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45 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release ‘Aoxomoxoa’

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Warner Brothers Records/Dead.net

The Grateful Dead were inching ever closer to capturing something essential in the studio with 'Aoxomoxoa,' which was released on June 20, 1969.

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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Joined the Avett Brothers at Mountain Jam

Chris Kissel
Chris Kissel

Modern-day folk rockers the Avett Brothers just wrapped an epic set at Mountain Jam.

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Bonnaroo SuperJam To Include Members Of The Doors And The Grateful Dead

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Spencer Platt / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

Skrillex will collaborate with classic-rock superstars Robby Krieger and Mickey Hart.

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25 Years Ago: Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead Release ‘Dylan & the Dead’

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Columbia

Bob Dylan wasn't exactly at the peak of his career when he released 'Dylan & the Dead,' a collaborative live album with the Grateful Dead, on Feb. 6, 1989. In fact, he was pretty close to the bottom of his popularity, influence and creativity. And another live album -- his third in 10 years -- certainly didn't help matters.

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Bob Weir Calls for Grateful Dead Reunion

Bob Weir
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With the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's formation coming up in 2015, Bob Weir is urging the group's surviving founding members to put aside their differences for some sort of commemorative event.

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35 Years Ago: The Winterland Ballroom Closes With Epic Grateful Dead Concert

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YouTube

The Winterland Ballroom, where scores of memorable live albums and movies were recorded, went out in style on Dec. 31, 1978. The Grateful Dead headlined a farewell concert that stretched out for more than eight hours -- with Jerry Garcia and band playing a stunning six of them.

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40 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release ‘Wake of the Flood’

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The Grateful Dead went three years between studio albums in the period leading up to 'Wake of the Flood.' Over that time, blues-soaked keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan had died, and his replacement, Keith Godchaux, would take the group into jazzier territory on the 1973 return.

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Grateful Dead Beer’s Secret Ingredient Is Something Very Grateful Deady

American Beauty
Dogfish Head Brewery

A new Grateful Dead beer will be hitting the market this fall. The band worked with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to create American Beauty, a "bold pale ale made with 100 percent U.S.-grown ingredients." But it took a suggestion from a fan to get the mix just right.

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Win a Grateful Dead ‘Sunshine Daydream’ Prize Pack

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This week, the Grateful Dead released 'Sunshine Daydream,' a three-CD/DVD set of their most requested unreleased concert. Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser.fm have teamed up with Rhino Records to give five lucky winners a 'Sunshine Daydream' prize pack.

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35 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Perform in Egypt

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dead.net

Eight years talking about the long, strange trip they've been on, the Grateful Dead took it to new levels. On Sept. 14, 1978, they performed the first of three shows at the Sound and Light Theater in the shadow of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.

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