Levon Helm Tribute at the Grammys: Who Is Levon Helm?

Tonight at the Grammy Awards there will be a tribute performance in honor of acclaimed rocker (of The Band fame) Levon Helm. The rocker died in April of 2012 and tonight Elton John will take the stage with some of the biggest rockers in music to pay tribute to Helm, his music, and his legacy.

John will be joined by T Bone Burnett, Zac Brown, Brittany Howard, and Mavis Staples to perform the classic song "The Weight." 

Check out this footage of The Bang playing the tune. 


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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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