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Trey Anastasio To Embark On Solo Tour

11/14/2013 1:51pm EST
Trey Anastasio
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is taking a break from recording the band's latest album to embark on a solo tour.

The 49 year-old musician is currently in the studio working on the group's forthcoming Wingsuit record, their first in four years, but he is going on a brief hiatus to hit the road on his own with the Trey Anastasio Band.

The U.S. tour, which will mark the first time the band has played since 2005, will kick off its tour on January 28th.

Before Anastasio goes on his solo tour, Phish is set to play four sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden, starting on Ne...

Phish, My Morning Jacket, Gov't Mule Play Tributes For Lou Reed

10/29/2013 12:47am EDT
Trey Anastasio
The song may have been in the band's repertoire since Halloween of 1998, but on Sunday night Phish opened their show at Hartford, Connecticut's XL Center with a bittersweet, yet rousing rendition of the Velvet Underground's "Rock & Roll" in tribute to late music legend Lou Reed.

Reed passed away earlier in the day due to complications stemming from a liver transplant he had back in May.

Following the eleven-and-a-half-minute epic, frontman Trey Anastasio asked the crowd for a moment of silence for "one of the greatest artists who's ever lived."

Prior to the show Anastasio posted a tribut...

Phish Return To Vermont For Tropical Storm Irene Flood Benefit

9/15/2011 11:50pm EDT
Rockers Phish played their native Vermont on Wednesday for the first time in seven years to raise money for flooding victims.

The band played a low-key three-hour show in Essex Junction for those affected by the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, which killed four people and damaged roads, bridges and homes across the state.

More than 11,000 fans showed up for the gig at the Champlain Valley Exposition, where Governor Peter Shumlin introduced the band to the stage.

The show marked Phish's first Vermont concert since their farewell gig in 2004. The band has since reformed.

ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

3/16/2010 8:40am EDT
Iggy Pop
British rockers Genesis, The Stooges and ABBA have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.

The ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Monday night opened with Phish paying tribute to Genesis by performing their rendition of "Watcher of the Skies," before frontman Trey Anastasio stepped forward to share his experiences about the band's influence on his own music career.

Introducing "the quiet rebels of Genesis" to the stage, Anastasio handed over the microphone to Phil Collins, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett - but former singe...

Phish Is Back!

10/1/2008 9:43am EDT
Vermont "cow funk" rockers Phish are reuniting for a series of shows in Virginia, with more dates to follow. The shows will be the first for the group since they disbanded 2004.

The venue chosen for the comback is phan favorite Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on March 6, 7 and 8, 2009. The band intends to announce additional touring in 2009 early next year.

The announcement comes on the heals of months of rumors and news that Phish had played at road manager Brad Sands' wedding earlier this summer, their first confirmed performance since the group played their "last show" i...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 30

9/30/2007 3:00am EDT
Candice Michelle
Happy Birthday to Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan (1984), actor Kieran Culkin (1982), "Party of Five" actress Lacey Chabert (1982), Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis (1980), WWE Diva Candice Michelle (1978), "Krippendorf's Tribe" actress Jenna Elfman (1971), Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac (1964), "The Matrix Reloaded" actress Monica Bellucci (1964), Phish singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio (1964), actress Crystal Bernard (1961), "Pulp Fiction" actor Eric Stoltz (1961), "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (1957), "The Brady Bunch" actor Barry Williams (1954), British actor Jack Wild (1952), T....

Primus Front Man Les Claypool Set To Release Solo Tour DVD, 'Fancy'; Win It

5/30/2007 8:00pm EDT
Les Claypool
(Los Angeles, CA) - On May 29, renowned bassist and legendary Primus frontman Les Claypool released Fancy (Prawn Song), his first solo live concert DVD from his 2006 summer tour with his latest group of accomplished players. A major market tour commences May 23 in Minneapolis and wraps July 14 at the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, WV.

Fancy shows the latest band at its peak performance. With long time associates Skerik on sax and Mike Dillon on vibes, marimba and percussion (both of Garage a Trois and Critters' Buggin'), the band is rounded out by Cake drummer Paolo Baldi and mu...

10,000 Lakes Festival Confirms The String Cheese Incident For Headliner As Trey Anastasio Cancels His Only Summer Performance

5/24/2007 12:49pm EDT
The String Cheese Incident
The 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) announces the addition of The String Cheese Incident to the lineup, confirming a Minnesota performance on their summer tour. The Colorado-based group has spent more than a decade making innovative, genre-defying music and will perform two sets at the 10,000 Lakes Festival Friday, July 20 on the Main Stage.

"The String Cheese Incident is thrilled to be returning to 10KLF for the third time and are looking forward to performing in the North Woods once again," says SCI manager Mike Luba.

10KLF announces today that guitarist Trey Anastasio will be u...

10,000 Lakes Festival Confirms The Tragically Hip, Zappa Plays Zappa

3/29/2007 3:03pm EDT
The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) held July 18 – 21 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. is quickly becoming the summer's must attend live music and camping event. Adding artists to its growing lineup, 10KLF announces the confirmation of these groups: The Tragically Hip, Zappa Plays Zappa, Particle, Blueground Undergrass, Outformation, The Lee Boys, Big Organ Trio, and That 1 Guy.

Continuing the high standards of musical excellence that festivarians expect, this year's 10,000 Lakes Festival lineup already features Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio, The Disco Bisc...

Former Phish Member Readies Solo Debut

3/7/2007 2:15pm EST
Page in Phish
Legacy Recordings will release Page McConnell, the much anticipated debut solo album from the keyboardist/songwriter, on April 17. Page McConnell is best known as a member of the groundbreaking American rock quartet Phish, and also as a leader of the electronic-jazz ensemble Vida Blue.

He composed nine new pieces for this first solo album, which introduces fascinating new musical facets and lyrical concerns from an ever-evolving artist. Page McConnell combines the signature heartfelt vocals, memorable musical hooks, and complex animated improvisations that made his contributions to Ph...

10,000 Lakes Festival Heads Into Fifth Year with Jam Heavyweights

12/7/2006 4:36pm EST
The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) will provide an unforgettable weekend of live musical performances and campout experiences held July 18 – 21 at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. A yearly tradition for music lovers nationwide, 10KLF has quickly established itself as a premier festival destination.

The initial festival artist lineup includes members of the Grateful Dead and Phish leading their contemporary ensembles, along with a diverse cross-section of talent from the improvisational music scene. With dozens of bands still to be added in the coming m...

Upcoming Guests on 'David Letterman'

9/30/2006 9:00am EDT
Andy Dick
Next week's list of guests for the Late Show With David Letterman include a booted reality show star, several musical guests, and other celebrities:

Monday, Oct. 2

Pete Rose; Survivor: Cook Islands castaway Cecilia Mansilla; comedian Roy Wood Jr.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Actor Andy Dick

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Musical guests Jerry Lee Lewis & Neil Young

Thursday, Oct. 5

Musical guest Xzibit

Friday, Oct. 6

Actress Amy Sedaris; musical guest Trey Anastasio

Monday, Oct. 9

Actor Robin Williams; "Survivor: Cook Islands" castaway

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Actor Al...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 30

9/30/2006 3:00am EDT
Candice Michelle
Happy Birthday to Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan (1984), actor Kieran Culkin (1982), "Party of Five" actress Lacey Chabert (1982), Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis (1980), WWE Diva Candice Michelle (1978), "Krippendorf's Tribe" actress Jenna Elfman (1971), Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac (1964), "The Matrix Reloaded" actress Monica Bellucci (1964), Phish singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio (1964), actress Crystal Bernard (1961), "Pulp Fiction" actor Eric Stoltz (1961), "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (1957), "The Brady Bunch" actor Barry Williams (1954), British actor Jack Wild (1952), T....

Everyone Orchestra Fall Mini-Tour Hits The Northeast

9/26/2006 3:41pm EDT
EO Drummer Jon Fishman
Interactive, improvisational experience, Everyone Orchestra has added Scrapomatic, featuring Derek Trucks Band lead singer Mike Mattison and singer/guitarist Paul Olsen, to support the six city Northeast tour beginning October 3 at Pearl St. in Northampton, MA.

The R&B duo will release "Alligator Love Cry" (Landslide) on October 3. Produced by five time Grammy Award winner John Snyder, the band's second CD lays down a solid foundation of potent blues, overlaid with a stunning mixture of highly charged vocals, New Orleans jazz derivations, sweet soul music and even a memorable taste of...

Dave Matthews Band Helps Grassroots Non-Profit Eclipse Registration Goals

9/26/2006 1:16pm EDT
HeadCount, the non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization run by grassroots-oriented musicians, fans and promoters announced that it has eclipsed its voter registration goals for the recent "Midterms Matter Tour." The organization registered over 5,000 new voters on a budget of less than $25,000.

The Midterms Matter tour included over 30 events. Highlights included the Bonnaroo festival, the Phil Lesh /Trey Anastasio tour and a dozen dates with Dave Matthews Band.

"We set out to bring attention to the Midterm elections and prove how efficient a grassroots, music-ori...

Everyone Orchestra Conducted By Matt Butler Coming To Northeast In October

8/28/2006 12:52pm EDT
Everyone Orchestra
Everyone Orchestra is hitting East Coast stages in October within an exciting edition assembled from a rotating cast of all star musicians, including E/O founder/conductor Matt Butler, Phish drummer Jon Fishman, guitar legend Steve Kimock, string wizard Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project), saxmen Jeff Coffin (The Flecktones) and Peter Apfelbaum (Hieroglyphics Ensemble; Trey Anastasio), bassist Reed Mathis (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Steve Kimock Band), and hammered dulcimer player/percussionist Jamie Janover (Zilla), guitarist Scott Law, keyboardist Asher Fulero and more.

What mak...

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Release First Album In Nearly 16 Years; Check It Out Here

7/30/2006 11:00am EDT
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians' "Stranger Things" represents the honest, unadulterated and utterly charming sound of a longtime band just being itself. Brickell calls this album, (the combo's first studio release in 16 years) a "true beginning," the one effort in which she and her original band-mates perform together as a bonafide group, without the addition of session players or too much production sheen. It's as close to the combo's live sound as a studio recording can get. Opening with an addictive little fuzz-toned guitar riff from guitarist Kenny Withrow on the title track, Stranger T...

Tom Petty Announces More Dates; The Strokes, John Mayer & Frank Black Open

7/10/2006 10:57am EDT
Tom Petty
With sold-out concerts -- including New York's Madison Square Garden and the 80,000-strong Bonnaroo -- house records set, and accolades like the Boston Globe's "one of the finest, most enduring outfits in rock'n'roll," Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers announce dates and support acts for Leg Three of their 2006 U.S. Summer Tour. The third leg, which includes headlining this year's Austin City Limits Festival and a return to the band's Gainesville, FL hometown, kicks off in Chicago on September 14 and will feature The Strokes on their first of several dates as support act. John Mayer and Frank B...

Catch Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers On Tour This Summer; Check Out The Latest Single, "Saving Grace," Here

6/20/2006 11:18am EDT
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will embark on their 2006 North American "Highway Companions Tour" on June 9 in Charlotte, N.C. The band will be joined along the way by an exciting list of friends and guests that will include a series of very special shows with Pearl Jam, some shows with special guest Trey Anastasio, and others with the Allman Brothers Band. Expect further announcements soon of additional special guests and opening acts who will be on selected dates.

As part of their summer tour, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Petty/vocals, guitars, Mike Campbell/guitars, Benmont Ten...

Jerry Douglas Band To Open For Paul Simon

6/20/2006 3:00am EDT
Jerry Douglas
The Jerry Douglas Band has been confirmed for the opening position on the Paul Simon 2006 summer tour. Dates include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY and PNC Bank Arts Center. Jerry Douglas' newest CD on KOCH Records, "The Best Kept Secret," is in stores now.

Jerry Douglas, widely regarded as the world's best dobro player, was recently recognized again as Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association, his second such honor, adding to a long list of awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has also received 12 G...

The Black Crowes To Headline 10th Annual All Good Music Festival, July 14-16

6/5/2006 11:02am EDT
The Black Crowes
The power-packed lineup for this year’s 10th Annual All Good Music Festival has been finalized, with John Medeski & The Itch Featuring Eric Krasno of Soulive and Adam Deitch, plus DJ Logic and Gary Jules completing the biggest, most eclectic array of performers in the history of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier camping music event. Indeed, with Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon featuring The Duo headlining the first night, theBlack Crowes headlining the second night, and late-night sets by the Greyboy Allstars (Friday) and the Disco Biscuits (Saturday), Walther Productions is pulling out all stops to...

Les Claypool Summer 2006 Tour Dates

5/19/2006 11:24pm EDT
Les Claypool
Bassist, songwriter (and now novelist, director, and movie star) Les Claypool will kick off a national tour at the Warfield in his hometown of San Francisco on June 1st. The tour runs through the end of July and includes stops at the Wakarusa and Bonnaroo festivals.

The tour will mark the release of Les Claypool's newest solo album 'Of Whales and Woe' (May 30th/Prawn Song) and comes in the midst of Claypool's most high profile month ever including the screening of his movie 'Electric Apricot' and his first novel 'South of the Pumphouse.'

Claypool will also have a few special event...

Phil Lesh & Friends Added To Northern Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival

3/23/2006 4:12pm EST
Phil Lesh
Phil Lesh & Friends joins an already jam-packed lineup of artists for a headlining performance at the 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) July 19-22, 2006 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN.

The perfect addition to 10KLF's rich musical diversity, former Grateful Dead bassist and his band, Phil Lesh & Friends, perform on the Main Stage Friday, July 21, joining festival headliners Trey Anastasio on July 22 and The String Cheese Incident on July 20.

Drawing from a pool full of talented national, regional, and emerging acts, the 10,000 Lakes Festival seeks to be the natio...

Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident To Headline 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival

2/22/2006 12:38pm EST
Trey Anastasio
The 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) will open its gates July 19-22, 2006 at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN for four special days of live musical performances and campout experiences in the Minnesota North Woods.

The 10,000 Lakes Festival community comes together once a year to celebrate great music in an enchanting natural setting within a participatory, dynamic festival environment. In 2005, the Minneapolis Star Tribune admired that the 10,000 Lakes Festival was "filled with thousands of good vibes." calls 10KLF "gold from the North Country." The ...

2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival Announcement Coming Feb. 1

1/25/2006 12:04pm EST
Dave Matthews Band headlined Bonnaroo 2005
The initial artist announcement for this summer's Bonnaroo Music Festival will be this Wednesday, February 1st. This announcement will include an initial lineup of artists, as well as ticket on-sale information for the festival being held June 16-18, 2006.


The three-day camping and music festival will once again be held on the same beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN, 60 miles southeast of Nashville.

With four years of Bonnaroo festivals under our belt, we're continually committed to making Bonnaroo the most exciting...

Upcoming Guests on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson'

12/8/2005 10:25am EST
Michelle Yeoh
The exciting list of guests on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" through Dec. 22 includes Charlie Sheen, Amos Lee, Jon Cryer, Michelle Yeoh, and a slew of other actors, musicians, comedians, and other celebrities.

Dec. 8: Actor Charlie Sheen; actress Marissa Jaret Winokur; musical guests Franz Ferdinand

Dec. 9: Rapper/producer RZA; television producer Josh Schwartz; musical guest Amos Lee

Dec. 12: Actor Jon Cryer; actress Amy Yasbeck;

Dec. 13: Director John Waters; writer David Steinberg; musical guests Nada Surf

Dec. 14: Radio show host Mancow; actress Mich...

Phish To Release Classic New Year's Eve 1995 Show

12/1/2005 4:48pm EST
Widely regarded as one of Phish's finest live performances and called one of the "Greatest Concerts of the '90s" by Rolling Stone, their 1995 New Year's Eve show at Madison Square Garden is an amazing collection of the band's finest songs. Just in time to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of one of the band's proudest musical moments, the entire show will be featured on the Rhino Entertainment release PHISH: New Year's Eve 1995-Live At Madison Square Garden (click for review). The three-disc set is available December 20.

This collection includes the complete three-set show totaling 27 ...

Trey Anastasio's New Band Evolves

11/22/2005 8:41am EST
Trey Anastasio playing in Phish
Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio has announced a line-up change in his current touring band "70 Volt Parade." Drummer Skeeto Valdez has made an "amicable split based on personal reasons" and been replaced by Raymond Weber. Here's the post from Trey's official website:

"In keeping with the tradition of past solo projects, Trey's current touring outfit "70 Volt Parade" continues to evolve as the band prepares for the West Coast leg of their Fall Tour in support of Shine. Last week in Princeton, Russell Remington joined the band on saxophone and flute, a show that also marked the re...

New Album From Train 'For Me, It's You'

11/16/2005 9:07am EST
Train (the band)
Rock band Train is set to release their new album For Me, It's You (click for review), on Tuesday, January 31, 2006. This will be the first album of new Train songs since 2003's My Private Nation (which featured the single "Calling All Angels") and is the first new Train release of any sort since 2004's live album Alive At Last.

For Me, It's You was recorded over the course of an intensive seven week period in Atlanta, Georgia with producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Rage Against The Machine, Trey Anastasio) at the dials. O'Brien first worked with Train in 2001 ...

Matisyahu Readies New Album Titled 'Youth'

11/10/2005 7:35am EST
Rising reggae star Matisyahu is putting the finishing touches on his new album 'Youth,' set to be released January 31. Meanwhile, the New York MC's recent live album 'Live at Stubb's' continues to increase in sales and receive huge airplay on alternative radio as he sells out venues across the US on his current tour.

The last year has seen explosive growth for Matisyahu. Known as an incendiary live performer, a year ago he was playing mostly small venues in New York City and the tri- state area. Since then his live audience has grown exponentially- he recently sold out the 1500-seat W...