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

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

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Spencer Platt / Jesse Grant, Getty Images
Spencer Platt / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

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

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

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Bob Weir
Vince Bucci, Getty Images

Bob Weir Calls for Grateful Dead Reunion

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

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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American Beauty
Dogfish Head Brewery

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

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 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

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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Top 10 Pigpen McKernan Grateful Dead Songs

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan was part of the Grateful Dead before it was even called the Grateful Dead, and as this list demonstrates his departure -- just before passing away in 1973 -- changed the band forever.

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Sunshine Daydream
Rhino Records

Grateful Dead’s 1972 Benefit Concert Set for Release

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.

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Warner Bros. Records

Weekend Songs: Grateful Dead, ‘Sugar Magnolia’

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.

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