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Ari Bendersky


  • Dick's Picks' Dead Archivist Dies

    Dick's Picks' Dead Archivist Dies

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  • Grateful Dead Archivist Discusses "Dick's Picks" Series

    Only the untimely death of Jerry Garcia could impede the otherwise impregnable Deadhead convoy that joined the Grateful Dead for their thirty-year-long strange trip, but it seems nothing can destroy the band's legend — an almost spiritual foundation that band archivist Dick Latvala works overtime to help preserve. Beginning in 1993, two years before Garcia […]

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  • Go-Go's Reunion Tour Set for Summer '99

    The Go-Go's have decided to take a holiday from their second permanent "vacation" and reunite in their original line-up for a North American tour this summer. "We thought we'd never work together again because of the infighting," says Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin. "Now we all realize we had a special thing and we shouldn't throw […]

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  • Bauhaus Head Into Studio For First Time in 15 Years

    Bauhaus originally said they'd rise again for two and only two shows, but it now looks like the goth quartet's money machine will continue to churn, with a casket full of new releases in tow. Last Friday, following the first of two sold-out performances at Chicago's Riviera Theater, Bauhaus spent six hours in a Windy […]

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  • Pearl Jam To Headline "Voters for Choice" Benefit

    Just when Congress thought they had a stronghold on abortion rights issues, Pearl Jam is ready to unleash a new constituency on them. On Sept. 19, Pearl Jam will headline a benefit show at Washington, D.C.'s 3,500-seat Constitution Hall to raise funds and awareness for Voters for Choice. The organization, founded in 1979 by Gloria […]

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  • Phish Surprises Fans With Rare Cover Songs

    Phish fans have come to expect the unexpected from their beloved Vermont foursome, and Saturday night, the packed crowd at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theater received a pair of truly rare treats. Walking onstage around 9 p.m. (EDT), the funky bunch, led by a smiling Trey Anastasio, broke into a rapid-fire version of Led Zeppelin's […]

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  • Barenaked Ladies Debut At No. 3

    Whoever said a band needs critical acclaim to sell albums obviously hasn't heard of the Barenaked Ladies. The Toronto-based quintet released its fifth album, Stunt, last Tuesday and have since claimed the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, according to SoundScan. With sales of nearly 142,000 albums during its first week, […]

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  • H.O.R.D.E. Comes To Life

    1998 Festival Kicks Off in Wisconsin

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  • Former Dead Members Premiere New Lineup In San Francisco

    The surviving members of the Grateful Dead — dubbed the Other Ones — debuted their new lineup at San Francisco's Warfield Thursday night. The gala event in the band's hometown unveiled their latest incarnation, which will hit the road with the Furthur Festival starting June 25 in Atlanta. In March, the band announced they'd headline […]

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  • Actor Phil Hartman Dead At 49

    Comedian Phil Hartman of "Saturday Night Live" fame, was found slain Thursday morning at his Encino, Calif., home, the victim of an apparent murder-suicide. At 6:20 a.m. (PST), Los Angeles police responded to a call of shots fired at a home in the 5000 block of Encino Avenue. Upon entering the premises, police found Hartman's […]

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