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40 Years Ago: Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan of the Grateful Dead Dies

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On March 8, 1973, Ron McKernan passed away at age 27. Better known as 'Pigpen', he was considered by many to be the heart and soul of the Grateful Dead, especially in the early days. The idea of starting the band was his, and soon, the Warlocks were born.

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Bob Weir Storms Off Stage During Acoustic Performance in California

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Monday night's (March 4) acoustic performance by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead was cut short when Weir stood up and abruptly left the stage, mid-song. He was growing irritated with several chatty audience members, before leaving during Bob Dylan's 'A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall.'

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Top 10 Phil Lesh Grateful Dead Songs

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What a long, strange trip it's been for Phil Lesh. The legendary bassist -- who will be performing as part of the 2013 Mountain Jam Festival -- started out on violin as a child, later moving to trumpet.

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Grateful Dead Belt Buckle Sells for $2,000 on eBay

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A Grateful Dead belt buckle designed with the iconic ‘Steal Your Face’ emblem sold for big money on eBay recently. Formed in the style of an Owsley ‘Bear’ Stanley belt buckle, this custom made piece managed to steal more than face; it stole someone’s money, $2,000.00 to be exact.

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Grateful Dead And Love Vinyl Coming For Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event

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It may feel like a struggle to get up off the couch and stand in line for all those sales the day after Thanksgiving -- but the folks behind Record Store Day are working overtime to lure you out to your local music retailer with a bevy of Black Friday exclusives.

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Top 10 Grateful Dead Songs

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The Grateful Dead were certainly one of the most unusual rock groups of all time. Born in the counter-cultural upheaval of the '60s, the Dead became inextricably linked with Flower Power, peace and love -- despite the fact that some of their songs contain some very cynical lyrical elements. The group's music was an amalgam of rock, folk, blues, country and

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Bob Weir – October 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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When 16-year-old Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir met Jerry Garcia (five years his senior) at a club in Palo Alto, CA would start the pair on a long, strange trip.

Instantly, the two took to one another and began t

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Mickey Hart’s Accuser Speaks: Drummer ‘Threw Me Down,’ Kicked Me Off My Own Bus

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More details have leaked in the alleged assault case against former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, as TMZ reports the accuser claims the drummer beat him aboard his tour bus.

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Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart Issues Statement About Arrest Warrant

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As previously reported, an arrest warrant was issued earlier this week for former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. Allegations of assault against Hart from a concert goer at a recent performance led to the warrant, but the musician denies any and all involvement in a new statement.

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Former Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Wanted by Police After Alleged Attack

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Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is being sought by police for questioning after an alleged attack at a recent concert. TMZ reports that a warrant has been issued for Hart's arrest.

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