1. Bob Weir & Trey Anastasio Team Up to Cover Lady Gaga's 'Million Reasons': Watch

    April 23, 2017 5:36 PM EDT An unexpected cover of Lady Gaga 's "Million Reasons" popped up this weekend:  Bob Weir and T rey Anastasio  performed an acoustic duet of the heart-wrenching pop ballad at Live Oak, Fla.'s Wanee Festival on Saturday (April 22). The Grateful Dead and Phish musicians took…

  2. Phish's Trey Anastasio Returns to Drug Court to Encourage New Grads

    June 17, 2016 4:36 AM EDT The frontman for the rock band Phish has returned to a New York drug court to offer encouragement to those afflicted with the same addictions he has battled. Trey Anastasio   spoke for nearly 30 minutes Wednesday in Washington County Felony Drug Court. He was sentenced to the drug court…

  3. Dead & Company Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti on the Art of the Jam: 'Be Malleable, Pay Attention and Listen'

    December 30, 2015 2:00 PM EST For 18 years, Jeff Chimenti has had a rare view into the world of the  Grateful Dead -- from the side. As longtime keyboardist for Dead guitarist Bob Weir 's side gig Ratdog, the versatile musician has also sat in with bassist Phil Lesh for Phil and Friends, toured with Further Festival…

  4. Live Music's $20 Billion Year: The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well Reunion, Taylor Swift, One Direction Top Boxscore's Year-End

    December 11, 2015 3:04 PM EST Grateful Dead’s "Fare Thee Well" tops all, though Taylor Swift, U2, Billy Joel, Kenny Chesney perform well. As the sun began to set on Chicago’s Soldier Field, the positive vibe was palpable as more than 70,000 fans -- most of them clutching American Beauty roses -- settled in for…

  5. Trey Anastasio Talks Grateful Dead Shows, Future of Phish in 'Guitar World' Cover Story

    December 03, 2015 5:03 PM EST In a new cover story for Guitar World magazine, Trey Anastasio touches on the history and future of Phish and takes a look back at his Fare Thee Well shows with the Grateful Dead back in June and July. The Phish frontman shares an interesting story with interviewer Alan Paul about “Attics of…

  6. One More Saturday Night: Dead & Company Go to Work with Masterful John Mayer

    November 01, 2015 3:30 PM EST Bringing new blood into an established band is a tricky proposition. Look at any number of heritage acts -- from Def Leppard to Van Halen , Kiss to the Allman Brothers  -- and their mutating lineups, some accepted more willingly by fans than others.  For the Grateful Dead , who lost…

  7. Grateful Dead Shares Tracklist For 'Fare Thee Well' Box Sets

    October 15, 2015 2:00 PM EDT A bounty of footage from the Grateful Dead’s July 2015 residency at Chicago’s Soldier Field will be captured in a selection of forthcoming box sets. Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead is due Nov. 20, but the official track listing arrived today (Oct. 15). We said sets --…

  8. Trey Anastasio Talks Grateful Dead, Phish Tour & Advice for John Mayer in 'Relix' Story

    October 08, 2015 8:00 AM EDT Courtesy Photo It's been a banner year for Trey Anastasio , who masterfully stepped up and performed with the Grateful Dead at their highly publicized Fare Thee Well concerts, before hopping on Phish 's summer tour. Anastasio then switched gears again to focus on his new…

  9. The Grateful Dead Is Resurrected Once More, This Time With John Mayer: Exclusive

    August 05, 2015 11:43 AM EDT Dead & Company will make its debut at Madison Square Garden on Halloween. The Grateful Dead ’s run of five sold-out shows earlier this summer, billed as Fare Thee Well and featuring Phish ’s Trey Anastasio , was not a final farewell after all. As previously reported by…

  10. Grateful Dead, Trey Anastasio Bid Final Fare Thee Well at Third Chicago Show: Concert Review

    July 05, 2015 10:37 PM EDT Has this long, strange trip really come to an end? The members of the  Grateful Dead began their third and final Fare Thee Well show at Chicago's Soldier Field with a bow. Gathering at center stage, the "core four" --  Bob Weir , Phil Lesh , ​ Mickey Hart  and Bill…

  11. Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Sets Attendance Record at Chicago's Soldier Field

    July 04, 2015 3:00 PM EDT "The response has been one of police, the city, and fans working harmoniously," co-promoter Peter Shapiro tells Billboard the morning after night 1. The trippy circus that follows the Grateful Dead  descended on Chicago en masse as the first of the three-night Fare Thee Well…

  12. Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well: Trey Anastasio For the Win on Night Two in Santa Clara

    June 29, 2015 1:02 AM EDT After the shredding, a moment of silence to those gone before their time. Plus: John Mayer. Night two of the Grateful Dead ’s Fare Thee Well run-up got off to a funky and ferocious start. The cobwebs were shaken loose, the groove found its pocket in opener “Feel Like a Stranger,” and all…

  13. Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Arrives & Thrives with Trey Anastasio on the Side

    June 28, 2015 7:20 AM EDT Billboard reviews the Santa Clara, Calif. debut of the jam supergroup. Other than the lineup, there were few givens about the debut of Fare Thee Well, the five-date run of shows headlined by the “core four” of the Grateful Dead --  Bob Weir , Phil Lesh , Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- to…

  14. Peter Shapiro, Co-Producer of the Grateful Dead's Reunion Concerts, Reveals How He Got the Band Back Together

    June 26, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Peter Shapiro -- co-producer of The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago and California, owner of the Brooklyn Bowl franchise and more -- isn’t just a Deadhead. He dates the beginning of his career to a 1993 show in Chicago that inspired him to produce two documentaries on the…

  15. 5 Phish Songs That Could Pass for the Grateful Dead

    June 19, 2015 9:00 PM EDT The somewhat dormant yet long-running discussion & comparison of the two bands has been awakened. As anticipation builds for the Grateful Dead 's five Fare Thee Well concerts and the Phish  summer tour, the somewhat dormant yet long-running discussion and comparison of the two bands…

  16. Watch the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh and Phish's Trey Anastasio Jam Together

    May 02, 2015 2:45 PM EDT Anticipation is building for Fare Thee Well, with the latest appetite-whetting teaser coming out of Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, Calif. Anticipation is building for the Grateful Dead 's Fare Thee Well concerts with the latest appetite-whetting teaser coming out of Terrapin…

  17. Behind the Scenes of the Grateful Dead's Historic, Hugely Profitable Reunion

    April 24, 2015 10:00 AM EDT With two more reunion shows, the pioneering jam band foils scalpers and appeases shut-out fans while looking at a haul of $50 million. But is the end really near, or will a new lineup appear? When the "Core Four" surviving members of The Grateful Dead -- Bob Weir , 67; Phil Lesh ,…

  18. Grateful Dead Reunion: Will John Mayer Be Playing With the Band?

    April 24, 2015 10:00 AM EDT According to sources, a trek with the Grammy-winning singer and guitarist is being planned for the fall. The Grateful Dead reunion shows, five in total scheduled for June 27 and 28 in Santa Clara, Calif. and July 4-6 in Chicago, look to have a potential haul of $50 million just in ticket…

  19. Grateful Dead Announce Additional Shows With Trey Anastasio, Address Heads & Scalpers in Letter

    April 10, 2015 3:15 PM EDT Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. will host two more Fare Thee Well dates on June 27 and 28. "This is it," writes the band. When 210,000 tickets to the Grateful Dead 's three-night Fare Thee Well run at Chicago's Soldier Field sold out in a snap, millions of…

  20. Will the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well Three-Night Stand Go Down in Rock History?

    March 09, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Fare Thee Well's three-night Solider Field sellout will go down in rock history. In the 20 years since the death of The Grateful Dead 's Jerry Garcia , no solo tour or post-1995 configuration managed to tap into the box-office power of the original band -- until Fare Thee Well.…

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