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John Mayer To Form New Group With Grateful Dead Musicians


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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 members.

Guitarist Bob Weir and percussionists Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will be teaming up with the 37 year old singer-songwriter, Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge and Ratdog keyboard player Jeff Chimenti to carry on the legacy of the Grateful Dead, and will be making their live debut at a special Halloween show on October 31st at Madison Square Garden in New York.

John MayerJohn Mayer will be playing with three of the four remaining members of the Grateful Dead in a new group

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MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute To Bob Dylan

Mickey Hart - MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute To Bob Dylan at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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MusiCares Person Of The Year 2015 Honoring Bob Dylan

Mickey Hart - MusiCares Person of the Year 2015 honoring Bob Dylan - Arrivals at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015

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Janelle Monae & Skrillex Set For Most Eclectic Bonnaroo Festival Superjam


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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 and Zedd will also perform with Hart and company at the event in June (14), while Andrew Bird, Chaka Khan, Taj Mahal and Ben Folds will perform with guitarist Derek Trucks at another live jam, and The Hangover star Ed Helms will host the festival's The Bluegrass Situation Superjam, featuring Dierks Bentley, Sarah Jarosz, Lake Street Dive and Yonder Mountain String Band banjoist Dave Johnston.

Last year's (13) Bonnaroo Superjam featured My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, John Oates, R. Kelly and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard.

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Grateful Dead Drummers To Team Up At Gathering Of The Vibes


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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 summer (14).

The two rock icons will team up with Disco Biscuits for a headlining slot at the event, three years after they last performed at the festival as the Rhythm Devils.

Kreutzmann tells Rolling Stone magazine, "It's going to get weird. It's going to get far out. And it's going to be something completely different - exactly what all involved parties are known for."

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Mickey Hart Accused Of Attacking Tour Bus Owner


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Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart's legal woes have taken a bizarre turn after it emerged he's accused of beating up the owner of his tour bus.

The rocker, real name Michael Hartman, was left stunned when a warrant was issued for his arrest this week (beg10Sep12) amid allegations he assaulted a man at a concert in Harrodsburg, Kentucky earlier this month (Sep12).

Now editors at Tmz.com have reportedly obtained legal documents suggesting the alleged victim is the owner of a coach rented out to Hart, and claims he was attacked by the rocker on board.

A report on the website suggests the unnamed accuser told cops Hart's manager summoned him onto the tour bus for a "talk" but he was punched and shoved before being ordered off the vehicle.

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Mickey Hart Caught Out By Assault Allegation, Arrest Warrant


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Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is "baffled" by reports there is a warrant out for his arrest in Kentucky because he has no idea why he's a wanted man.

The rocker, real name Michael Hartman, has been accused of attacking a fan at a concert in Harrodsburg at the weekend (08Sep12), but he insists the allegations are bogus.

Hart tells Tmz.com, "I am totally baffled by a bizarre claim of assault by me coming out of Kentucky - the home of bluegrass and a state I love dearly.

"Any accusation or claim of assault against me is completely false and without any basis whatsoever."

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Warrant Issued For Former Grateful Dead Star's Arrest


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Former Grateful Dead star Mickey Hart is a wanted man - a warrant has been issued for his arrest

The drummer, real name Michael Hartman, has been accused of attacking a fan at a concert in Harrodsburg, Kentucky at the weekend (08Sep12), according to Tmz.com.

The alleged victim filed a police report shortly after the show at Terrapin Hill Farm and initiated assault charges.

Hart's representatives tell the website they are investigating the incident.

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Other Dream Team Trailer


Whilst the USSR ruled over the country of Lithuania, Olympic basketball players were forced to play for the victory of the Union, rather than their home country. Playing for their oppressive rulers was a painful experience, given that they felt as though they were representing the brutalities that were being inflicted on their neighbours. In the 1988 Seoul Olympics, they won the USSR Team a gold medal and Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis became symbols of the USSR victory in sports. By the time the next Olympic Games came round in 1992, the Soviet Union had fallen and those sportsmen became icons of freedom in the wake of the sudden financial meltdown. Psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead read their story of hardship in a newspaper and vowed to help the new Lithuanian basketball team with their quest to spread hope across their country by funding the team and sending them tie-dye sports kit in Lithuanian colours. The team achieved their dream of beating the Russian team for the bronze medal which became a point in history representing Lithuania's independence.

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Wilson And Stanley To Train Aspiring Musicians


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Brian Wilson and Kiss frontman Paul Stanley have signed up to train aspiring musicians at Hollywood's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp next year (07).
The BEACH BOY and Stanley will be joined by The Grateful Dead rocker Mickey Hart, Anthrax member Scott Ian and POISION frontman BRET MICHAELS at the five-day event in February.
The established rockers will work with the students for 12 hours a day at the music camp.

El Din Dead At 76


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Egyptian-born world music star HAMZA EL DIN has died following complications from surgery. The oud player, who is credited for reviving the musical culture of ancient Nubia, was 76. El Din relocated to America after becoming a big hit at the famous 1964 Newport Folk Festival and collaborated throughout his career with GRATEFUL DEAD star Mickey Hart.

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