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John Mayer Joins Grateful Dead Members In New Music Project

8/6/2015 11:53pm EDT
John Mayer
A month after the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara, Calif. and Chicago, Ill. closed the book on the band as we know it, and now four of the surviving members are set to carry on, because the music never stopped.

Singer/guitarist Bob Weir and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann announced on Thursday that they'll be adding Grammy-winner

John Mayer to the mix to play at least one show together.

The band, called "Dead & Company," also features Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, Weir's longtime keyboardist from several of h...
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Who Are The Biggest Celebrity Deadheads?

7/5/2015 5:23pm EDT
Bill Walton, George R.R. Martin And A Dozen Of The Most Famous G
This weekend marks the final performances of rock legends the Grateful Dead as the band is set to play three last shows at Chicago's Soldier Field under the "Fare Thee Well" moniker.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the band, along with the 20-year anniversary of lead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia, and the group is set to go out with a bang with its four surviving members -- Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- and a little help from Bruce Hornsby, who played keyboards for the band for a couple of years after the death of Brent Mydland, and Phish's Trey Anastasio.

Hav...
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Grateful Dead Reuniting For Three Farewell Shows In Chicago

1/16/2015 4:40pm EST
Grateful Dead
The surviving members of the Grateful Dead will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015, announcing that a three-show run at Chicago's Soldier Field will serve as the Dead's last hurrah.

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will be joined by Phish's Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and Weir's longtime Ratdog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti for the three shows, which will be held over Fourth of July weekend in the Windy City.

"Lookin' forward to this one, oh boy, you bet. Let's see just how much fun we can have this 4th of July," Weir said in a press release on the band's official ...
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Martin Scorsese To Executive Produce Grateful Dead Documentary

10/24/2014 10:57am EDT
Martin Scorsese To Executive Produce Grateful Dead Documentary
In honor of the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary next year, Martin Scorsese is executive producing a documentary about the iconic band. The untitled project will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev.

The movie will feature never-before-seen concert footage and interviews from surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, according to Deadline.com. Frontman Jerry Garcia died in 1995.

Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh, and Weir said in a statement: "Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just...
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Happy Birthday!

8/1/2014 7:00am EDT
Celebrity Birthdays - August 1, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995)

Actor Leon Thomas III (1993)

Tennis playerElena Vesnina (1986)

Actress Valery Ortiz (1984)

O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981)

Actor Jason Momoa (1979)

Musician Dhani Harrison (1978)

Actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973)

Actor Eduardo Noriega (1973)

Actor David Wain (1969)

Film director Sam Mendes (1965)

Counting Crows Adam Duritz (1964)

Actor John Carroll Lynch (1963)

Mexican actor Demian Bichir (1963)

Rapper Coolio (1963)

Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960)

Singer Michael Penn (1958)

Musician Ro...
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Celebrity Birthdays - August 1, 2013

8/1/2013 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to:

Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995)

Actor Leon Thomas III (1993)

Tennis playerElena Vesnina (1986)

Actress Valery Ortiz (1984)

O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981)

Actor Jason Momoa (1979)

Musician Dhani Harrison (1978)

Actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973)

Actor Eduardo Noriega (1973)

Actor David Wain (1969)

Film director Sam Mendes (1965)

Counting Crows Adam Duritz (1964)

Actor John Carroll Lynch (1963)

Mexican actor Demian Bichir (1963)

Rapper Coolio (1963)

Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960)

Singer Michael Penn (1958)

Musician Ro...
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Deadheads Unite To Prevent Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Name Change

5/3/2013 6:49pm EDT
Jerry Garcia
Grateful Dead fans have united in a bid to stop plans to change the name of a California theatre dedicated to Jerry Garcia.

In 2005, The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco was named in honor of the musician but city officials are now considering proposals to change the title and bring in a sponsor to give the venue an economic boost.

Nonetheless, plans to call the theater the Levitt Pavilion San Francisco at Jerry Garcia Meadows have been met with resistance from Grateful Dead fans, who have launched a crusade to keep the singer's memorial intact.

An online petition has garner...
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10 Inappropriate Songs To Play At The Pope's Inauguration

3/17/2013 1:00pm EDT
10 Inappropriate Songs To Play at the Pope's Inaguration
Pope Francis I will be inaugurated as Pope on March 19, and ultimately it will be a very important and serious occasion. So, in order to prevent any really awkward moments, here are 10 songs that should not be played at any cost.

10. "Running with the Devil" Van Halen

One would hope that the new Pope doesn't "live...like there's no tomorrow." That would lead to some awkward thoughts on the afterlife.

9. "Dear God" XTC

This song is about questioning faith in religion, and features lyrics like "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are just somebody's unholy hoax."

8. "God's Away on Busi...
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Celebrity Birthdays - August 1, 2012

8/1/2012 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to:

Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995)

Actress Valery Ortiz (1984)

O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981)

Actor Jason Momoa (1979)

Musician Dhani Harrison (1978)

Actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973)

Actor David Wain (1969)

Film director Sam Mendes (1965)

Counting Crows Adam Duritz (1964)

Actor John Carroll Lynch (1963)

Mexican actor Demian Bichir (1963)

Rapper Coolio (1963)

Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960)

Singer Michael Penn (1958)

Musician Robert Cray (1953)

Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini (1942)

Actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933; d....
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Jerry Garcia's Personal Belongings To Go Under The Hammer

3/15/2012 3:18pm EDT
Jerry Garcia
Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia's belongings, instruments and handwritten set lists are to be put up for auction in California this spring.

Auction house Bonhams will sell off the hit-maker's personal effects as part of the Visions of Garcia event in San Francisco on May 8th.

The collection will feature Garcia's drums, amplifiers, sunglasses, artistic sketchbooks and even his 1983 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Other hot ticket items include an acoustic Takamine guitar, valued at upwards of $100,000, and a landscape oil painting created by the icon, which is expected to fetch $150,000.
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Grateful Dead Exhibit Coming To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

1/20/2012 8:46am EST
Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead's career will be the focus of an upcoming tribute exhibition at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

The show will feature memorabilia including guitars, handwritten notes and Mickey Hart's custom-painted drum kit.

The exhibition, due to open in April, will be launched with a special event featuring a performance by The Mickey Hart Band.

Museum vice president Jim Henke, says, "In a 30-year career, this group wrote their own rules and created a community unlike any band before or since."

The group officially disbanded in 1995 following the d...
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Jerry Garcia Documentary In The Works

1/6/2012 2:16pm EST
Jerry Garcia
The Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia is to be the subject of a new musical documentary.

Filmmaker Malcolm Leo and veteran manager John Hartmann have secured the music rights to the band's extensive catalogue and they are teaming up to shoot a feature-length film about the late rocker.

The project will center around a three-hour conversation Leo conducted with Garcia in 1987. It will also contain never-before-seen performances and rare home movies, according to Deadline.com.

The film, which is set for a spring release, will also feature a rare interview with Garcia's eldest daughter, An...
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Grateful Dead Bassist Phil Lesh Joins Celebrity Restaurateurs

1/4/2012 10:22pm EST
Phil Lesh
Rocker Phil Lesh is to open a restaurant and performance space in San Rafael, California.

The Grateful Dead bassist has spent years looking for the ideal spot for Terrapin Crossroads, according to RollingStone.com, and now he's ready to open business.

According to the venue's website, Lesh will open the restaurant with shows in March, before shutting the performance space down for renovations.

Terrapin Crossroads will then relaunch in spring 2013.
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Celebrity Birthdays - August 1, 2011

8/1/2011 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to:

Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995)

Puerto Rican actress Valery Ortiz (1984)

O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981)

Conan the Barbarian star Jason Momoa (1979)

The Cosby Show actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973)

Film director Sam Mendes (1965)

Rapper Coolio (1963)

Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960)

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959)

Musician Robert Cray (1953)

Actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933; d. 2009)

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Grateful Dead's Massive 72-Disc 'Europe 72' Set Sells Out Months Before Release

3/9/2011 10:27pm EST
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead’s monumental boxed set EUROPE ’72: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS has sold out of the 7200 individually numbered, limited edition version just weeks after it was first announced. The dead.net exclusive release documents the Dead’s momentous 1972 European tour, arguably the band’s greatest, with over 70 hours of music featuring every note recorded during the 22-show jaunt. The now sold out limited edition version comes housed in a replica steamer trunk reminiscent of the ones prevalently used at the time. Along with the music, a vast majority of which is previously unreleased, ...
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Grateful Dead Unveil 'Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings' 60-Disc Box Set!

2/10/2011 8:35pm EST
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead slipped the shores of America and crossed the pond for its first-ever major European tour in April 1972. The legendary 22-show run spawned Europe ’72, a live triple album that remains one of the band’s best-selling and most beloved releases. A tour this momentous deserves a boxed set of historic proportions and Dead.net has stamped your passport to relive every note from the European tour with EUROPE ’72: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS—an individually numbered, limited edition collection that includes more than 60 discs with over 70 hours of music featuring every show from wha...
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Symphonic Orchestra To Play Grateful Dead Music With Bob Weir

2/1/2011 8:42am EST
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead star Bob Weir has teamed with a symphonic orchestra to rework his former supergroup's music for an upcoming "once-in-a-lifetime" concert.

The singer/songwriter has announced plans for a special one-off orchestral Grateful Dead gig with the Marin Symphony Orchestra in May.

The concert will take place on May 7 at the Marin Center in San Rafael, California.

Weir will orchestrate the music with Stanford University's Dr. Giancarlo Aquilanti.

He says, "Part of what makes this interesting is that it's not just going to be an orchestra playing Grateful Dead songs. I'm going to be ...
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Federal Drug Agents Storm 'Jam Cruise' Featuring Taylor Hicks & Bob Weir

1/12/2011 8:31am EST
Taylor Hicks
A New Year cruise ferrying fans of "American Idol" star Taylor Hicks and funk icon Maceo Parker from Florida to the Caribbean and back has returned after a drug raid.

Reports suggest federal drug agents stormed the ship just before it was due to set sail last week - with guests looking forward to high seas concerts by Hicks, Parker, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and the Robert Randolph Band.

The authorities seized illegal drugs, including Ecstasy and LSD, and arrested several revellers, who did not make the voyage.

The Jam Cruise left port following the raids and returned on Monday, acco...
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Celebrity Birthdays - October 16, 2010

10/16/2010 3:00am EDT
Bob Weir
Happy Birthday to:

Grateful Dead / Ratdog founder Bob Weir (1947)

Singer/songwriter John Mayer (1977)

Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea (1962)

Mystic River star Tim Robbins (1958)

Actress/entrepreneur Suzanne Somers (1946)

Alice star Linda Lavin (1937)

Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury (1925)

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Buy Jerry Garica's Home For $4 Million

9/21/2010 8:51am EDT
Jerry Garcia
The last home Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia lived in before he died is on the market for $4 million.

The musician served as lead guitarist and vocalist of the group before his tragic death in 1995.

And now fans of the star will have the chance to live in his last property, an 11-acre estate near San Francisco, California, which boasts a solar-heated pool and an organic garden.
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Jerry Garcia's Estate Refuses To Release Songs For Movie

8/5/2010 2:00pm EDT
Jerry Garcia
A movie based on the life of Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia has been thrown into jeopardy after the late rocker's estate refused producers permission to feature the rocker's music.

The guitarist, who passed away in 1995, is the focus of a new film which will tell the story of his rise to fame. It is based on Robert Greenfield's book Dark Star: An Oral History of Jerry Garcia and will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev.

However, the executors of Garcia's estate and the band's Grateful Dead Productions have distanced themselves from the project and denied a request for Garcia's songs to be feat...
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Celebrity Birthdays - August 1, 2010

8/1/2010 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to:

Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995)

O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981)

Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows (1981)

"The Cosby Show" actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973)

Film director Sam Mendes (1965)

Rapper Coolio (1963)

Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960)

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959)

Musician Robert Cray (1953)

Actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933; d. 2009)

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Launch 'Virtual' Tour

11/19/2009 10:00am EST
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have launched The Superhighway Tour, a first of its kind online-only music experience that delivers 24 of the 48 tracks from the forthcoming "Live Anthology" as high-quality digital downloads and on-demand streams in advance of the Live Anthology's release. "Ticketholders" will receive an insider's view of those 24 tracks, through archived memorabilia reproduced on the site, new band commentary, classic reviews, and curated content from the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers vaults. Fans will also be able to share their photos and stories from their favorite Tom...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 16

10/16/2009 3:00am EDT
Bob Weir
Happy Birthday to:

Grateful Dead / Ratdog founder Bob Weir (1947)

Singer/songwriter John Mayer (1977)

Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea (1962)

Mystic River star Tim Robbins (1958)

Actress/entrepreneur Suzanne Somers (1946)

Alice star Linda Lavin (1937)

Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury (1925)

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Celebrity Birthdays, October 3

10/3/2009 3:00am EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Happy Birthday to:

Actress/singer Ashlee Simpson (1984)

Actor Seann William Scott (1976)

Wild Thing Neve Campbell (1973)

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani (1969)

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (1962)

Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954)

Musician Keb'Mo' (1951)

Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham

Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow (1947)

"The Twist" singer Chubby Checker (1941)

"Summertime Blues," singer Eddie Cochran (1938).

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 11

9/11/2009 3:00am EDT
Ludacris
Happy Birthday to:

Rapper / actor Ludacris (1977)

"Jurassic Park" actress Ariana Richards (1979)

Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick (1979)

Singer/songwriter Ben Lee (1978)

Coldplay guitarist Jon Buckland (1977)

Jamaican dancehall musician Elephant Man (1976)

The Verve singer Richard Ashcroft (1971)

Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley (1968)

New Orleans singer Harry Connick, Jr. (1967)

Techno icon Moby (1965)

Bassist Victor Wooten (1964)

Actress Kristy McNichol (1962)

Actress Elizabeth Daily (1962)

"Sideways" actress Virginia Madsen (1961)

"Gilmore Gir...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

9/8/2009 3:00am EDT
Pink
Happy Birthday to:

Pop star Pink (1979)

Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981)

Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975)

Actor David Arquette (1971)

Model / TV host Brooke Burke (1971)

Musician Neko Case (1970)

Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann (1960)

"The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957)

The Cars bassist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000)

The Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945)

The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972)

Country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963)

"The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (1...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 22

8/22/2009 3:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Happy Birthday to Simple Plan guitarist Jeff Stinco (1978), Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough (1973), "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley (1967; d. 2002), singer/songwriter Tori Amos (1963), Tears For Fears singer Roland Orzabel (1961), Ratt bassist Juan Croucier (1959), Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid (1958), actor Colm Feore (1958), Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux (1947), "Laverne and Shirley" actress Cindy Williams (1947), actress Valerie Harper (1940), bluesman John Lee Hooker (1917; d. 2001), British actor Hugh Paddick (1915; d. 200...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 1

8/1/2009 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to MTV! (1981); O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981), Avenged Sevenfold musician M. Shadows (1981), "The Cosby Show" actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973), film director Sam Mendes (1965), rapper Coolio (1963), Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960), Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959), musician Robert Cray (1953), Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995), and actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933; d. 2009).

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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

7/1/2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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