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Jerry Garcia Inspires New Video-Editing Program

July 2, 2015

Jerry Garcia has been the subject of countless tributes: He was honored with a wax figure, a statue of his right hand, with its famously stubby middle finger, stands in the Jerry Garcia Glen at the Santa Barbara Bowl and, of course, the Grateful...

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Watch the Scene From Grateful Dead's First Farewell Show

July 2, 2015

The Grateful Dead are celebrating their 50th anniversary and playing their final shows ever at Chicago's Soldier Field this weekend. But before their last blowout, they returned to their roots for a pair of hometown Bay Area shows in Santa...

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Grateful Dead Announce Box Set Releases of Final Concerts

June 25, 2015

The Grateful Dead will issue CDs and video of their upcoming "Fare Thee Well" concerts under the title Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead this fall. The concerts, scheduled to take place over July 3rd, 4th and 5th at Chicago's...

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SiriusXM Will Broadcast Final Grateful Dead Concerts

June 4, 2015

SiriusXM's exclusive Grateful Dead station, channel 23, will broadcast the band's final "Fare Thee Well" concerts from Soldier Field in Chicago on July 3rd, 4th and 5th starting at 9:15 p.m. ET. The shows will also be available on the SiriusXM...

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Hear Chris Robinson Brotherhood's Smooth Grateful Dead Cover

June 1, 2015

On June 2nd, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will release the limited-edition Betty's Blends, Volume Two: Best From the West, which collects seven live recordings the outfit made during its Spring 2014 West Coast tour. Below, hear one of the...

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My Favorite Dead Song: Dave Matthews, Black Keys and More

May 27, 2015

As detailed in Rolling Stone cover story, the Grateful Dead are preparing to officially call it quits after 50 years with their series of Fare Thee Well shows. Their absence will end a legacy that continues to span rock, pop,...

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Watch Four Jerry Garcias Compete in a Dead Trivia Contest

May 21, 2015

Fifty years ago, the Grateful Dead began a fruitful career that resulted in 13 studio albums of cosmic folk-rock that sounded great on record but even better played live. The complete band stopped performing when frontman Jerry Garcia died in 1995,...

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Bob Weir on Dead Reunion, His Doc & Being Jerry's 'Bag Man'

May 20, 2015

During Jerry Garcia's lifetime, the Grateful Dead had a special bond with New York City — so much so that, last week, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart (along with Garcia's daughter, Trixie) attended a ceremony that inducted the Dead into...

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Watch Career-Spanning Trailer for New Bob Weir Doc

May 6, 2015

LSD, sexual exploits, family stability and psychedelic guitar telepathy: It's all there in Netflix's trailer for the upcoming documentary The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir, which surveys the life and career of the legendary Grateful...

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See Grateful Dead Jam on 'Sugaree' in Unreleased Video

May 1, 2015

To tease their upcoming Meet-Up at the Movies, the Grateful Dead have released video of the band performing a laid-back, jammy rendition of the Jerry Garcia solo track "Sugaree," which first appeared on the late singer's 1972 LP Garcia. The performance...

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Grateful Dead Final Shows Will Be Available on Pay-Per-View

April 22, 2015

The Grateful Dead, along with special guest Trey Anastasio, will perform together one last time this summer at their Fare Thee Well concerts in Santa Clara, California and Chicago. All five shows sold out immediately, but if you were among the...

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Trey Anastasio on His Huge Summer With the Dead and Phish

June 24, 2015

Trey Anastasio isn't taking his job as singer-guitarist at the Grateful Dead's reunion shows lightly. In preparation for the Fare Thee Well concerts (which start on June 27th), Anastasio has been shuttling between the houses of surviving members...

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Inside the Grateful Dead's New 80-Disc Box Set

June 2, 2015

On October 27th, 1979, the Grateful Dead pulled up to the third stop on their fall tour that year — the Cape Cod Coliseum in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts — for the first of two concerts there. It was not an auspicious setting. The venue...

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Grateful Dead Offer Up Chicago VIP Passes in Airbnb Contest

May 29, 2015

The only thing that sold out faster than tickets to the Grateful Dead's three farewell shows in Chicago were the city's available hotel rooms for the July 4th weekend. Thankfully, Airbnb has helped alleviate the lack of lodging for Deadheads by teaming...

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Bill Kreutzmann on Grateful Dead's LSD-Tinted 'Playboy' Show

May 22, 2015

Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann joined the band over 50 years ago, and he amassed some incredible stories throughout his tenure with the psychedelic jam-rock legends. One of the funniest tales – which he shared this week on Conan...

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The Grateful Dead's Long Goodbye: Inside the New Issue

May 20, 2015

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, the band's surviving "core four" members will reunite for five concerts in Chicago and Santa Clara, California, starting in late June. But as contributing editor David Browne reports in the magazine's...

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11 Greatest Guest Jams at Grateful Dead Concerts

May 20, 2015

The Grateful Dead's run of final "Fare Thee Well" shows in June and July will feature the surviving longtime members of the band alongside no shortage of musical assistants — including Phish's Trey Anastasio, journeyman keyboardist Jeff...

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Watch Trey Anastasio and Phil Lesh Play Dead Song Together

May 2, 2015

The Grateful Dead will kick off their string of Fare Thee Well concerts with Trey Anastasio in late June, but the Phish guitarist offered up a preview at what was in store for those five shows when he performed a pair of the band's classics...

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The Grateful Dead Vs. Radio City Music Hall

April 23, 2015

Call it a longer, even stranger trip. David Browne's So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead (Da Capo, out April 28th), takes a different tact when chronicling one of the rock's greatest and most enduring bands. Using new interviews with...

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Netflix Details Bob Weir Documentary

April 16, 2015

Netflix has scooped up a new documentary on Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir, The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir, which will premiere on the streaming service on Friday, May 22nd, Variety reports. Directed by Mike Fleiss...

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