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Levon Helm at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Rick Diamond/Getty)
Levon Helm at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Rick Diamond/Getty)
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Levon Helm, Drummer for the Band, Dies at 71 [VIDEO]

One of music's best singing drummers has passed away.

Levon Helm died April 19 at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. He was drummer and vocalist for the Band who backed up Bob Dylan during his 1965 and 1966 tours.

Helm was also part of the first Ringo Starr All Starr Band in 1989 along with Clarence Clemons, Dr. John, Rick Danko (his Band-mate), Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Billy Preston, Jim Keltner and of course Ringo Starr.

In recent years, Levon Helm won 3 Grammy Awards;

-Best Traditional Folk Album for 'Dirt Farmer' in 2007

-Best Americana Album for 'Electric Dirt' in 2009

-Best American Album for 'Ramble At The Ryman' in 2011

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Meet-Up At The Movies With Rare Grateful Dead Concert Tonight [VIDEO]

Grateful Dead Alpine Valley 1989 (YouTube)

Tonight is the Grateful Dead's Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies event featuring the unreleased film of the Alpine Valley Music Theater July 18, 1989 concert playing at a theater near you tonight only.

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Tom Petty 2011 (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
Tom Petty 2011 (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
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Stolen Tom Petty Guitars Found and Arrest Made in Southern California

Justice prevails in southern California. Police have located the five guitars stolen from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and have made an arrest.

Culver City police Lt. Ron Iizuka announced the arrest Tuesday, April 17. The name of the suspect and other details have not been released.

The instruments were reported stolen last week from The Culver Studios, a soundstage where the band was rehearsing for their upcoming tour.

The band had offered a "no questions asked" reward of $7,500 for information leading to their return.

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'Your Sunday Brunch' Menu (Hulton Archive/Getty)
'Your Sunday Brunch' Menu (Hulton Archive/Getty)
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‘Your Sunday Brunch’ Menu for April 15, 2012

How'd you like to join me for 'Your Sunday Brunch'?

We start out waking you up a little on the psychodelic side, we'll add in a large dose of Tom Petty to get ready for his shows this week and we're going to welcome the new rockers into the hall of fame.

This is the halfway point in April so we have some 'middle' songs, we might jump back 'Under The Covers' and there's some great musical birthdays to celebrate.

Take a look at today's 'Your Sunday Brunch' Menu on the next page.

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Tom Petty (Ethan Miller/Getty)
Tom Petty (Ethan Miller/Getty)
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Tom Petty Offers Reward For Five Stolen Guitars

'Your Easter Sunday Brunch' Menu (Joe Raedle/Getty)
'Your Easter Sunday Brunch' Menu (Joe Raedle/Getty)
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‘Your Easter Sunday Brunch’ Menu for April 8, 2012

What are you having for 'Your Easter Sunday Brunch'?

We have some 'Egg' citing treats for your holiday enjoyment, everything from a psychedelic band's take on Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' to a classic from Dr Demento.

I'm Grateful Mike inviting you to join me from seven until ten a.m. for 'Your Easter Sunday Brunch' on 101.9 KING FM.

Turn the page for a look at the menu.

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Bela Fleck 2001 (Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect/Getty)
Bela Fleck 2001 (Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect/Getty)
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Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Play in Laramie Tuesday

Who's the best banjo player around now that Earl Scruggs is gone?

The answer might be Bela Fleck.

The original lineup of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones is playing several dates along the Front Range this week, including in Laramie at the A & S Auditorium on Tuesday, April 3.

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Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry (Ethan Miller/Getty)
Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry (Ethan Miller/Getty)
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Aerosmith and Cheap Trick Tour Hits Denver August 1

Are you trying to decide which concerts to spend your money on this Summer? You might have to add this one to your list.

Aerosmith and Cheap Trick have announced their 'Global Warming Tour' dates for 2012.

The pair will play the Pepsi Center in Denver on Wednesday, August 1st. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 31, and the pre-sale begins tomorrow on Tuesday, March 27, for Cheap Trick fan club members.

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KISS and Motley Crue Announce 'The Tour' (Kevin Winter/Getty)
KISS and Motley Crue Announce 'The Tour' (Kevin Winter/Getty)
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Motley Crue and KISS Joint Tour Hits Denver August 8

Two rock bands who played at Cheyenne Frontier Days recently will hit the road together this Summer on 'The Tour.'

Did you catch Motley Crue on Cheyenne Day last year? Or KISS when they rocked the opening Friday night of 'The Daddy of 'em All'?

KISS and Motley Crue officially announced their co-headlining 2012 North American Summer Tour on Tuesday, March 20.

'The Tour' hits the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (formerly Fiddler's Green) on August 8.

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'Your Sunday Brunch' Menu (Matt Cardy/Getty)
'Your Sunday Brunch' Menu (Matt Cardy/Getty)
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‘Your Sunday Brunch’ Menu for March 18, 2012

Are you hungry for some tasty rock and roll?

We're serving up some Irish leftovers and some Spring delicacies on 'Your Sunday Brunch,' seven until ten on the morning of March 18th.

I'm your host, Grateful Mike, and if you have any suggestions for the menu let me know. The last Sunday of the month we'll be playing an album side in the eight o'clock hour, and I'm open to ideas of what you think our March 'Album Side Sunday' should be.

Turn the page to take a look at 'Your Sunday Brunch' menu.

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Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs (Ethan Miller/Getty)
Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs (Ethan Miller/Getty)
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The Scorpions Bring Final Sting Tour to Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Have you always wanted to see The Scorpions in concert?

Well, you better hurry because the German rockers are currently on their farewell tour.

The Scorpions bring their Final Sting World Tour to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on Tuesday, June 12.

The opening act will be Tesla.

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Album Collection (FlickR User/Julia Folsom)
Album Collection (FlickR User/Julia Folsom)
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Hear What We Found Hiding In The Library!

Have you ever been cleaning and found some hidden treasure?

Like when you're doing laundry and find money in the jean's pocket.

Here at KING FM, we recently discovered a whole bunch of songs that have been hiding deep in our library.

We've dusted them off and put them on the air!

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