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Grateful Dead Exhibit Coming To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

January 20th, 2012 8:46am EST
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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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Grateful Dead's Massive 72-Disc 'Europe 72' Set Sells Out Months Before Release

March 9th, 2011 10:27pm EST
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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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Two New Grateful Dead Music Collections Out April 7

March 24th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
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Pinpointing the creative zenith of the Grateful Dead's career would be a challenge fit for even Sisyphus. That said, one could do a lot worse than looking to the fabled spring tour of 1977, long considered by Dead Heads as the very best. During a remarkable 26 shows in 37 days, the Dead played with unparalleled energy, wit, passion and power -- a band at the very top of its game. The tour ended on a euphoric note May 28 at the Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut, where the band previewed several tracks from its soon-to-be-released ninth studio album Terrapin Station.

Listening Par...
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Grateful Dead Alums Plan First Tour In 5 Years

January 3rd, 2009 9:00am EST
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looks like the old Dead are gettin' on. Surviving members of the Grateful Dead say they'll regroup for a 19-city tour, their first since 2004, beginning April 12 in Greensboro, N.C.

The group, which now just calls itself The Dead, announced its plans Thursday.

Original band members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann have toured sporadically since the 1995 death of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but struggled to get along personally and artistically. They told Rolling Stone in November that they've worked out their differences, aided by a successful...
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Shout! Factory To Release Mickey Hart's Discography

March 31st, 2008 11:50am EDT
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Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart's innovative Planet Drum CD convened some of the world's finest drum talent for a collaboration that won the very first GRAMMY for world music- bringing together Nigerian drum legend Babatunde Olatunji, Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Nigerian talking drum ace Sikiru Adepoju, and Puerto Rico's master conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, among others. The 1991 album spent an unprecedented 26 weeks at #1 on the Billboard world music chart, and continues to sell as a perennial favorite.

Fifteen years later, the musical partnership of Hart and Hussa...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 11

September 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Moby
Happy Birthday to: "Jurassic Park" actress Ariana Richards (1979), Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick (1979), singer/songwriter Ben Lee (1978), Coldplay guitarist Jon Buckland (1977), rapper/actor Ludacris (1977), Jamaican dancehall musician Elephant Man (1976), British 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 Girls" actor Scott Patterson (1958), "...
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Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussain Reunite 15 Years After Grammy-Winning 'Planet Drum' With 'Global Drum Project'

August 1st, 2007 7:00pm EDT
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Over three decades as the innovative percussion engine of the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart's ear for global sounds brought numerous unpredictable guests to the Dead's stage performances.

Hart's 1991 release Planet Drum was the natural outgrowth of this adventure, showcasing his gift as a supreme catalyst in convening the world's finest percussion talent for a dazzling collaboration - including Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, who is an international phenomenon in his own right. Zakir began his career as a child prodigy has gone on to win many awards, founded his own record label Mome...
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Rhino Unlocks The Grateful Dead Vault With The Long-Delayed 'Three From The Vault'

July 4th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
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If you want to understand why people obsess over live Grateful Dead recordings, the historic From The Vault series of releases holds the answer. The story begins in 1991 when the band quietly and unintentionally launched a musical revolution with back-to-back live concert releases, One From the Vault and Two from The Vault. These superior-quality recordings of fan-favorite shows not only delighted Deadheads everywhere, but also inspired artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam to eventually follow suit with releases of their own classic concerts.

Setting a gold standard by whic...
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Sirius Satellite Radio To Launch Grateful Dead Channel

May 22nd, 2007 3:08pm EDT
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Sirius Satellite Radio and the legendary Grateful Dead announced today a new radio channel dedicated to the music of Grateful Dead and its band members. Grateful Dead Radio will be heard exclusively on Sirius and feature music spanning the band's long and storied career, live performances from the band's own archives, bootleg performances from fans, previously unreleased recordings, and even special shows hosted by members of the band. Grateful Dead Radio is expected to launch on Sirius this summer.

"We have fans who've driven hundreds of miles to see us," said Grateful Dead drummer Mi...
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Attend Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp for Just Under $10,000

January 12th, 2007 12:05pm EST
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Welcome to the Hotel California!! Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC) goes Hollywood (Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb. 15-19) -- giving campers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn rock from the masters. Over five-days -- and guided by a Who's Who of rock legends -- campers of all musical abilities and backgrounds will form bands, hone their skills, jam with their idols and become "rock stars." The camp culminates in a Battle of the Bands blowout at the House Of Blues on Sunset.

The camp's professors of rock include: Paul Stanley (KISS), Brian Wilson (Co-founder, The Beach Boys), Mickey...
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Grateful Dead Release Historic 1976 New Year's Eve Show On Three-Disc HDCD Jan. 23

January 10th, 2007 11:27am EST
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Habital listeners of the Grateful Dead's live recordings are known for their ability to identify the year of a performance by listening to just a few notes. But for even the most "dead"icated listener, the band's 1976 New Year's Eve concert presents a genuine challenge. Rarely does any Dead show display the essence of several distinct periods of their sound, but this release contains the best elements of three or four clearly defined eras, and the sum of the parts adds up to one of the most interesting and inspired concerts of the band's 30-year performing career. The Grateful Dead and Rhin...
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Grateful Dead, The Doors, Joan Baez & More To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

December 20th, 2006 4:03pm EST
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Recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award were announced today. Joan Baez, Booker T. & The MG's, Maria Callas, Ornette Coleman, The Doors, the Grateful Dead and Bob Wills will receive The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Estelle Axton, Cosimo Matassa and Stephen Sondheim will be honored with The Academy's Trustees Award. David M. Smith and Yamaha Corporation have been named recipients of the Technical GRAMMY Award.

"This year's group of accomplished honorees are as diverse as they are influential as creators of the most re...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 11

September 11th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Moby
Happy Birthday to: "Jurassic Park" actress Ariana Richards (1979), Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick (1979), singer/songwriter Ben Lee (1978), Coldplay guitarist Jon Buckland (1977), rapper/actor Ludacris (1977), Jamaican dancehall musician Elephant Man (1976), British 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 Girls" actor Scott Patterson (1958), "...
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