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Elton John, Mumford & Sons to pay tribute to Levon Helm at Grammy Awards
By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elton John and Mumford & Sons will hit the stage at the Grammys for a tribute to Levon Helm.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will also perform "The Weight" at Sunday's awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Helm was the drummer and singer for the Band. He died of complications from cancer last year at age 71.

The performers will sing the song during the show's In Memoriam tribute, which honors musicians who died last year. Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich said the lineup of performers is a representation of Helm's diverse sound.

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11Comments
Feb 7, 2013 12:04PM
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saw the band in 1974 with Bob Dylan, saw them several times later on, he performemed with the Cate Brothers as well. he was the real deal!  If theres a rock n roll heaven, they got a great drummer / singer!
Feb 7, 2013 11:33AM
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I wasn't going to watch the Grammy's either, but for this I definitely will.  So glad artists are paying tribute to a great musician, artist, actor and overall good guy! 
Feb 7, 2013 11:33AM
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"And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man..."
Feb 7, 2013 11:03AM
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To music fan 34

I was watching "Austin City Limits" and she was on the show with a bunch of singers and they did a tribute to him on the show. She blew the other singers away. (The other singers were old burn outs) I had no clue who she was looked her up. She not bad. Check it out I think you will be pleasantly surprised.  

Feb 7, 2013 10:55AM
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Levon was the real deal.His work withThe Band,Dylan and Ronnie Hawkins made for some good music.
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