Grateful Dead

Courtney Love Wants John Mayer to Find Out if Phil Lesh Is Her Godfather

You read the headline correctly: Courtney Love wants John Mayer to find out if Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is her godfather. Let that string…
Andy Cush / August 2, 2018

R.I.P. John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist and 20th Century Man

John Perry Barlow died in his sleep this week, at 70 years old. As a music fan, you might know him as a lyricist for…
Andy Cush / February 8, 2018

Dead & Company Announce Summer 2018 Tour Dates

Dead & Company has announced a string of new tour dates for this summer. The group was formed in 2015 by original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill…
Andy Cush / January 18, 2018

John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy

Singer-songwriter and current Dead & Company frontman John Mayer was hospitalized this morning in New Orleans for an emergency appendectomy, the band confirmed in a statement. Dead & Company,…
Anna Gaca / December 5, 2017

Watch Dead & Company Play “Jack Straw” on Colbert

Dead & Company started their 2017 fall tour in New York City this week, and between proper shows, they're doing a two-night stand on The Late…
Andy Cush / November 17, 2017

Hear “Wayward Son,” a Collaborative Track From Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Animal Collective’s Avey Tare

Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead drummer and spacey sound manipulator extraordinaire, has announced a new solo album called RAMU, featuring a host of collaborators and archival recordings from Babatunde…
Andy Cush / October 26, 2017

Dead & Company Announce New Fall Tour Dates

Dead & Company, the continuing Grateful Dead unit featuring original members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann and new frontman John Mayer, has announced new North American…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 7, 2017

Geologist of Animal Collective Made an Hour-Long Mix Almost Entirely Out of “Dark Star” and “Interstellar Overdrive”

The headiest thing you hear today will surely be this new DJ mix made by Brian Weitz aka Geologist of Animal Collective, which presents alternating snippets…
Andy Cush / August 25, 2017

A Light Show on the Empire State Building Synced Up to the Dead’s Performance of “Touch of Grey”

Last night in New York City, the Grateful Dead reunion act known as Dead and Company played a massive show at Citi Field. During the…
Dale Eisinger / June 25, 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

Rhino Plans Massive “Summer of Love” Reissue Series Including New Grateful Dead and Monkees Compilations

Look out for a sprawling assortment of reissues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most notorious stretch of time of the hippie era, the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 25, 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

Here’s Your Full List of 2017 Record Store Day Releases, Including David Bowie, Andre 3000, and the Grateful Dead

Today, Record Store Day shares its full list of releases that will be available exclusively at independent record stores across the country, Pitchfork notes. Notable releases…
Andy Cush / March 21, 2017
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