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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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
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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