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Grateful Dead Bassist Phil Lesh Joins Celebrity Restaurateurs

January 4th, 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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Grateful Dead's Massive 72-Disc 'Europe 72' Set Sells Out Months Before Release

March 9th, 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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Two New Grateful Dead Music Collections Out April 7

March 24th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Grateful Dead
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
Grateful Dead
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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Metal Edge Magazine Gets A Makeover

August 20th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Slipknot
-Recently Acquired by Zenbu Media, Rock's Hardest Magazine to Re-launch in September with Redesign, Free CD and Free Digital Edition

New York, NY: Zenbu Media today announced the re-launch of music magazine Metal Edge. Launching September 18th 2007, the redesign will boast a new look and expanded metal coverage including new columns, expanded reviews and a free CD containing the latest metal music. The editorial team and mission will remain intact. In addition, a free digital download of the entire magazine will be available at www.metaledgemag.com.

Covering bands across the hard...
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Rhino Unlocks The Grateful Dead Vault With The Long-Delayed 'Three From The Vault'

July 4th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Grateful Dead
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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Celebrity Birthdays, March 15

March 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Eva Longoria
Happy Birthday to G-Unit rapper Young Buck (1981), "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria (1975), Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath (1968), Poison singer Bret Michaels (1963), singer Terence Trent D'Arby (1962), Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider (1955), American guitarist Ry Cooder (1947), funk pioneer Sly Stone (1943), Beach Boy Mike Love (1941), Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh (1940), "Taxi" star Judd Hirsch (1935), "Reservoir Dogs" actor Lawrence Tierney (1919; d. 2002), blues legend Samuel "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912; d. 1982), and 7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson (1767; d. ...
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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
Grateful Dead
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
Grateful Dead
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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10,000 Lakes Festival Heads Into Fifth Year with Jam Heavyweights

December 7th, 2006 4:36pm EST
10KLF
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...
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Joan Osborne To Release "Pretty Little Stranger," Nov. 14

November 7th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Joan Osborne
Recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy winner, Steve Buckingham, "Pretty Little Stranger" highlights the soulful sound of Joan Osborne with elements of country blues and Americana. This 12 song collection features six original tunes written by Joan including the first single, "Who Divided", "Shake That Devil", "After Jane" and the title track and also compositions by Kris Kristofferson ("Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends"), Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter ("Brokedown Palace") and Patty Griffin ("What You Are").

Joan stated, "I would call this my version of a country record -- ...
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New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

October 31st, 2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...
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Dave Matthews Band Helps Grassroots Non-Profit Headcount.org Eclipse Registration Goals

September 26th, 2006 1:16pm EDT
DMB
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...
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Top Musicians Participate In "Wear Your Music" Campaign; Guitar String Bracelets Benefit Charities

August 30th, 2006 12:11pm EDT
John Mayer
Relix, the magazine for music, announced that top artists John Mayer, Keith Richards and Anna Nalick have been added to the list of musicians participating in its "Wear Your Music" campaign. Created by noted designer Hannah Gasner of AZU Studio, Relix President/Publisher Steve Bernstein and sponsored by DR Handmade Strings, the Relix Band is a fashionable accessory created by previously played strings from top artists. The bracelets are available at www.relix.com/wearyourmusic.

"I think this is a terrific idea and I'm more than happy to be a part of it," said Carlos Santana. "The chari...
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The Mountains Will Sing With Smilefest 2006

May 1st, 2006 8:00pm EDT
Keller Williams
Smilefest, one of the southeast's most revered eclectic music and camping festivals, is slated for June 2-4, 2006, at the Gorges Music Park, in Lake Toxaway, NC. Joining headliners Michael Franti & Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, and Sam Bush, more than thirty-five additional acts, representing the worlds of Bluegrass, Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Jambands, World Music, Funk and Jazz, will appear on the two beautiful mountain view stages of this twelfth annual event.

Featured acts include New Monsoon, Everyone Orchestra, Herring-Rodgers-Sipe Project, Larry Ke...
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Phil Lesh & Friends Added To Northern Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival

March 23rd, 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...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 15

March 15th, 2006 3:00am EST
Eva Longoria
Happy Birthday to G-Unit rapper Young Buck (1981), "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria (1975), Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath (1968), Poison singer Bret Michaels (1963), singer Terence Trent D'Arby (1962), Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider (1955), American guitarist Ry Cooder (1947), funk pioneer Sly Stone (1943), Beach Boy Mike Love (1941), Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh (1940), "Taxi" star Judd Hirsch (1935), "Reservoir Dogs" actor Lawrence Tierney (1919; d. 2002), blues legend Samuel "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912; d. 1982), and 7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson (1767; d. ...
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Initial 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival Line-Up Includes Radiohead, Beck, Phil Lesh & More

February 1st, 2006 10:59am EST
Beck
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The fifth annual three-day camping and music festival will be held on June 16-18, 2006, on the same 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Major acts this year include Radiohead, Beck, Tom Petty and Phil Lesh. A list of confirmed acts follows, with more to be announced in the weeks ahead to round out the festival's 80-plus acts.

Radiohead

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Phil Lesh & Friends

Beck

Elvis Costello & the Impo...
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