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  • Grateful Dead Members Joining Disco Biscuits at Gathering of the Vibes

    Grateful Dead Members Joining Disco Biscuits at Gathering of the Vibes | ARTICLE

    The Disco Biscuits have teamed up with two unlikely special guests for a headlining slot at this year's Gathering of the Vibes: The Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. While next year will mark the Grateful...

    March 18, 2014 10:50 AM ET
  • Bob Weir on the Dead's 50th Anniversary: 'We Owe It to the Songs'

    Bob Weir on the Dead's 50th Anniversary: 'We Owe It to the Songs' | ARTICLE

    Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir spent the better part of the last two weeks in Mexico, where his band, Furthur, performed their final four shows at a festival called Paradise Waits before going on...

    January 30, 2014 3:20 PM ET
  • Phish Treat Fans to Unrecorded New Album on Halloween

    Phish Treat Fans to Unrecorded New Album on Halloween | ARTICLE

    Over the course of six Halloween shows since 1994, Phish have established a tradition of donning a surprise "musical costume" in which they perform a complete cover album between two full sets of their own material....

    November 1, 2013 8:15 AM ET
  • Court Yard Hounds Play Dixie Chicks Song in Napa

    Court Yard Hounds Play Dixie Chicks Song in Napa | ARTICLE

    VH1's Save the Music Foundation threw a private party last night on the posh grounds of the William Hill Estate Winery in Napa, California. The guests of honor? Donors, sponsors (including Ashford University) and two-thirds of the...

    September 13, 2013 11:10 AM ET
  • Justin Bieber's Musical Director Dan Kanter Jams With Bob Weir

    Justin Bieber's Musical Director Dan Kanter Jams With Bob Weir | ARTICLE

    The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir first met Dan Kanter when he took his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert a few years ago. Kanter is Bieber's touring guitarist and musical director, and has worked with...

    September 11, 2013 8:55 AM ET
  • Inside the Making of Arcade Fire's Interactive "Reflektor" Video

    Inside the Making of Arcade Fire's Interactive "Reflektor" Video | ARTICLE

    For Arcade Fire's guerilla-style launch of their new single, "Reflektor," the band paired up with a familiar collaborator: Google. The goal on both ends was to create a short film that would allow the viewer or,...

    September 9, 2013 4:40 PM ET
  • Q&A: Sammy Hagar on New Album and 'Re-Tarnishing' Van Halen

    Q&A: Sammy Hagar on New Album and 'Re-Tarnishing' Van Halen | ARTICLE

    It's no secret that Sammy Hagar loves cars. He's got 17 of them, with a heavy preference for Ferraris. Last year his neighbor, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, told Rolling Stone that when Hagar's wife...

    August 12, 2013 1:45 PM ET
  •  Outside Lands Kicks Off With Fireworks From Paul McCartney

    Outside Lands Kicks Off With Fireworks From Paul McCartney | ARTICLE

    Opening day of Outside Lands 2013 kicked off on Friday with a main stage (Land’s End) set by Chicago rockers Smith Westerns as fans began to slowly swarm – and eventually pack – Golden Gate Park's Polo Field. "This is our...

    August 10, 2013 8:59 AM ET
  • Five Must-Hear Michael Jackson Tracks from 'The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection'

    Five Must-Hear Michael Jackson Tracks from 'The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection' | ARTICLE

    In celebration of Cirque du Soleil's premiere of their newest Las Vegas show, Michael Jackson ONE, Legacy Recordings has released nearly 270 Michael Jackson tracks on two iTunes anthologies, including The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection, which...

    July 10, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Robert Plant Rearranges Led Zeppelin Classics at High Sierra Music

    Robert Plant Rearranges Led Zeppelin Classics at High Sierra Music | ARTICLE

    Robert Plant brought his current project, the Sensational Space Shifters, to their first U.S. festival on Thursday as opening night headliners at High Sierra Music, a long-running boutique music festival in Quincy, California. The band, which...

    July 5, 2013 10:05 AM ET
  • 'Michael Jackson ONE' Opens in Las Vegas

    'Michael Jackson ONE' Opens in Las Vegas | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson ONE, the newest resident Cirque du Soleil production, opened at its permanent home inside Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas strip this week. Members of Jackson's immediate family, as well as an impressive group...

    July 2, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Bob Weir Returns to Stage on 'Weir Here' Webcast

    Bob Weir Returns to Stage on 'Weir Here' Webcast | ARTICLE

    Former Grateful Dead member Bob Weir returned to the stage – and the Internet – last night, taping a new episode of his weekly web series "Weir Here" in front of a live audience at Terrapin Crossroads...

    June 13, 2013 10:30 AM ET
  • Billy Idol Headlines Google I/O Conference

    Billy Idol Headlines Google I/O Conference | ARTICLE

    On Wednesday, Billy Idol helped Google celebrate the launch of their new subscription music service, Google Play Music All Access, by performing an hourlong set for attendees of Google I/O, an annual developer's conference held at...

    May 16, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • Google Launches 'All Access' Music Subscription Service

    Google Launches 'All Access' Music Subscription Service | ARTICLE

    This morning, Google unveiled a new music subscription service, Google Play Music All Access, at the search giant's annual I/O developers' conference in San Francisco. The service, which launches in the U.S. today, is similar to other...

    May 15, 2013 5:15 PM ET
  • Primus Gear Up for 'Sailing the Seas of Cheese' Reboot

    Primus Gear Up for 'Sailing the Seas of Cheese' Reboot | ARTICLE

    On Monday, Primus celebrated the upcoming release of a deluxe edition of their 1991 classic, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, by throwing an afternoon event at TRI Studios in San Rafael, California, where they sometimes rehearse. A...

    May 7, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • Furthur Cancel BottleRock Festival Gig After Bob Weir's Stage Fall

    Furthur Cancel BottleRock Festival Gig After Bob Weir's Stage Fall | ARTICLE

    Furthur have canceled their headline appearance at the inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley on May 9th, news that comes less than a week after singer and guitarist Bob Weir fell down mid-song onstage while the Grateful Dead...

    May 1, 2013 7:30 AM ET
  • Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, Jerry Harrison Jam in Bay Area

    Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, Jerry Harrison Jam in Bay Area | ARTICLE

    February 15, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Eels' 'Wonderful Glorious' New Makeover

    Eels' 'Wonderful Glorious' New Makeover | ARTICLE

    February 6, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • The Complete Last Waltz Recreates the Band's Farewell Concert in San Francisco

    The Complete Last Waltz Recreates the Band's Farewell Concert in San Francisco | ARTICLE

    On Saturday night at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, a group of mostly indie-rock artists from Brooklyn – and their friends and heroes – all converged on stage for a three and a half hour tribute...

    November 25, 2012 10:50 AM ET
  • Wilco's Nels Cline to Play Eric Clapton's Role at 'Last Waltz' Tribute Show

    Wilco's Nels Cline to Play Eric Clapton's Role at 'Last Waltz' Tribute Show | ARTICLE

    On Saturday, an all-star lineup of mostly indie musicians will come together at San Francisco's Warfield Theater to perform "The Complete Last Waltz," a tribute to the Band's marathon farewell concert. The players will include Nels...

    November 21, 2012 11:25 AM ET
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