The Grateful Dead

For Jerry Garcia’s Birthday, Hear an Unreleased 1989 Version of the Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Grey”

Jerry Garcia would have been 75 years old today. To celebrate, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead are holding their seventh annual "Meet-Up at…
Andy Cush / August 1, 2017

John Mayer Smokes a Lot of Weed, Says the Grateful Dead Are the “Third Mask” of Existence

John Mayer is a busy man these days, touring solo between high-profile stints with Dead and Company, the revised version of the Grateful Dead he's currently…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 28, 2017

Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Grateful Dead Memes

A month or two, a screencapped image from Instagram showed up in my Twitter feed. It showed a man and woman in conversation over dinner,…
Andy Cush / June 9, 2017

Jerry Garcia’s Iconic “Wolf” Guitar Sold for Almost $2 Million Last Night

Rich Deadheads gathered for an auction at New York City's Brooklyn Bowl last night for a chance to purchase Jerry Garcia's "Wolf" guitar, the custom-built…
Andy Cush / June 1, 2017

The Outstanding Grateful Dead Documentary Long Strange Trip Is for Deadheads and Neophytes Alike

There’s an easy joke to be made about Long Strange Trip, the new Grateful Dead documentary directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin…
Andy Cush / May 30, 2017

Today Is “Grateful Dead Day,” the 40th Anniversary of the Band’s Legendary Cornell Show

The Grateful Dead's performance at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977, is legendary among fans of the band. There's plenty of arguing to…
Andy Cush / May 8, 2017

Watch Bob Weir and Trey Anastasio Perform a Great Goofball Cover of Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons”

Two generations of jam band fans got a treat at Florida's Wanee Music Festival this weekend, when Trey Anastasio (of Phish) joined Bob Weir (of the…
Andy Cush / April 24, 2017

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Release Bizarre Video to Their ‘Shakedown Street’ Cover

If you think May's Grateful Dead tribute album Day of the Dead is in the rearview mirror, you're wrong. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, one of the many groups…
Brian Josephs / August 11, 2016

Courtney Barnett Plays Smoky ‘New Speedway Boogie’ on ‘Fallon’

Courtney Barnett visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to play "New Speedway Boogie," her contribution to the National's all-star Grateful Dead tribute project, Day of the Dead. The 59-song…
Anna Gaca / May 28, 2016

The National Covered the Grateful Dead’s ‘Morning Dew’ on ‘Colbert’

The National have begun their promotional campaign for the upcoming Grateful Dead tribute compilation, Day of the Dead (out May 20 via 4AD), with an appearance on The…
Brennan Carley / May 10, 2016

Hear Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten, and More Cover Grateful Dead for ‘Day of the Dead’ Compilation

The National's upcoming Grateful Dead tribute compilation, Day of the Dead, is a 59-song effort curated by the indie rock band's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and it's…
Brennan Carley / April 27, 2016

Hear the National and Members of Grizzly Bear Cover the Grateful Dead’s ‘Terrapin Station’

The long-awaited Grateful Dead tribute album, Day of the Dead, comes out in a little more than a month, and today the National — who are…
James Grebey / April 11, 2016

Hear the National, Courtney Barnett, the War on Drugs, and More Cover Grateful Dead

The National's long-in-the-works Grateful Dead tribute project will at last be released to the public. Titled Day of the Dead, the 59-song box set will feature…
Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2016

The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute Album Features Courtney Barnett, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and More

The National announced their Grateful Dead tribute album all the way back in 2011, but now it's finally coming out, and based off of the…
James Grebey / March 17, 2016

The National Detail Grateful Dead Charity Compilation Featuring Stephen Malkmus, J Mascis, More

The National announced they were putting a Grateful Dead tribute album way back in 2011, offered some updates in 2013, but now they've shared many…
James Grebey / November 16, 2015
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