Richard Manuel

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The Five Best Independence Day Songs

    Since those bombs are about to be bursting in air, here are a few songs to go along with the noise. I know that some folks will be mad because I left anything from Springsteen off the list, but go ahead and add your own recommendations if you like.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: 25 Years Ago Tonight, The Band Played Fast and Cool

    ​Earlier today I spent as much time as I could, which wasn't anywhere near close to enough, listening to a song Wilco posted to YouTube late yesterday: the band performing The Band's "The Weight" backstage at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, joined by show-opener Nick Lowe and Mavis Staples, who ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Plus: The Glasgow School, History Lesson

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Head of Femur

    Hysterical Stars (SpinArt)

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Do Look Back

    The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?

  • Film

    April 18, 2002

    Play It Loud

    Scorsese rockudrama remembers The Band

  • News

    February 18, 1999
  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    The great divide

    Levon Helm, the heart and soul of The Band, looks back in anger

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Divide and conquer

    Robbie Robertson throws history into the bonfire

  • Music

    November 17, 1994

    This land is his land

    Whether in The Band or solo, Robbie Robertson still searches for his America