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Phish Nearly Reunite at Rothbury for Beatles Cover

July 6, 2008 11:56 PM ET

Former bandmates Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon were the Ross and Rachel of Rothbury, subject to countless "will they or won't they" rumors among fans hoping for a Phish reunion at the festival. Those rumors came one step closer to reality on Sunday when Anastasio and Gordon joined with Phish drummer Jon Fishman for a breezy cover of the Beatles' "She Said, She Said" (all three artists were on the bill separately). "It was good, we had fun up there," said Gordon, who admitted that he and Anastasio made plans to perform together at the fest (Fishman's appearance was more unexpected).

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