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

The Grateful Dead’s farewell shows in Santa Clara and Chicago drew a crowd of over 350,000 to the locations themselves, but that audience becomes even bigger when you factor in the pay-per-view audience that couldn’t physically be at the concerts but still wanted to take part in the experience.

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By: James Rettig / July 24, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Alex Bleeker Reviews The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Shows

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 »

By: Alex Bleeker / July 8, 2015 - 1:35 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, and a rainbow appeared over Levi’s Stadium during an extensive rendition of “Viola Lee Blues” at the end of their opening set. While many fans likely believed that the rainbow… More »

By: 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 celebrate their 50th birthday. Phish frontman Trey Anastasio will be Garcia’s stand-in, and even if you can’t make it out to Chicago over 4th of July weekend, you’ll be able… More »

By: 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?, and now the service has also put together a doc on the Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir. Judging by its trailer, The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2015 - 10:18 am