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Grateful Dead Manager Dies

18th December 2014

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...

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

4th November 2014

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...

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Martin Scorsese Working On Grateful Dead Career-spanning Documentary

By Michael West | 24th October 2014

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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Bob Weir Scraps Ratdog Shows

11th August 2014

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...

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

10th June 2014

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...

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Janelle Monae & Skrillex Set For Most Eclectic Bonnaroo Festival Superjam

8th May 2014

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...

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Phil Lesh Still Struggling With Jerry Garcia's Sudden Death

22nd April 2014

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...

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Paul Stanley Accuses Hall Of Fame Bosses Of Favouritism

20th March 2014

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...

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Grateful Dead Drummers To Team Up At Gathering Of The Vibes

19th March 2014

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...

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Phil Lesh Signs Exclusive Tour Deal

5th November 2013

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...

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Modern Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland Dies In Memphis Aged 83

By Michael West | 25th June 2013

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....

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Former Grateful Dead Stars Sued Over Concert Footage Rights

21st June 2013

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...

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Grateful Dead Star Back Onstage After Health Scare

13th June 2013

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...

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Grateful Dead Fans Furious Over Jerry Garcia Theatre Name Change

3rd May 2013

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...

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Bob Weir Takes Hiatus After Stage Collapse

1st May 2013

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...

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Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Collapses Onstage

26th April 2013

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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Mickey Hart Accused Of Attacking Tour Bus Owner

15th September 2012

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...

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Mickey Hart Caught Out By Assault Allegation, Arrest Warrant

14th September 2012

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,...

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Warrant Issued For Former Grateful Dead Star's Arrest

13th September 2012

Former Grateful Dead star Mickey Hart is a wanted man - a warrant has been issued for his arrestThe drummer, real name Michael Hartman, has been accused of attacking a fan at a concert in...

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Grateful Dead Star Joins Norah Jones Onstage At San Francisco Festival

13th August 2012

Grateful Dead star Bob Weir thrilled fans at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, California on Saturday (11Aug12) when he joined Norah Jones onstage for a rendition of his classic band's hit It Must...

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Bill Kreutzmann Lands Book Deal

9th May 2012

Grateful Dead star Bill Kreutzmann is set to lift the lid on his time in the legendary band in a new book.The drummer, who turned 66 on Monday (07May12), has signed a deal to write...

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Skrillex To Tour Canada By Train

9th May 2012

Dance music sensation Skrillex is following in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, The Band and the Grateful Dead by embarking on a whistle-stop tour of Canada by train.The legendary artists teamed up for the famous...

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Newly Unearthed Grateful Dead Concert Film To Be Screened In Theatres

27th March 2012

Never-before-seen video footage of rockers the Grateful Dead in concert in 1989 is heading to movie theatres for a limited screening next month (Apr12).The two-and-a-half hour film of the gig, which took place at the...

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Jerry Garcia's Personal Belongings To Go Under The Hammer

15th March 2012

Tragic Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia's belongings, instruments and handwritten set lists are to be put up for auction in California this spring (12).Auction house Bonhams will sell off the hitmaker's personal effects as part...

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Weir Forms New Band With The National Brothers

27th February 2012

Grateful Dead star Bob Weir has formed a new supergroup with The National stars Scott and Bryan Devendorf.The band, calling themselves The Bridge Session, will make its debut at Weir's Tri Studios in San Rafael,...

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Grateful Dead Manager Jon Mcintire Dead At 70

23rd February 2012

The Grateful Dead's legendary manager Jon Mcintire has lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 70.The revered svengali died on 15 February (12), according to Rolling Stone. MCIntire, who managed the Dead...

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Bob Weir Reopens Legendary California Music Hall

30th January 2012

Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir celebrated the opening of his new music hall in California on Friday (27Jan12) with a performance by The Outlaws.Legendary San Francisco hotspot Sweetwater Music Hall closed its doors in 2007...

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Grateful Dead Exhibition Planned

20th January 2012

The Grateful Dead's career will be the focus of an upcoming tribute exhibition at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.The show will feature memorabilia including guitars, handwritten notes and...

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The National Brothers Plan Grateful Dead Covers Album For Charity

20th April 2011

The National stars Bryce and Aaron Dessner are putting together a charity album of Grateful Dead covers together to benefit Aids charities.The brothers compiled an album of tracks with the likes of Feist and David...

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Phil Lesh Celebrates 71st Birthday With Late Night Party

17th March 2011

Ageing Grateful Dead musician Phil Lesh is still living the rock star lifestyle - he celebrated his 71st birthday on Tuesday night (15Mar11) by partying into the early hours of Wednesday morning (16Mar11).The bassist held...

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