The Grateful Dead

Devandra Banhart Honors the Grateful Dead’s Blues for Allah Anniversary With Cover

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of The Grateful Dead's Blues for Allah, Devendra Banhart recorded his own rendition of "Franklin's Tower." Released as an…
Emily Tan / September 3, 2020

Meat Puppets: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. My friend, a long-haired New York University student into SST bands, tells…
Sue Cummings / August 4, 2019

Dead & Company Pull Out of Woodstock 50: Report

Dead & Company have confirmed that they'll no longer be performing at Woodstock 50, Rolling Stone reports. The Grateful Dead offshoot, which consists of longtime Dead members…
Rob Arcand / July 27, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

A Brief History of Nancy Pelosi’s Love for the Grateful Dead

Anyone watching Rep. Nancy Pelosi's swearing-in during the first day of the 116th Congress on Thursday (January 3) probably noticed a few of the newly…
Maggie Serota / January 3, 2019

Grateful Dead Bassist Phil Lesh Gave $10,000 to a GoFundMe for Christine Blasey Ford

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh recently donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe campaign in support of Christine Blasey Ford and her family. A spokesperson for Lesh…
Rob Arcand / September 29, 2018

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Performs with Dead & Company: Watch

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon was an honorary member of the Grateful Dead's quasi-reunion group Dead & Company last night at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre…
Rob Arcand / June 24, 2018

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

My Man

Perhaps you had a great, relaxing time watching the eclipse today. Perhaps, like me, you forgot to procure glasses and glanced skyward for only a…
Andy Cush / August 21, 2017

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
Page 1 of 3