Today Levon Helm joins what is surely a kickass house band in heaven, Slash explains the genesis behind some of your favorite Guns N' Roses songs, and we give you a sneak peek at Paul Simon's new documentary.

Plus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to cover Neil Young and the Beach Boys, we give you the rundown of May's new music releases, and Young, the Cars and the Allman Brothers join our Top 100 Classic Rock Songs countdown.

Today’s Stories from Ultimate Classic Rock:

Sweet Return With New Album ‘New York Connection’
Red Hot Chili Peppers To Cover Neil Young, Beach Boys on New EP
Ted Nugent Issues Statement Clarifying President Obama Comments
Levon Helm Dead at 71
No. 35: The Cars, ‘Just What I Needed’– Top 100 Classic Rock Songs
Slash Shares Songwriting Stories Behind 'Appetite for Destruction' Cuts
Watch a Clip from Paul Simon's New 'Graceland' Documentary
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2012 Set List – Broomfield, Colo.
No. 36: The Allman Brothers Band, 'Ramblin' Man' – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs
Steven Tyler Wants a Connection on 'American Idol'
New Music Releases – May 2012
No. 34: Neil Young, 'Rockin' in the Free World'
Levon Helm Dead: Musicians React on Twitter
Steven Tyler Witnesses a Surprising Elimination on 'American Idol'

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