Grateful Dead Frontman Lives On in 'Jerry on Jerry' Book: Pop Shop Podcast Special Edition

Welcome to a special edition of the Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events.

On this episode, we shine a light on the legacy of late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. Billboard news director Shirley Halperin hosts an in-depth conversation with author Dennis McNally, whose recently released book Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews reveals the legendary musician’s thoughts on religion, politics, his personal life, and his creative process through several interviews conducted through his career. The podcast not only highlights McNally’s personal relationship with Garcia, but also features the Dead leader’s own voice via segments pulled from the Jerry on Jerry audiobook.

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