1. Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia

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  2. 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 0 0 0 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 clutchi ...

  3. Allen Toussaint, Legendary New Orleans Producer, Songwriter & Performer, Dies at 77

    November 10, 2015 7:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Allen Toussaint, whose work as a songwriter, producer, and performer helped define the sound of soul and R&B in New Orleans and beyond, died following a performance in Madrid last night (Nov. 9), his family confirmed to New Orleans CBS affiliate ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Chaz Bono Reflects on Grateful Dead, Breaking Into Acting & Caitlyn Jenner

    July 15, 2015 2:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Caitlyn Jenner captured headlines with her journey to becoming a woman, Chaz Bono helped lay the groundwork toward greater acceptance with his own transition, chronicled in the 2011 documentary, Becoming Chaz . In it, he hoped to dispel ignor ...

  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 , ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. A Grateful Dead Fable: Back to the Fillmore

    July 03, 2015 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Fare Thee Well finally upon us, Billboard dives into the realm of Deadhead fantasy. This short story is excerpted from The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling by Mitch Myers (HarperCollins) The year is 2069 and ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Grateful for Tech: 8 Ways the 21st Century Dead Experience Is Not Like the Old Days

    July 01, 2015 12:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shazam, Google Maps, Uber, Twitter... Fare Thee Well brings with it a slew of advances. Between the tunes, the haze and the memories, it was easy to forget that the Grateful Dead ’s Fare Thee Well weekend bow was taking place in 2015 -- until, that ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Lady Gaga Sings Linda Perry, Stephen Colbert Honors Toby Keith, Zac Brown Fetes the Grateful Dead At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

    June 19, 2015 5:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the men’s room of New York's Marriott Marquis hotel just before the start of the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, one man said, “Anyone know any jokes?” Another replied, “I got a check from Pandora for $1.89 -- for six million ...

  19. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Cyndi Lauper, Nate Ruess & More Share Stories Behind Their Hits

    June 15, 2015 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to star power, few music industry events can match the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Held in a more intimate setting than the Grammys -- the June 18 event takes place once again in a ballroom at the New York Marriot ...

  20. Norah Jones Pays Tribute to Blue Note's Bruce Lundvall at Farm Aid Benefit

    May 20, 2015 4:17 PM EDT In a rare solo piano performance Tuesday night at New York’s City Winery , Norah Jones played a benefit to raise funds for Farm Aid, the music-industry-backed group that supports American farmers and the Good Food movement. “This is the longest s ...

  21. John LoFrumento to Receive Visionary Leadership Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame (Exclusive)

    May 07, 2015 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John LoFrumento , the recently retired CEO of ASCAP, will be honored with the Visionary Leadership Award at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner next month. The accolade recognizes a member of the SHOF board of direct ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Exclusive: Fun. Frontman Nate Ruess to Receive Hal David Starlight Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame

    March 18, 2015 8:00 AM EDT Fun. frontman Nate Ruess will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard can reveal. The honor, which each year recognizes a brilliant young songwriter, will be presented at the 46th Annual Inducti ...

  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. Songwriters Hall to Induct Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Jerry Garcia and Linda Perry

    February 18, 2015 12:34 PM EST Cyndi Lauper , Toby Keith and the late Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry , country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and "Hoochie Coochie Man" w ...

  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. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

    October 31, 2014 6:28 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records release sold 132,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was ...

  29. Exclusive: The Grateful Dead Ink Publishing Deal With Universal

    September 19, 2014 6:00 AM EDT How does a band mark a 50th anniversary as an event rather than a footnote? Universal Music Publishing Group thinks it has a plan to breathe new life into The Grateful Dead . Formed in 1965, the iconic psychedelic act toured up until a month befo ...

  30. Bob Weir Here: Grateful Dead Co-Founder Rocks Tribeca Film Fest

    April 25, 2014 8:32 PM EDT "The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir" chronicles the guitarist's heady days. Deadheads flocked to Lower Manhattan on Wednesday night to catch a movie and a concert about and by the Grateful Dead’s living guitarist and ...

  31. Dogfish Head Releasing Grateful Dead-Themed Beer

    October 09, 2013 10:06 PM EDT The Grateful Dead lives on with Cherry Garcia, an ice cream flavor offered by Ben & Jerry's that is named after Jerry Garcia, the band's late frontman. Now, the legendary rock band finds itself part of a drink -- an alcoholic bevera ...

  32. Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia

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  33. Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia

    11 Albums, 1 Songs

  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. Bonnaroo Sunday: 10 Things Seen & Heard

    June 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The overcast weather on the final day of the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival felt like a giant natural hangover. Music fans, weary from three days of full-throttle listening experiences and a night of jamming to the Red Hot Chili Peppers , D ...

  36. Mickey Hart Travels Across the Universe on 'Mysterium Tremendum'

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mickey Hart has tapped into the sounds of the universe and the heart of the Grateful Dead for his latest band's first album, "Mysterium Tremendum." The percussion virtuoso tells Billboard.com that he built the songs from the 12-song s ...

  37. Morning Heds: Facebook Wants Vevo, Wikipedia's SOPA Traffic Surge, Simon Cowell Calls Self 'Too Cocky'

    January 20, 2012 7:10 AM EST Facebook in talks to replace YouTube as Vevo's host CNET Facebook has held talks with Vevo about moving the music-video service away from YouTube and over to the social network's platform, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET. D ...

  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. Ask Billboard: Observing Remembrance Day

    November 11, 2011 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  40. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. Th ...

  41. 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. ...

  42. Woodstock At 40: The Bands Reflect

    July 31, 2009 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard.com spoke to many of the artists who performed at the historic Woodstock festival about their thoughts and memories of the event that helped define their lives and careers. Joan Baez It was a once in a lifetime thing for me. (Playing on th ...

  43. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look ...

  44. Psychedelic Songwriter John Dawson Dies At 64

    July 24, 2009 9:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 John "Marmaduke" Dawson, a longtime Grateful Dead collaborator who co-wrote " Friend of the Devil " and developed a devoted following with his psychedelic country group New Riders of the Purple Sage, has died. He was 64. Dawson d ...

  45. Bob Dylan Closes Out Rothbury With Classics-Heavy Set

    July 07, 2009 6:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the first fully sun-soaked day of this year's Rothbury Festival, Bob Dylan sent fans home "Blowin' in the Wind" with a 90-minute, 17-song show to close out the festival's Odeum main stage. For the fourth show of his U.S. ...

  46. Woodstock Box Set Unearths Famous Festival's Rarities

    June 05, 2009 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings -- from groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane -- will dot Rhino's "Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm" box set, w ...

  47. Jerry Garcia Biopic In The Works

    November 12, 2008 11:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran producers Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and Eric Eisner are going truckin'. The trio have signed on to produce a biopic about Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia that will aim to offer a revealing look at the roots of the counterculture icon ...

  48. Jerry Garcia Biopic In The Works

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran producers Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and Eric Eisner are going truckin'. The trio have signed on to produce a biopic about Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia that will aim to offer a revealing Veteran producers Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa a ...

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