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Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the late Jerry Garcia. Alex Bleeker, who has covered the Dead with his bands Real Estate and the Freaks, was in attendance all three nights. We asked him to share hisMore »

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If you think this idea screams "morning radio," you would be entirely correct, but it's still a nice story. "The Boob Project" is a big…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2015 - 10:10 am

Keith Richards Trashes Grateful Dead, Too, But Won’t Diss Taylor Swift

Keith Richards' troll game is without peer. You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him. And you can't contain him! Last week,…
Michael Nelson | September 10, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “The Rest” (Stereogum Premiere)

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Chris DeVille | August 10, 2015 - 10:33 am

Grateful Dead Farewell Concerts Were The Most-Watched Music PPV Event Ever

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James Rettig | July 24, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Some People Think The Grateful Dead Produced The Rainbow Seen At First Farewell Show

The surviving core members of the Grateful Dead played the first show of their Fare Thee Well tour on Saturday night in Santa Clara, CA,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 29, 2015 - 4:45 pm

The Grateful Dead’s Chicago Farewell Shows Will Stream On SiriusXM

It will never technically be the Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia, but the surviving members of the band announced a trio of farewell shows to…
Caitlin White | June 4, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Watch The Trailer For Netflix’s Bob Weir Documentary

Netflix appears to be diving completely into the music-documentary pool. We've already seen the trailer for the forthcoming Nina Simone doc What Happened, Miss Simone?,…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2015 - 10:18 am