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Bob Weir Stories

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers - May 2017

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers is a monthly Tomorrow's Verse feature which takes a look at the diverse set of artists -- in the GD family and beyond -- who are diving into the catalog.1.Let's start with Bobby, but here he's not with any of his established bands.  ...

Sammy Hagar & Friends Offers Acoustic Weir & Friends Set, New Foo Fighters Tune

[instagram id="BUKQri_hfmQ"]James Hetfield (currently on tour with Metallica) and Sammy Hagar have been hosting Acoustic-4-A-Cure shows for several years, and the fourth edition was hosted at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium on Monday.With Hetfield away, Hagar started things off before inviting his friend and frequent Bay Area collaborator Bob Weir to...

These Official Wanee 2017 Videos Are Incredible

The Southern USA is the place to be this weekend.  With Sweetwater 420 Fest in Atlanta and Wanee in Florida, jam acts are making the festival rounds.Wanee has seen several of our favorites on the same days, and they've not been shy about doing a little collaboration.The official YouTube channel of the fest (...

Full Show Audio | Bob Weir Welcomes George Porter Jr. In New Orleans 4/18/17

 A post shared by Matt Busch (@mattbusch28) on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:14pm PDT  It's hard to top Bob Weir when it comes to inspring the next few generations of jammers, but Meters bassist George Porter Jr. likely gives him a good challenge.That's why it was so satisifying to hear when Bobby hooked...

VIDEO | Jerry Garcia's Only Solo Performance As A Member Of Grateful Dead

Jerry Garcia peformed thousands of shows with the Grateful Dead, hundreds more with various configuration of the Jerry Garcia Band, and when you throw in NPRS, Garcia / Grisman, Old & In The Way, and duo gigs with John Kahn, he was thankfully no stranger to the stage.But solo and acoustic Jerry was rare indeed....

What A Difference A Weir Makes | Video From Los Muertos Con Queso

Shit happens.  Sometimes quite literally.Bob Weir had to sit out the first of two Los Muertos shows during the new group's debut at the Los Muertos Con Queso destination event in Mexico -- food poisoning the official explanation.It had to be disappointing for Deadheads making the trip down to the co-headlined (with...

'Long Strange Trip' Premiered At Sundance And The Reviews Are In

By May, Amazon Video subscribers will get a chance to watch (or maybe more appropriately binge-watch) the nearly four hour documentary on the Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip, which had its world premiere last night at the Sundance Film Festival.There's a whole cottage industry of chronicling the Grateful Dead in print and film, and...

Review / Photos / Audio / Video | Bob Weir @ Chicago Theatre 10/20/16

Photos: Mandy Pichler PhotographyDeadheads have always had reason to love and celebrate Bob Weir.As author and voice of dozens of our favorite songs, his primary and distinct disadvange in bringing along the rest of the world was sharing the stage with the guy who wrote and sang hundreds of them.Bob was...

The Bob Weir Sit-In Was Uncharacteristic, Yet Essential, Phish

Photos: Rene Huemer (@Phish_FTR) | Video Go See Live MusicAfter more than seven years, the 3.0 era of Phish has offered many looks, with periodic ebbs and flows, ample fuel for both the fluffers and the haters.But a general theme has held true since the "return".  Phish have looked decidedly inward, fortified...

VIDEO | Bob Weir Joins Wilco in California 9/17/16

Photo via wilco InstagramBob Weir has some history appearing with Wilco (he even guests on their contribution to the enormo-Dead Tribute Album Day Of The Dead, "St. Stephen").He joined the band again last weekend in California as a part of their Schmilco tour, and recently full video of the sit-in has emerged, and...