On Aug. 1, the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday, Dead Heads got a treat: a special one-time theatrical showing of a 1972 benefit concert the Grateful Dead performed in Veneta, Ore., for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. But if you missed it, you're in luck. The Dead are releasing the whole thing on CD, DVD, LP and via digital download.
The Grateful Dead
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
For fans of the Grateful Dead, their May 8, 1977 concert at Cornell University remains a touchstone moment, perhaps the most cherished set in a tapestry of legendary shows. Now, the band wants to expand that legend with a new ultra-rare 14-disc box set focusing on five complete shows from that '77 tour.
Two acts who were among the most famous musical explorers in rock history -- Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead -- are pitted against each other in the first round of our May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame poll. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
This summer Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes is teaming with distinguished symphonies like the Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony to bring the music of Jerry Garcia to fans in an entirely new way. The collaborators will approach the late singer's original compositions and Grateful Dead hits at nine different halls and amphitheaters across the country.
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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.'