1. Maroon 5 Members Speak Out On Illegal Logging After Rainforest Trip; Documentary Premieres at Grammy Museum

    May 17, 2016 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Members of Maroon 5 and Guster, who traveled last year to the Guatemalan rain forest, are featured in a new documentary on illegal logging of the hard woods used to create musical instruments.  The project also explores sustainable sources for wood. ...

  2. Animal Collective, Best Coast & More Plan Voter Registration Drives on Upcoming Tours

    February 05, 2016 9:25 PM EST Animal Collective , Best Coast , Jason Isbell and other musical acts will host voter registration drives on their 2016 tours.  Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: Vote For Who Has the Better Musician Support Squad Those groups, as well as Unknown ...

  3. Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on Paul Kantner: 'His Guitar Was the Glue' That Held Jefferson Airplane Together

    February 01, 2016 8:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Soon after hearing that Jefferson Airplane 's Paul Kantner had died, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sat down and composed a statement about his fellow rhythm guitarist. "Paul lived at the heart of the music, where the chords, the melody and ...

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

    December 30, 2015 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Phi ...

  5. John Mayer Posts Thank You for 'Accepting' Him Into Dead & Company

    November 10, 2015 6:38 PM EST With the first leg of the Dead & Company's fall and winter tour nearly wrapped, John Mayer took a moment to say thank you to the Grateful Dead fans out there.  Dead & Company at Madison Square Garden: 6 Awesome Moments From Night 2 P ...

  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 ot ...

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

    October 15, 2015 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  8. John Mayer Declares Himself a 'Deadhead' Ahead of Dead & Company Tour Dates

    October 07, 2015 3:45 AM EDT Singer-songwriter John Mayer proudly declared himself a "Deadhead" as he defended members of the Grateful Dead in their decision to regroup after playing what was supposed to be the band's final tour this summer. Mayer is rehearsi ...

  9. Dead & Company Bassist Oteil Burbridge on John Mayer, 'Intimidating' Jam Sessions & More

    August 06, 2015 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The band will make its live debut on Halloween at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Back in April, Billboard reported that John Mayer could be joining some members of the Grateful Dead for shows in the fall. On Wednesday, the rumors came to fruition ...

  10. John Mayer Talks Grateful Dead Legacy, Fare Thee Well and Learning to Play 'A Universe of Great Songs'

    August 05, 2015 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 How do you get to Madison Square Garden with Dead & Company? Practice, practice, practice... Rumors of a post-Fare Thee Well incarnation of the Grateful Dead have been around since the original trio of shows featuring Phish ’s Trey Anastasio wer ...

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

    August 05, 2015 11:43 AM EDT 12.419 k 1.176 k 69 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 farewel ...

  12. Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well Run Estimated to Earn Over $55 Million

    July 07, 2015 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fare Thee Well, the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary shows that also puts a cap on one of the most remarkable live music careers in music history, wrapped Sunday night at Soldier Field in record-setting fashion.   Produced by Peter Shapiro in partners ...

  13. 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 , ...

  14. Grateful Dead Too Big To Fail at Fare Thee Well July Fourth Show: Concert Review

    July 05, 2015 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Let’s face it -- the vibes in Chicago have been pretty darn good. Let's face it -- the vibes at this spate of Grateful Dead shows in Chicago have been pretty darn good. Celebrating their final three gigs after 50 years, the band's stunning ...

  15. Katy Perry, John Mayer, Woody Harrelson Celebrate Fourth of July with the Grateful Dead

    July 04, 2015 10:45 PM EDT Fare Thee Well brings VIPs to Chicago. Night two of the   Grateful Dead 's three-night Fare Thee Well run came with sparks as the city of Chicago celebrated independence day and the pop star who saw a Billboard No. 1 hit with the song &qu ...

  16. Fare Thee Well: Grateful Dead Lyricist Robert Hunter Remembers His Last Conversation with Jerry Garcia

    July 02, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A rare interview published in the just-released Ebook, 'Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead,' offers a glimpse into the band's songwriting process. Robert Hunter was a non-performing member of the Grateful Dead , at least ...

  17. 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 pocke ...

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

    June 28, 2015 7:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 L ...

  19. 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 inspir ...

  20. 5 Phish Songs That Could Pass for the Grateful Dead

    June 19, 2015 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    April 24, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 G ...

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

    April 24, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 poten ...

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

    April 10, 2015 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  24. 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 o ...

  25. Grateful Dead Final Shows With Trey Anastasio Officially Sold Out

    March 01, 2015 1:56 PM EST 4.373 k 157 41 The Grateful Dead Fare thee Well concert, set for Chicago's Soldier Field July 3-5, is officially sold out. After being blown away by mail order ticket requests and VIP experience demand, producers of the concert saw general public on- ...

  26. 'Deadheads' Ask to Camp Out During Band's Chicago Concerts

    January 24, 2015 3:53 PM EST Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago's Soldier Field, but whether the venue will allow it is another question. Grateful Dead Reunion Q&A: Bob Weir & Trey ...

  27. Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite, Jam With Trey Anastasio for Final Shows

    January 16, 2015 9:30 AM EST 28.461 k 612 57 In a match made in hippie heaven, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four living original members of The Grateful Dead for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Dead's last performance with J ...

  28. Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Sing National Anthem at Ball Game: Watch

    October 14, 2014 10:56 PM EDT 4.298 k 74 21 Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead  joined San Francisco Giants third base coach and musician Tim Flannery to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 3 of the NL Championship Series on Tuesday at AT&T Park. After t ...

  29. Bob Weir and Ratdog Lead All-Star HeadCount Jam in Brooklyn

    June 05, 2014 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Weir and Ratdog hit the lanes of Brooklyn Bowl last night for an intimate club gig in celebration of participatory democracy organization HeadCount's 10th Anniversary Benefit. The two sets were packed with a host of Grateful Dead classics a ...

  30. Morning Fix: Warner Acquires Assets of Major Chinese Biz Gold Typhoon Group; Live Nation, Yahoo to Daily Stream; Unsigned Unknown Wins Over Clear Channel

    April 29, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WARNER ACQUIRES GOLD TYPHOON GROUP TO GROW CHINA PRESENCE Warner Music Group has signed a deal to acquire the recorded music catalog and artist roster of Gold Typhoon Group, one of the largest indep ...

  31. Rdio Wants to Stream Stronger, Launches 'Artists for Quality' Initiative with Grateful Dead's Bob Weir

    April 28, 2014 11:47 AM EDT Looks like Neil Young isn't the only veteran rocker with quality on his mind ; The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has teamed with Rdio on a program the company is calling "Artists for Quality." In a blog post , the company has dubbed ...

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  33. Chris Robinson's Fresh Jams

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman marches on with Chris Robinson Brotherhood. In 2011, Chris Robinson Brotherhood played 118 shows before ever releasing an album, which meant concert-goers only knew one thing when they bought tickets: This was the new band of ...

  34. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  35. Huey Lewis Talks 'Frightening' New Song

    August 07, 2012 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 First New News in Over a Decade Could Be on the Way ... Lewis Says 30th Anniversary of 'Sports' Will Be a 'Big Deal' Huey Lewis & the News are starting to think about new music -- and even have something in their pocket alrea ...

  36. Phil Lesh on Recording New Music: 'What's the Point?'

    July 21, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are in their fourth year of touring with their latest post-Grateful Dead aggregate, Furthur. And as far as Lesh is concerned, the road is where Furthur belongs, so don't expect to see the sextet in the recording studio so ...

  37. Gathering of the Vibes: A Grateful Dead Fan's Dream (Almost)

    April 02, 2012 6:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Surviving Members to Perform, Separately... Also on Tap at July Festival: Avett Brothers, Primus, Bruce Hornsby The surviving four members of the Grateful Dead -- with their solo projects -- will join the Avett Brothers, Primus, Zappa Plays Zappa, S ...

  38. Grateful Dead Exhibit Coming To Rock Hall of Fame

    January 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Grateful Dead 's long, strange trip will be the subject of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's next major exhibit. Titled, in fact, "Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip," the display will open April 12 as part of th ...

  39. Decemberists, Thievery Corporation Top 'Last Call's' Greek (Theatre) Week

    September 15, 2011 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 NBC's music-oriented talk show "Last Call with Carson Daly" will kick off its 11th season Sept. 20 with performances filmed this summer at the Greek Theatre. Performances from last week's concert headlined by Thievery Corporation ...

  40. Jane's Addiction, Elvis Costello, Furthur to Headline Gathering of the Vibes 2011

    March 14, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ane's Addiction , Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead spin-offs Furthur and Rhythm Devils headline the initial announcement of artists for the 16th annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival, which will take place July 21-24 in Bridgeport, Conn. ...

  41. Norah Jones, Scarlett Johannson Sing on Autism Film Soundtrack

    January 11, 2011 8:53 AM EST 0 0 0 What do Norah Jones , Carly Simon, Scarlett Johannson, Ben Harper , Bob Weir , Steven Stills and Vincent Gallo have in common? All have lent their voices to the soundtrack for a documentary about autism, which will be released Tuesday on iTunes. &qu ...

  42. Hot Tours: Michael Bublé, Furthur, Rod Stewart

    December 02, 2010 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Bublé takes the No. 1 ranking on the current Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from the third North American leg of his Crazy Love Tour that launched in March. The Canadian singer drew over 55,000 fans to five U.S. arenas, gros ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Meets the Dead, Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Leaks

    July 23, 2010 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Meets The Dead Justin Bieber appears to have spent his Friday afternoon hanging out with Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir . A photo posted to Weir ...

  44. Hot Tours: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Il Divo, Andrea Bocelli

    January 05, 2010 5:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Box office totals from 19 venues on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra winter tour place the rock ensemble in the top spot of this week's Hot Tours ranking. Ticket sales topped $9.8 million based on grosses earned from 29 reported shows. Of the 19 ar ...

  45. The Dead, Black Crowes Deliver At Rothbury

    July 05, 2009 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Forget Independence Day. Saturday was the day of The Dead at the Rothbury Festival, which came as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the plethora of Grateful Dead-related attire worn around the Double JJ ranch site or to the many Dead flags t ...

  46. Dead Members Looking Beyond Spring Tour

    May 05, 2009 7:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three weeks into its 2009 tour, members of The Dead says they're pleased with the proceedings and only expect things to get better. "It's a work in progress," guitarist Bob Weir tells Billboard.com. "It takes a lot of work t ...

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