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  • Update: Mickey Hart 'Baffled' by Kentucky Assault Charges

    Update: Mickey Hart 'Baffled' by Kentucky Assault Charges | ARTICLE

    Ex-Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart faces arrest in Kentucky after he allegedly assaulted fan following a Mickey Hart Band show at the Terrapin Hill Farm in Harrodsburg last week, TMZ reports.  While details of the reported...

    September 13, 2012 2:30 PM ET
  • Flaming Lips Get Intimate Without Stripping Down in Big Sur

    Flaming Lips Get Intimate Without Stripping Down in Big Sur | ARTICLE

    Bands seem to love playing music at the tiny but undeniably cool Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California, along an undeveloped stretch of the wild west where the Pacific Ocean crashes into cliffs. Fans park their...

    September 12, 2012 1:20 PM ET
  • Q&A: Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora on New Solo Album: 'My Stuff Is Pretty Universal'

    Q&A: Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora on New Solo Album: 'My Stuff Is Pretty Universal' | ARTICLE

    As the founding guitar-slinger in Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora has done everything he can to live up to his job description. He's shredded solos in stadiums across the planet, married and divorced a famous actress (Heather...

    August 17, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • At Outside Lands, Food and Wine are Half the Fun

    At Outside Lands, Food and Wine are Half the Fun | ARTICLE

    In addition to hosting over 70 bands and artists – ranging from Metallica to Sigur Rós, Neil Young to Skrillex – this year's Outside Lands featured an expanded palette of food and beverage options that made...

    August 13, 2012 5:10 PM ET
  • Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Rock Outside Lands

    Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Rock Outside Lands | ARTICLE

    More than a cookie-cutter American rock festival, Outside Lands takes advantage of its setting in Golden Gate Park by pointedly celebrating all that is the Bay Area. It's a strategy that really makes the event, now in...

    August 13, 2012 12:45 PM ET
  • Bob Weir Sits in with Norah Jones at Outside Lands

    Bob Weir Sits in with Norah Jones at Outside Lands | ARTICLE

    Towards the end of her set at Outside Lands on Saturday, Norah Jones surprised just about everyone when she brought out the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir to assist on a cover of the Dead's "It Must Have...

    August 12, 2012 10:20 AM ET
  • Artist Wes Lang on the Grateful Dead

    Artist Wes Lang on the Grateful Dead | VIDEO

    When famed painter Wes Lang was tapped to create the artwork for the Grateful Dead's upcoming box set Spring 1990, it must have felt like something had come full circle for him. Back in high school,...

    August 8, 2012 5:15 PM ET
  • Q&A: Bob Weir on Life With Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead

    Q&A: Bob Weir on Life With Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead | ARTICLE

    Last week, founding Grateful Dead member Bob Weir payed homage to his late bandmate, Jerry Garcia, to mark what would've been the iconic guitarist's 70th birthday. Weir led a rotating assemblage of nearly 20 musicians through...

    August 6, 2012 11:05 AM ET
  • 'Move Me Brightly' Celebrates Jerry Garcia's 70th with All-Star Tribute

    'Move Me Brightly' Celebrates Jerry Garcia's 70th with All-Star Tribute | ARTICLE

    On Friday night, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir hosted a five-hour celebration entitled Move Me Brightly, in honor of what would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday. A stirring 30-minute documentary directed by Justin Kreutzmann, son of Grateful Dead...

    August 4, 2012 3:30 PM ET
  • Mickey Hart on Joining the Grateful Dead

    Mickey Hart on Joining the Grateful Dead | VIDEO

    In this video clip filmed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio – where he was inducted in the Class of 1994 – Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart discusses the first time he...

    August 3, 2012 4:14 PM ET
  • Song Stream: The Grateful Dead's 'Comes a Time,' From 'Dave's Picks, Vol. 3'

    Song Stream: The Grateful Dead's 'Comes a Time,' From 'Dave's Picks, Vol. 3' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Grateful Dead's 'Comes a Time' The Grateful Dead were best known for their live concerts, no two of which were...

    August 3, 2012 10:55 AM ET
  • Grateful Dead, Phish, Vampire Weekend Members on Jerry Garcia Tribute

    Grateful Dead, Phish, Vampire Weekend Members on Jerry Garcia Tribute | ARTICLE

    Jerry Garcia would’ve turned 70 on August 1st, and his fellow guitarist in the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, is throwing a musical bash of sorts. Called "Move Me Brightly," the event brings together an all-star...

    August 3, 2012 10:45 AM ET
  • Bob Weir, ‘Move Me Brightly'

    Bob Weir, ‘Move Me Brightly' | VIDEO

    On the evening of August 3rd, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will pay homage to his late bandmate, Jerry Garcia, who would have turned 70 this week, with a free webcast of a one-time-only assemblage...

    August 2, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on 'Spring 1990'

    Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on 'Spring 1990' | VIDEO

    Click to listen to Grateful Dead's 'Scarlet Begonias' In honor of what would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday today, guitarist Bob Weir sat...

    August 1, 2012 4:45 PM ET
  • Metallica Looking for Landmark Performance at Outside Lands

    Metallica Looking for Landmark Performance at Outside Lands | ARTICLE

    During a conference call with reporters to promote Outside Lands, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich didn't even try to hide his boyish enthusiasm over the fact that his band will get to headline this year's event. Other...

    July 25, 2012 9:50 AM ET
  • Skrillex, Bassnectar and Disco Biscuits Bond at Camp Bisco

    Skrillex, Bassnectar and Disco Biscuits Bond at Camp Bisco | ARTICLE

    Despite electrifying sets by Skrillex, Bassnectar and Amon Tobin, there was no mistaking the fact that Camp Bisco 11 was centered around its host band, the Disco Biscuits, who performed six totally different, equally compelling sets of...

    July 15, 2012 6:08 AM ET
  • Train, Paul Oakenfold Launch Google+ Events

    Train, Paul Oakenfold Launch Google+ Events | BLOG ENTRY

    On the first day of the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, the tech giant launched Events, a new feature for Google+. The service makes Google's social media platform even more social by creating a chronological...

    June 28, 2012 5:15 PM ET
  • Google I/O Conference Introduces Futuristic Toys

    Google I/O Conference Introduces Futuristic Toys | BLOG ENTRY

    The Google I/O conference for developers kicked off on June 27th with a steady rollout of new Google products – including one of special note to music lovers, the Nexus Q. Billed as "the world's first social...

    June 28, 2012 3:30 PM ET
  • Q&A: Pantera's Vinnie Paul on Unearthing New Track for 'Vulgar' Reissue

    Q&A: Pantera's Vinnie Paul on Unearthing New Track for 'Vulgar' Reissue | ARTICLE

    On February 25th, 1992, Pantera released Vulgar Display of Power, catapulting themselves to heavy metal royalty. Twenty years later, the album is being reissued with a never-before heard track –"Piss," recorded during the original Vulgar sessions –...

    June 15, 2012 2:30 PM ET
  • Sigur Ros' Georg Holm on Their New Album and Long Break

    Sigur Ros' Georg Holm on Their New Album and Long Break | ARTICLE

    Sigur Rós would be hard to define even if they didn't shape-shift as often as they do. While bassist Georg Hólm tells Rolling Stone that "Led Zeppelin is one of the reasons I play music today," he...

    June 2, 2012 10:25 AM ET
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