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27th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016

Stream ‘Day Of The Dead’ Grateful Dead Covers By The National, The War On Drugs [LISTEN]

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Day Of The Dead, the forthcoming Grateful Dead tribute album which features 59 tracks and over five hours' worth of music curated and compiled by The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, is due to drop May 20. In advance of its release, the pair have shared the first five cuts: "Touch Of Grey" performed by The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett's "New Speedway Boogie," "Sugaree" by Phosphorescent and Jenny Lewis, "Black Muddy River" by Bruce Hornsby and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon with DeYarmond Edison, and the National's own take on "Morning Dew."READ MORE

Bob Weir

Dead & Company to Play 'The Tonight Show'; Possible Tour Dates Leaked

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Bob Weir made it known that both RatDog and Dead & Company would make their rounds in 2016, leaving fans curious if that meant a glorified tour or a few stop across the fast-approaching festival circuit.READ MORE

Top Tours 2015

Taylor Swift, One Direction, U2 and Grateful Dead Lead Top Tours of 2015: Will Adele Be Next?

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With just a few weeks left of 2015, live music fans are already anticipating the slew of major tours that will kick off in 2016, including Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour, Rihanna's long-awaited Anti World Tour, and of course, Adele's major North American tour in support of '25.'READ MORE

Bruce Hornsby of bruce hornsby & the Noisemakers perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Day 5 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on May 4, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon & Bruce Hornsby Cover Grateful Dead's 'Black Muddy River'

Buzz 17:23PM EDT

In the wake of all the Grateful Dead hype--50th Anniversary Fare The Well shows, the Dead & Company North American tour and the release of exclusive box sets--indie rock, Ohio outfit, The National, decided to craft an entire tribute album dedicated to the influential band that fused together elements of blues, psychedelia, folk, rock, country and bluegrass. Trailing his duty of performing the Dead's 50th anniversary gigs, Bruce Hornsby teamed up with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to record a take on the Dead's "Black Muddy River."READ MORE

Trey Anastasio

Phish's Trey Anastasio Drops Hypnotic Video for 'Lever Boy' [WATCH]

Buzz 12:10PM EDT

Trailing a jam-packed summer of touring with Phish, and joining the Grateful Dead on the road for their 'Fare Thee Well' tour gigs, Trey Anastasio is ready to put the focus on his solo career as he switches gears for a new solo album titled 'Paper Wheels,' due out on October 30. George A. Loucas yielded the first video from the record, an animated and hypnotic video clip for "Lever Boy."READ MORE

Bob Weir

Dead & Company Expand Fall Tour With New U.S. Dates

Buzz 22:55PM EDT

Trailing the wild success of the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well shows, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann decided they weren't quite ready to call it quits. The trio, hailing from the surviving "core four," decided to team up with John Mayer, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and multi-instrumentalist Oteil Burbridge for their latest project titled Dead & Company. Having announced 10 tour dates, the group announced more U.S. gigs, rounding out at a toal of 29 dead-inspired shows.READ MORE

Jerry Garcia

7 Jerry Garcia Side Projects: New Riders, Rainforest Band, Legion of Mary & More

Buzz 17:57PM EDT

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia, and we're not going to pretend you don't know that he was perhaps the most influential member and guitarist of the Grateful Dead. But, what you probably didn't know, was that—like any good jam band member—he was involved with a number of other groups in his day. Here are seven of the other, more prominent groups that Garcia was a member of before, after and during his time with the Dead.READ MORE

What Performers Have Played Historic Venues Most? Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks, More

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Billy Joel made history at one of the most acclaimed music venues in the world this week when he played his 65th concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The total helped him to surpass that of friend Elton John, giving him the most appearances at the historic Manhattan venue. There are many music venues the world over that are adored by performers and fans alike, but unfortunately not many have done much work in attempting to figure out what performers have played there the most. Of course, many—such as The Troubadour in Los Angeles—probably didn't foresee themselves lasting as long as they have. Music Times has done our best to figure out what musicians have played the most gigs at some of the world's most vaunted performance spaces.READ MORE

Grateful Dead Add Two California Concerts with Trey Anastasio due to Demand from Deadheads

Buzz 12:18PM EDT

The Grateful Dead have announced two additional dates with Trey Anastasio, these ones to take place in Santa Clara, CA, ahead of the trio of "Fare Thee Well" show at Chicago's Soldier Field schedule for July. The announcement came in response to a number of complaints from the many "Deadheads" bothered by details of the Chicago finale.READ MORE

Beer!

8 Bands with Brews for National Beer Day: Hanson, Pearl Jam, The Grateful Dead & More

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While some people may still be recovering from St. Patrick's Day last month, another big drinking holiday hit us today (April 7): National Beer Day. The explosion of craft beer in the United States over the last decade, of course, warranted plenty of boozy collaborations between craft breweries and rock 'n' roll icons who love to get down with some ice cold ales. To help celebrate this sacred holiday, we've gather a list of eight bands who have done just that.READ MORE

Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead

5 Great Tracks from Phil Lesh on The Grateful Dead Bassist: 'Box of Rain,' 'New Potato Caboose' and More

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The biggest concert of the year, by this reporter's reckoning, has to be the "Fare Thee Well" concert series announced by the Grateful Dead to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's legendary shows at Soldier Field in Chicago. Although it will be the band's first official in decades (not counting The Dead gigs), none of the original members have been far from music, including bassist Phil Lesh, who has toured with Phil Lesh & Friends and the Other Ones. Music Times wants to celebrate Lesh's contributions to the Grateful Dead to honor his 75th birthday.READ MORE

A Grateful Dead performance circa 2009.

Grateful Dead Reunion: Deadheads Ask Chicago to Allow Parking in Soldier Field Lot for Jam Band's Last Stand with Trey Anastasio

Buzz 10:38AM EDT

Grateful Dead fans, the famous "Deadheads," are grateful that the band will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special series of shows at Chicago's Soldier Field, however they'd be especially grateful if the venue would allow them to camp in the parking lot between shows. Fans of the jam icons would often follow the group on the road and camp along the way, and the Deadheads want to do things right during their idols' last stand on the road.READ MORE

Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Show: More Golden Anniversary Shows from the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and More

Buzz 16:45PM EDT

Grateful Dead fans got huge news this week as the remaining members of the band announced they'd be joined by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio for three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field to mark the band's 50th anniversary. Here are five other legendary acts that celebratedREAD MORE

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath lost his finger tips...and not just because it was dark.

5 Musicians Who've Lost Fingers in Brutal Fashion, in Homage to Jose Canseco: Tony Iommi, Jerry Garcia and More

Buzz 18:25PM EDT

Jose Canseco isn't the only person who's lost a digit under bizarre circumstances. Check out five musicians who have lost fingers and still continued on to have excellent careers.READ MORE

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Music Times! Check 5 Epic Concerts That Occurred on October 31: Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead and More

Buzz 17:15PM EDT

Happy Halloween! Hopefully you've got fun plans tonight even if it isn't a concert, but many excellent shows have taken place on this most pagan of holidays over the years. Music Times opted to select six notable Halloween performances worth remembering:READ MORE

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