1. Jack Johnson, Norah Jones & Phil Lesh to Headline Monterey Pop 50th Anniversary Fest

    April 14, 2017 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Another Planet & Goldenvoice event celebrates Summer of Love legacy. It's been 50 years since the Summer of Love and the historic Monterey International Pop Festival captured the nation's attention and galvanized the Baby Boomer genera ...

  2. How Are Deadheads Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 74th Birthday?

    August 01, 2016 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you live in the Denver area and are a Grateful Dead fan, you’re in luck. Monday, Aug. 1 would've been  Jerry Garci a’s 74 th birthday. To honor that, Warren Haynes will lead the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with the Colorado Symphony a ...

  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 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 ...

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

    December 03, 2015 5:03 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  5. Dead & Company Tour Kicks Off in Albany, How Did John Mayer Do?

    October 30, 2015 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oct. 29 marked the band's debut at the Times Union Center. Thursday night marked the debut of Dead & Company  at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York and John Mayer's first show with original Grateful Dead members  Bob Weir , Bil ...

  6. Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Has Bladder Cancer, Cancels Terrapin Crossroads Shows

    October 17, 2015 11:16 AM EDT 3.323 k 214 79 Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, according to a message posted on the Facebook page for Terrapin Crossroads, the restaurant and venue he owns in San Rafael, Calif. Dead & Company Giving Away 10,000 ...

  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. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 , ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

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

    May 02, 2015 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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-whe ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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- ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Grateful Dead’s Long Strange Trip and Lasting Music Biz Legacy with Skrillex, Warren Haynes, Rock Scully, More

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST “[Skrillex] was a little nervous earlier that this would be a Grateful Dead quiz,” joked Paradigm Agency’s Jonathan Levine, the moderator of the Billboard Touring Conference’s keynote case study “The Golden Road: Lessons Learned From the Dead.& ...

  27. Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Signs Unique Agreement with Brooklyn Bowl's Peter Shapiro (Report)

    November 04, 2013 1:37 PM EST Phil Lesh, bassist and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, has agreed to a unique and (hopefully) mutually beneficial touring agreement with Peter Shapiro, the Brooklyn-based owner and promoter of venues the Brooklyn Bowl and Port Chester� ...

  28. 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 ...

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  30. Can Brooklyn Bowl Be Exported To Las Vegas?

    November 28, 2012 9:30 AM EST A Tale of Two Bowls: The original Brooklyn Bowl (left) and an artist rendering of LINQ (right), the Las Vegas entertainment complex where Brooklyn Bowl plans to open in 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl; Caesar's Entertainment) Within t ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. The Beat: Murs on Gay Rights, Staind on Hiatus, Phil Lesh on Further

    July 23, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- all from the streets of Venice Bea ...

  33. The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs

    The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs

    July 23, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs bob weir , jonathan brooks , sugarbabes , frank ocean , Billboard , The Bangles , Aaron Lewis , Phil Lesh , The Road , Olsen Videos Phil Lesh Murs Brightcove ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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. ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Primus Readies First New Album in 11 Years

    September 21, 2010 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Les Claypool says Primus is "accumulating material on a daily basis" for the group's first new studio album since 1999's "Antipop," and its first new material since 2003's "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like P ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Dead Tour May Lead To New Music, Recordings

    April 12, 2009 8:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 The spring U.S. tour by The Dead may well be the first step towards turning the band into a recording entity again -- or at least that's what the surviving members of the Grateful Dead hope. "I would think that if we stay on this path that ...

  46. The Dead Trip Up Scalpers, Prep 150 Songs For Tour

    March 27, 2009 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dead are hoping that in addition to raising money for its Rex Foundation and other respective charities, an auction of prime seats for its upcoming tour will also put those tickets in the hands of fans, not scalpers. "We want to keep away f ...

  47. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be h ...

  48. March 15, 2009

    March 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bob Seger, George Harrison, Jackson Browne, Prince, the Dells, Traffic and ZZ Top are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 1999 – Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Paul McCartney and th ...

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