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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...

Bob Weir Scraps Ratdog Shows

Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has sparked fears for his health after cancelling his remaining 2014 Ratdog shows.The rocker has cited unspecified "circumstances" as the reason for his band's hiatus. The news affects...

Rare Grateful Dead Performance Heading To Cinemas For One-off Screening

A rare German Tv recording of the Grateful Dead on tour in Europe in 1972 is heading for the big screen for one night only.The cult jam band was filmed onstage in a studio in...

Janelle Monae & Skrillex Set For Most Eclectic Bonnaroo Festival Superjam

Janelle Monae, The Doors' Robby Krieger and Skrillex will join Grateful Dead star Mickey Hart for the annual Superjam at this summer's (14) Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.Warpaint, Chance the Rapper, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley...

Phil Lesh Still Struggling With Jerry Garcia's Sudden Death

Grateful Dead rocker Phil Lesh fears he will never fully get over the loss of frontman Jerry Garcia, almost two decades after the singer's death.The cult star, who had battled drug and weight issues for...

Paul Stanley Accuses Hall Of Fame Bosses Of Favouritism

Kiss founding member Paul Stanley has stepped up his feud with bosses at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by accusing them of giving other bands like the Grateful Dead preferential treatment.Stanley and his...

Grateful Dead Drummers To Team Up At Gathering Of The Vibes

Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will kickstart the band's 50th anniversary celebrations by performing together for the first time in three years at the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Connecticut this...

Phil Lesh Signs Exclusive Tour Deal

Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh has signed a new deal to perform a 45-show residency at New York's Capitol Theater in 2014 to avoid the rigorous schedule of touring.The 73 year old tells the...

Modern Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland Dies In Memphis Aged 83

Bobby (Blue) Bland, the balladeer whose sophisticated style modernized the blues, has died at his home in Germantown, near Memphis, aged 83. Bobby's death was confirmed his son Rodd, who played drums in his band....

Former Grateful Dead Stars Sued Over Concert Footage Rights

The surviving members of the Grateful Dead are facing legal action from a concert filmmaker over allegations of copyright infringement.Len Dell'Amico claims he had an agreement in place with the jam band for compensation for...

Grateful Dead Star Back Onstage After Health Scare

Former Grateful Dead star Bob Weir returned to the stage on Wednesday night (12Jun13) over a month after cancelling a string of shows following a collapse at a gig in New York.The veteran rocker was...

Grateful Dead Fans Furious Over Jerry Garcia Theatre Name Change

Fans of rock legends the Grateful Dead have united in a bid to stop plans to change the name of a California theatre dedicated to late frontman Jerry Garcia.The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco...

Bob Weir Takes Hiatus After Stage Collapse

Grateful Dead star Bob Weir is taking a break from performing after collapsing onstage in New York last week (ends28Apr13).The veteran rocker was performing with his group Further in Port Chester when he fell to...

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Collapses Onstage

Grateful Dead star Bob Weir sparked concern for his health on Thursday (25Apr13) after collapsing onstage during a concert in New York.The rocker was performing with his band Further at the Capitol Theatre in Port...

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