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Dead & Company Announce Fall Tour

The Grateful Dead offshoot group Dead & Company have announced a fall North American tour.The tour, which follows their extensive jaunt through North America this summer, begins with a two-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden on November 12 and 14, and rolls mostly through the East Coast, with a few scattered stops in the South. You can see the full itinerary below."It’s been... …

How to Play Three of Jerry Garcia's Most Influential Grateful Dead Riffs

In honor of the late Jerry Garcia's would-be 75th birthday (August 1), the wonderful lads and lasses over at Reverb.com have come up with a few new lessons in honor of the late Grateful Dead frontman and guitarist.The first video, which you can (obviously) check out below, focuses on a much-loved Grateful Dead medley—"Help on the Way" and the intricate and relentlessly building "Slipknot!"As... …

How 1970's 'Workingman’s Dead' Changed the Grateful Dead Forever

What a difference a year makes. In February 1969, the Grateful Dead recorded a series of shows at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom and Fillmore West in the hope of finally capturing on tape the psychedelic alchemy of their already legendary onstage interplay.The double album Live Dead, released in November that year, showcased the Dead at their adventurous and exploratory acid-peak best and... …

Plastic-Free "Ocean" Guitar Unveiled in Honor of Jerry Garcia's 75th Birthday

In honor of the late Jerry Garcia's would-be 75th birthday (August 1), the Jerry Garcia Foundation has commissioned luthier and artist Tom Lieber to create an eco-friendly, plastic-free electric guitar. The new guitar, named "Ocean," is made from sustainable maple and features a fingerboard inlay image of a Garcia's etching titled "Fish."The instrument will be played at benefit events to... …

Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia Talks Gear, His Near-Fatal Illness and 'In The Dark'

Here's an interview with the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia from the December 1987 issue of Guitar World, which features Joe Perry on the cover. The original story ran with the headline, "Back From the Dead: A little grey around the edges but still as out there as ever, Dead Head Jerry Garcia is pickin’ his way to prosperity."To see the Joe Perry cover—and all the GW covers from 1987—click here... …

The Acoustic Stylings of the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia is best known as the lead guitar player and primary singer/songwriter of the Grateful Dead.Though they are regarded as pioneers of the “jam band” genre that rose to prominence in the late Sixties, the Grateful Dead, unlike many of their counterculture contemporaries, never faltered with the changing times.Up until Garcia’s passing in 1995, they toured tirelessly, followed on the... …

The Grateful Dead's 50 Best Live Performances

Two years removed from the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary celebration and the triumphant “Fare Thee Well” stadium concerts in their native San Francisco Bay Area and in Chicago, the surprising, resurgent Deadmania has not subsided.Indeed, the events of that year seem to have both rekindled the ardor for the group’s music in many Deadheads who dropped off the psychedelic bus following Jerry... …

Jerry Garcia's "Wolf" Guitar Sells for $1.9 Million

Jerry Garcia’s infamous “Wolf” guitar hit the auction block at last night's Guernsey's auction in Brooklyn—and its sale will wind up raising more than $3 million for charity.The guitar was bought by Brian Halligan, CEO of marketing group HubSpot and a lifelong Deadhead.Halligan paid $1.9 million, which includes the buyer's premium, and his $1.6 million pre-premium bid was matched by an... …

Watch Chris Robinson Recount His Hilarious Grateful Dead Story

Chris Robinson recently sat down with author and journalist Alan Paul for a live interview organized by BackStory Events and Guitar World.The former Black Crowes frontman discussed his upcoming release with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Barefoot in the Head, as well as his musical background and more. Not surprisingly, the singer had a ton of hilarious stories to share.Robinson recalls one... …

Jerry Garcia's Custom "Wolf" Guitar to Be Auctioned in Brooklyn

Jerry Garcia’s infamous “Wolf” guitar will once again hit the auction block with Guernsey’s—but this time to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).Guernsey’s previously sold the guitar in 2002 at Studio 54, where it fetched nearly $1 million, more than doubling the existing world record for any guitar ever sold.Now, Wolf’s buyer, wishing to support the important efforts of the Southern... …

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