1. 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 befor ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 beverag ...

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  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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. ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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. ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Grateful Dead Lawyer Hal Kant Dies

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel for the Grateful Dead for more than 35 years who brought the band millions of dollars in revenue, died Oct. 19 in Reno, Nev., after a battle with pancrea Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel f ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be th ...

  23. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for R ...

  24. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: 2006 - At a press conference at the Un ...

  25. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the recently refurbished Wembley Arena in northwest London. During the opening, she also unveils a bronze plaque of her 2006 - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena S ...

  26. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segment of A 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be th ...

  28. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for R ...

  29. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: 2006 - At a press conference at the Un ...

  30. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena Square, a new development next to the recently refurbished Wembley Arena in northwest London. During the opening, she also unveils a bronze plaque of her 2006 - Pop star Madonna officially opens Arena S ...

  31. Death Permeates Lifetime Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors and the Grateful Dead won lifetime Grammy achievement awards yesterday (Feb. 10), although many of those honored did not live long enough to receive them. "Th Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors a ...

  32. Garcia's Widow Sues Over Archival Recordings

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The widow of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia is suing to gain access to unpublished tapes of her late husband's musical performances. The widow of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia is suing to gain access to unpublished tapes of her lat ...

  33. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segment of A 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher ...

  34. Doors, Dead, Callas Earn Lifetime Grammys

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Influential rock bands the Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Calla Influential rock bands the Doors and the Gratefu ...

  35. 'Long Black Veil' Songwriter Dies In Nashville

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who co-wrote the classic ballad "Long Black Veil" and other hits, died Saturday at her Nashville home at age 86. Wilkin had been ill for some time with heart problems, said Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who co-wro ...

  36. Rhino Charts David Crosby's 'Voyage'

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. David Crosby's five-decade career will be the subject of the boxed set "Voyage," due Nov. 21 via Rhino. The same da ...

  37. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begi ...

  38. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surpr ...

  39. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear= ...

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    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Sandra Crouch is ordained as pastor of her church, despite a ban on woman ministers by the Church of God in Christ. The singer is ordained by her broth 2005 - Alfred G. Aronowitz, a pionee ...

  41. Grateful Dead Keyboardist Welnick Dies

    June 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vince Welnick, the Grateful Dead's last keyboard player and a veteran of other bands, including the Tubes and Missing Man Formation, has died, the Grateful Dead's longtime publicist confirmed today (J Vince Welnick, the Grateful Dead' ...

  42. Hornsby's 'Intersections' Boxed With DVD

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Hornsby's career to date will be represented with the four-disc, 53-track boxed set "Intersections," which is due July 25 via RCA/Legacy. A fifth disc comprises a 22-track DVD that rounds up liv Bruce Hornsby's career to da ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Black Sabbath, Garcia, Brookville

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Black Sabbath, Jerry Garcia, Brookville Warner Bros./Rhino will celebrate Black Sabbath's induction into the Rock and Hall of Fame with "Greatest Hits 1970-1978," due March 14, the day after the ceremony. The 16-track set is d ...

  44. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Jerry Garcia crashes a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, Calif. He emerges unscathed.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker ea ...

  45. Grateful Dead Allows Free Web Downloads

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 What a short, strange trip it was. After the Grateful Dead angered some of its biggest fans by asking a nonprofit Web site to halt the free downloading of its concert recordings, the psychedelic jam b What a short, strange trip it was. After the Gra ...

  46. Garcia's Appliances To Be Auctioned

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jerry Garcia's dishwasher, toilets and other home appliances will be auctioned by a nonprofit group hoping to raise more than $100,000. Jerry Garcia's dishwasher, toilets and other home appliances will be auctioned by a nonprofit group hop ...

  47. Garcia's Dylan Covers Compiled

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the Grateful Dead and his own side projects, Jerry Garcia frequently covered the songs of Bob Dylan. With the Grateful Dead and his own side projects, Jerry Garcia frequently covered the songs of Bob Dylan. Fifteen of those interpretations have ...

  48. Columbia Inks Anastasio, CD Due In November

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia has signed former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, who has spent his entire career on Elektra. Columbia has signed former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, who has spent his entire career on Elektra. The artist's label debut, "Shine, ...

  49. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begi ...

  50. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surpr ...

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