans to send "prayers and love" to the stricken rocker.

And a day after Jane Fonda, who worked with Helm on 1984 TV movie The Dollmaker, offered up her tribute to the ailing rocker, Robertson has followed up comments he made about the drummer at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday with a stat...
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Nonesuch Records Releases Shawn Colvin Live on June 23

May 29th, 2009 9:57pm EDT
Shawn Colvin
Nonesuch releases its second album by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Shawn Colvin, Shawn Colvin Live, on June 23, 2009. Recorded in 2008 during a special three-night solo engagement at San Francisco's famous jazz club, Yoshi's, Live includes twelve songs written or co-written by Colvin, as well as covers of songs by Robbie Robertson, Gnarls Barkley, and Talking Heads. The record was co-produced by Colvin and longtime collaborator John Leventhal.

Colvin has been praised by audiences and critics for her live performances since the beginning of her career. The Lexington...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 5

July 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Edie Falco
Happy Birthday to rappers Royce Da 5'9" (1977) and RZA (1969), "Law & Order CI" actress Kathryn Erbe (1966), "The Sopranos" actress Edie Falco (1963), Steppenwolf guitarist Michael Monarch (1950), singer Huey Lewis (1950), The Band guitarist Robbie Robertson (1944), actress Shirley Knight (1936), "Soap" actress Katherine Helmond (1934), actor Warren Oates (1928; d. 1982), and circus pioneer P.T. Barnum (1810).
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 5

July 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Edie Falco
Happy Birthday to rappers Royce Da 5'9" (1977) and RZA (1969), "Law & Order CI" actress Kathryn Erbe (1966), "The Sopranos" actress Edie Falco (1963), Steppenwolf guitarist Michael Monarch (1950), singer Huey Lewis (1950), The Band guitarist Robbie Robertson (1944), actress Shirley Knight (1936), "Soap" actress Katherine Helmond (1934), actor Warren Oates (1928; d. 1982), and circus pioneer P.T. Barnum (1810).
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Various Artists Featured On Neil Diamond Compilation "Forever Neil Diamond;" Out May 23

May 9th, 2006 4:07pm EDT
Neil Diamond
On May 23rd celebrate the songwriting talents of superstar musician and performer Neil Diamond with a brand new collection of songs on CD. Recorded by a tremendously varied group of artists over an equally expansive period of time, Forever Neil Diamond showcases the wide appeal of these 14 Diamond-penned classics. Beginning with pop band The Monkees' 1967 #2 Billboard pop chart hit "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" to the legendary Elvis Presley's 1970 recording of "And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind" to alternative rockers Urge Overkill's cover of "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," Diamond's...
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