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Grateful Dead Stories

Here's The Grateful Dead: Cornell '77 Mini Documentary

Last week, when Deadheads nationwide gathered in movie theaters to watch a remastered version of the classic The Grateful Dead movie, ticket holders were treated to a mini-documentary on the legendary Cornell 77 shows.Now, with only two weeks to go before the 40th anniversary of the famed Barton Hall show, and its long-awaited official...

Grateful Dead’s “Long Strange Trip” Soundtrack Combines Unreleased and Classic Material

By: Alex WoodThe long-awaited Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip will be released in select theaters on May 26 and on Amazon Prime Video on June 2. News and reviews have been slowly trickling in from advance screenings and this week, the details of the movies soundtrack were released, along with a full tracklist.The documentarys primary...

Fifteen Chicago Area Theaters To Host Special Grateful Dead Movie Screening 4/20/17

You may have seen the The Grateful Dead Movie before, but in honor of it's 40th anniversary, it's being packaged like never before.Fifteen Chicago area theaters and about 500 nation wide will particpate in the annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies on April, 20th.The Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast-directed film, was filmed...

18 Artists Performing 18 Different Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at age 90.  It may be easier for him to stake the claim as the "inventor of rock and roll" than any other musician.Look no further than the artists who have adopted his songs into their own repertoire.  And it's not just one tune.  Sure there...

Stream Or Download | The Dead Play Chuck Berry

Creative archive.org user Eyesoftheworld94 has uploaded another notable collection to the site with the recent news..While the Dead themselves only performed four different Berry songs publicly, he's included a soundcheck take on "Thirty Days" from 12/12/73 and selections from various solo and special projects -- Jerry Garcia Band, Kingfish, Mother...

Seven Quotes And A Clip | Long Strange Trip Has South By Southwest Screening

We've been eagerly awaiting the June 2 premeire of the Amazon Original documentary Long Strange Trip for some time now.  The four hour film had some additional screenings this past week at South By Southwest, and got thrust back in the spotlight again.We've collected some high profile quotes and the first publicly available clip...

Bill Walton Defends Donna, Recounts Legendary Dick Latvala Tale In Far-reaching Podcast

Bill Walton will always deliver solid sound bites when broadcasting a game or during an in-studio appearance.  But I think the podcast may be the ideal format for the man.Luckily, the team at Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast have delivered a two-parter that unleashes the big man to chat...

Legendary May 1977 Grateful Dead Shows Will See Release Upon 40th Anniversary

It's finally here.  The most requested show in Grateful Dead history is seeing its official release.The Cornell (May 8) 1977 show has long been considered one of the greatest of all time. (Or, if you hang out with more jaded heads, not even the best show that week).  Lucky for us, the entire run,...

VIDEO | Holly Bowling "Unbroken Chain" & More @ City Winery 2/9/17

Photo: Philamonjaro Studio | Video: madpickenHolly Bowling nails a beautiful, solo piano rendition of Phil Lesh's "Unbroken Chain" from her show at City Winery Chicago on February 9th.There's some "hand-cam" action in this two camera edit from madpicken.UPDATE:  Here's "Wingsuit" by Phish...and "Althea"..."Scents & Subtle Sounds"...and the...

NatGeo Piece On "Dark Star" Cave Contains Uncanny, Unintentional Grateful Dead References

No matter how you slice it, Michael Synnott's National Geographic piece on a system of high altitude caves is a fascinating read.  But the cave also happens to be named "Dark Star", which itself should bring a smile to a Deadhead's face.Let's be clear, the name was inspired not by The Dead's...