The Grateful Dead song "One Thing to Try" cautions listeners "Don't be a collector of more than you need," but that doesn't apply to tickets to the band's 50th anniversary reunion shows, which are fetching absurd prices on the secondary market.
After about a five year run, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have decided to call it quits for their current band. Neither are retiring from music, but the band Furthur is no more. The following is from the official Further website:
To our loyal Furthur fans and members of the Furthur community at furthur...
The Grateful Dead will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year, and they're marking the occasion with a film executive produced by Martin Scorsese and billed as "their first official career-spanning documentary."
Bob Dylan wasn't exactly at the peak of his career when he released 'Dylan & the Dead,' a collaborative live album with the Grateful Dead, on Feb. 6, 1989. In fact, he was pretty close to the bottom of his popularity, influence and creativity. And another live album -- his third in 10 years -- certainly didn't help matters.
A new Grateful Dead beer will be hitting the market this fall. The band worked with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to create American Beauty, a "bold pale ale made with 100 percent U.S.-grown ingredients." But it took a suggestion from a fan to get the mix just right.
Scheduling another opportunity for fans of the Grateful Dead to congregate nationally, the legendary San Francisco group will reach deep into the vaults to screen a previously unreleased concert performance for the first time ever.