Plus: Free Grateful Dead Downloads, New Feelies LP

October 30, 2010 12:08 PM ET

Grateful Dead to Give Away Live Download Every Day This Month
Today, dead.net kicked off "30 Days of Dead": Every day throughout the entire month of November, the group will post a different live track on Dead.net that will be free to download for one day only. The band’s archivist, Dave Lemieux, hand-picked each of the 30 career-spanning tracks from the Dead’s vault. Each download will be a high-quality (320 kps) mp3; nearly all of the 30 tracks are previously unreleased soundboard recordings. [Press Release]

My Chemical Romance Open for 49ers and Broncos — in London
My Chemical Romance were the opening act for a San Francisco 49ers/ Denver Broncos game held in London last night. The group played two songs — their current single "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" and "Welcome to the Black Parade" — accompanied by cheerleaders. [NME]

Feelies to Release First New LP in 20 Years
Legendary power-pop group the Feelies will release their first album of all-new material in 20 years, according to a post on the band's Facebook page. The group has finished recording basic tracks and the album is slated for a Spring 2011 release. [Facebook]

Keith Richards Once Mistaken for Homeless
In the early 1980s, a corporate executive was surprised to find a person she thought was a "homeless man" seated next to her on a New York-to-London flight. When the flight arrived at dawn, she learned that her seatmate was Keith Richards, and he offered her a ride home. [ New York Times ]

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“Love Is the Answer”

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