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2016

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Dead & Company Announce Summer Tour

February 8, 2016

After securing a headlining slot at Bonnaroo, Dead & Company will head out on the road for a summer tour kicking off June 10th in Charlotte. The group, which features John Mayer alongside Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bob Kreutzmann and...

2015

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John Mayer, Dead & Co. Rekindle Grateful Dead Flame at MSG

November 1, 2015

In the years immediately following Jerry Garcia's death, the sight of a singer-guitarist onstage with the surviving members of the Dead, attempting to fill in for their newly departed leader, was never less than jarring. But now that 20 years have...

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John Mayer and Bob Weir Talk Upcoming Dead & Company Tour

October 9, 2015

A couple years ago, John Mayer was recording a solo album, trying to channel the Grateful Dead's sound. "You should have seen me some of those days," he says. "I was going behind the drums trying to do a loping drum beat, and then trying...

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Dead & Company Add Free MSG Show to New York Run

October 5, 2015

Dead & Company, the collaboration between John Mayer and three-quarters of the Grateful Dead's surviving Core Four, have added a third Madison Square Garden concert to their inaugural tour, but this time the band is giving away 5,000 pairs of...

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Grateful Dead Members, John Mayer Form Dead & Company

August 5, 2015

UPDATE: Dead & Company have added a second Madison Square Garden show for November 1st. A pre-sale for the new show is available on Ticketmaster.com.  The Grateful Dead may have ceased to exist following their Fare Thee Well shows, but...

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John Mayer Says He's a 'Recovered Ego Addict'

March 9, 2015

John Mayer is a Grammy-winning pop-rock songwriter and one of the most acclaimed guitarists of his generation. But in recent years, his tabloid-bait relationships and controversial statements (most famously in a 2010 Playboy interview) have turned the...

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Watch Ed Sheeran Get Wistful, Romantic at Grammys

February 8, 2015

Introduced by James Corden and accompanied by John Mayer on guitar, Ed Sheeran gave a wistful, romantic performance of his sweet single "Thinking Out Loud" during the Grammys. Questlove also joined in on the mid-show soft rock jam session right...

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John Mayer Teases Unique Deadhead Experience in MSG Trailer

November 3, 2015

Members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer discuss the experience of playing for hordes of Deadheads in a new trailer for Dead & Company's upcoming American Express Unstaged livestream event. Mayer, who will be filling in for the late...

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John Mayer Talks Finding Balance Before Dead & Company Shows

October 24, 2015

With just five days to go before John Mayer teams with the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann to form Dead & Company, the guitarist appeared on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM show to discuss trying to settle into a mindset...

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John Mayer Defends Dead & Company Tour After Farewell Gigs

October 6, 2015

John Mayer defended members of the Grateful Dead, whom he'll be joining on tour this fall, for regrouping after the legendary band played what were billed as their final shows this summer, The Associated Press reports. "I don't...

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Dead & Company Expand Tour, Add New Year's Eve L.A. Show

August 25, 2015

Dead & Company, the Grateful Dead offshoot featuring three of the Core Four surviving members alongside John Mayer, have expanded their maiden tour. On top of their previously announced, now-sold out Madison Square Garden dates on October...

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Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder Lead Hall of Fame Speakers

March 18, 2015

UPDATE 2: Legendary psychedelic art painter Peter Max has designed the official poster and program cover for the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Check out the front and back images below. The art is available for purchase at the...

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Ed Sheeran Joins ELO at the Grammys, Taylor Swift Dances

February 8, 2015

Jeff Lynne's recently revived Electric Light Orchestra played the Grammys, indoor sunglasses and all, where they pulled out a couple of their Seventies Top 40 hits: the piano-rocking 1975 single "Evil Woman" and 1978 tune "Mr. Blue Sky." The performance...

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See Bob Weir and John Mayer Play Grateful Dead Classics

February 6, 2015

With a Grateful Dead reunion on the horizon, guitarist Bob Weir appeared as the musical guest Thursday night on The Late Late Show to jam on "Truckin'" with guest-host John Mayer. The latter introduced Weir while standing just to his right, and they...

2014

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20 Best Things We Saw at Made in America

September 1, 2014

After two years in Philadelphia, the Made in America fest crossed the country, with two days remaining in the City of Brotherly Love and two days taking root in L.A.'s Grand Park. United by a giant video obelisk and twin Kanye West performances,...

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John Mayer Covers Beyoncé's 'XO'

May 23, 2014

John Mayer has released a warm, acoustic cover of Beyoncé's "XO," with his stripped-down version featuring the gentle strumming of an acoustic guitar accentuated by piano and harmonica in the background. He originally performed a live version of...

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Eric Clapton Honors JJ Cale With New Tribute LP

April 30, 2014

JJ Cale is one of rock's unsung heroes, and Eric Clapton wants to change that with a new Cale tribute album called The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale, out July 29th on Clapton's Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. The LP, credited to "Eric...

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Eric Clapton Taps John Mayer, Mark Knopfler for JJ Cale Covers

July 22, 2014

UPDATE: iTunes is now streaming Clapton's album on First Play.  Eric Clapton is at the helm of two new collaborative tracks from The Breeze, his upcoming tribute to the late blues legend, JJ Cale, "Train to Nowhere" and "Don't Wait," both...

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John Mayer, Imagine Dragons to Headline L.A. Made in America

May 22, 2014

John Mayer and Imagine Dragons will headline Los Angeles' inaugural Budweiser Made in America Festival, set to take place Labor Day Weekend (August 30th and 31st) at Grand Park. The festival will also feature sets from Kendrick Lamar, Weezer,...

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