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Bob Weir And Shawn Colvin To Be Feted At Americana Awards

Rocker Weir is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Performer honour in recognition of his more than five decades in the music industry, which included his long tenure with the Grateful Dead....

Grateful Dead Star Suffers Broken Neck

The keyboard player, who was a member of the Dead in the late 1960s, tripped on uneven pavement during a trip to his local post office and fell "face first, onto the concrete"....

Bob Weir Accepts Les Paul Honour With 'Heavy Heart'

The rocker became the first ever recipient of the accolade, named after the late guitarist/songwriter, during a special fundraiser at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on Sunday, and he...

Bob Weir To Receive First Les Paul Spirit Award

Officials at the Les Paul Foundation have announced plans to present the prize annually, from this year (16), to "an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the late, great Les Paul through innovation,...

Dead & Company Donating $100,000 To North Carolina Equality Charities

Lawmakers there sparked controversy earlier this year (16) when they passed the House Bill 2 (HB2) law, which allows discriminatory practices against those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community....

The National Brothers Curate Epic Grateful Dead Covers Project

The brothers have spent years putting Day of the Dead together and now the project has a May (16) release date. The epic album features over 60 artists recording 59 Dead tracks....

Shawn Levy Directing Bill Graham Biopic

The untitled project will be based on Graham's autobiography Bill Graham: My Life Inside Rock and Out. Graham is best known for building up the San Francisco, California music scene by...

Rocker Phil Lesh Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer

Lesh posted a message on Saturday (17Oct15) on the Facebook.com page for his restaurant Terrapin Crossroads, editors at Billboard.com report. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale,...

Keith Richards: 'Grateful Dead Are Boring'

Just days after taking aim at Metallica and Black Sabbath, admitting he can't take their music seriously, the guitar great has turned on the late Jerry Garcia's rock act. He tells Billboard,...

Lockn' Festival Start Delayed By Severe Storm

The annual four-day music gathering was due to kick off on Thursday (10Sep15), but bad weather on Wednesday evening (09Sep15) wreaked havoc on the festival grounds, prompting bosses to postpone the start of...

Justin Bieber's Dream Duet Partner Is John Mayer

In a quickfire round of questioning as part of a new Cosmopolitan magazine piece, Bieber offers up the Daughters singer's name when he's asked which artist he'd most like to work with....

John Mayer To Form New Group With Grateful Dead Musicians

John Mayer is to help carry on the spirit of the Grateful Dead, with the news that he’ll be forming a new band, called Dead & Company, with three of the now-defunct group’s four remaining...

Daughter Of Jerry Garcia Honours Father With Global Art Project

#RippleEffect features Keelin Garcia collaborating with veteran rockers Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, Bill Kreutzmann, and David Hidalgo on a version of the band's song Ripple, with an accompanying video. The project was...

Bill Murray Helped Clean Up After Final Grateful Dead Show

The Ghostbusters star was among the thousands of fans who packed into the venue over the weekend (03-05Jul15) to attend the cult jam band's last ever Fare Thee Well gigs, but instead of...

Katy Perry & John Mayer Back Together? Pair Spotted At The Grateful Dead’S Farewell Shows

Katy Perry and John Mayer’s on-and-off romance may be back on again. The pair was spotted being affectionate with one another whilst attending two of The Grateful Dead’s farewell concerts in Chicago on Saturday and...

The Grateful Dead’S Farewell Show: Fan Rushed To Hospital After Falling 20 Feet At Soldier Field

The Grateful Dead’s farewell show has been hailed as a success, both in terms of their performance and financial gain, yet there was also an unpleasant incident involving one of their fans. The legendary rock...

Grateful Dead's Final Show Marred By Fan Tragedy

The veteran rockers marked the end of their 50-year career by playing three sold-out shows at Chicago's Soldier Field over the Independence Day weekend (04-05Jul15).However, it has now emerged that a terrifying accident took place...

Grateful Dead Break Records With Final Shows

The band ended a 50-year career by playing three sold-out concerts at the Soldier Field venue over the Independence Day weekend (03-05Jul15), and it has now emerged they set a new attendance record...

Jerry Garcia's Family Considered Hologram Idea

After watching images of late stars like Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson beamed onto stages in America in recent years, Garcia's daughter Trixie admits she was intrigued by the technology and considered conjuring...

Empire State Building Lights Up For The Grateful Dead

The band is due to perform their final night of a three-show run at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday (05July15) to mark their 50th anniversary.They were also feted in the Big Apple over...

Illinois State Representative Wants Grateful Dead To Be Honoured Ahead Of Reunion Shows

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting the cult band to perform a trio of shows with Phish star Trey Anastasio to mark the milestone at Chicago's Soldier Field, where they...

Michael Eavis Wishes Frank Sinatra And Elvis Had Played Glastonbury

Michael Eavis wishes Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley could come back from the dead to play at Glastonbury.The musical festival's founder has revealed if he could choose any artist from their heyday to play at...

Grateful Dead Lyricist John Perry Barlow Recovering After Heart Attack

Barlow, who co-wrote hits such as Mexicali Blues and I Need a Miracle, has been in and out of hospital with health woes since April (15), and on Wednesday (27May15), he had a...

Grateful Dead Land New York Venue Honour

Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann are expected to attend the celebration ceremony at the fabled Big Apple venue on Monday (11May15), along with Trixie Garcia, daughter of the band's late frontman Jerry Garcia....

Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann To Release Memoir Ahead Of 50th Anniversary Tour

Grateful Dead star Bill Kreutzmann has inked a deal to release a memoir ahead of the legendary band's 50th anniversary tour this summer (15).Drummer Kreutzmann, along with fellow founding members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and...

Remaining Grateful Dead Members To Reunite For Chicago Concerts

The four surviving members of legendary rock band the Grateful Dead are set to reunite this July for a series of concerts in Chicago. The shows will celebrate the band's 50th anniversary and mark their...

The Grateful Dead Alive Again For 50th Anniversary

Grateful Dead stars Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting to celebrate the iconic rock band's 50th anniversary.The quartet will headline three mega-gigs at Chicago, Illinois' soldier Field in early July...

Grateful Dead Manager Dies

The Grateful Dead's beloved manager Rock Scully has died.Scully, who managed the psychedelic rock band for 20 years, passed away on Wednesday (17Dec14) after losing his battle with lung cancer, according to the Monterey County...

Phil Lesh & Bob Weir End Furthur As Dead Reunion Talk Heats Up

Grateful Dead stars Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have disbanded their jam group Furthur.The split news has fuelled rumours suggesting the two veteran rockers are planning a Dead reunion to mark the band's 50th anniversary...

Martin Scorsese Working On Grateful Dead Career-spanning Documentary

Martin Scorsese is working on a career-spanning retrospective documentary of the Grateful Dead. Scorsese is producing the film in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary next year, with Amir Bar-Lev directing.Martin Scorsese is producing a...

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