The Grateful Dead

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

Fan Critically Injured After Fall at Grateful Dead’s Final Show in Chicago

The Grateful Dead closed the curtain on their career with a farewell concert on Sunday night at Chicago's Soldier Field. Longtime followers of the beloved band were…
Brennan Carley / July 7, 2015

Watch the National Light Up ‘Terrible Love’ With the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir at Outside Lands

The National's long-in-the-works Grateful Dead tribute album is finally coming to fruition, but fans at this past weekend's Outside Lands festival were lucky enough to see…
Kyle McGovern / August 12, 2013

Really High Violet: The National Will Make a Grateful Dead Tribute Album

Though the project has been in the works for a couple years, the National are moving ahead with a Grateful Dead tribute album this summer…
Dan Reilly / August 2, 2013

The 15 Best Reissues of 2013’s Second Quarter

Here's the best new old stuff from Q2 (April, May, and June): Romanian future-pop, "96 Tears" en español, French Casiocore, dancehall classics, circa-2008 punk relics,…
SPIN Staff / July 2, 2013

Jack White, Black Keys, Killers Will Headline Delaware’s Firefly Fest

Delawarians celebrate: You are getting your own music fest! The Firefly Music Festival will debut July 20-22 at the 87-acre Dover International Speedway with an…
Devon Maloney / April 2, 2012

Tour the Grateful Dead Archive with Bill Kreutzmann

When the Grateful Dead played their first show in 1965 at one of Ken Kesey's Acid Tests in San Jose, Calif., no one could have…
John Macdonald / June 10, 2010

Q&A: The Dead’s Mickey Hart

Bake up a pan of your "special" brownies, and slip into your best tie-dye: The Grateful Dead are back!
William Goodman / April 30, 2009
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