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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 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...

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'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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mickey Hart Accused Of Attacking Tour Bus Owner

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...

Grateful Dead Star Joins Norah Jones Onstage At San Francisco Festival

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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