Behind The Song: The Grateful Dead, “Ripple”

This article appears in the September/October 2015 issue, now available on newsstands.  As a result of their well-deserved reputation as the preeminent live act of their era, it’s understandable that the studio recordings of The Grateful Dead can be somewhat … Continued

Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebration, the Grateful Dead are releasing their largest box set to date. The 80-disc compilation, named 30 Trips Around the Sun, catalogs the band’s illustrious career over thirty influential, transformative years from 1965 to 1995. … Continued

The Grateful Dead Announce 50th Anniversary Shows

The Grateful Dead, the notoriously inventive and relentless rock n’ roll band from San Francisco, has come out of unofficial touring retirement, booking a three night stay at Chicago’s Soldier Field this summer to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. For … Continued

“Truckin,’” The Grateful Dead

It’s become a bit of a cliché among music fans who don’t consider themselves Deadheads to dismiss the band’s studio albums with the exception of 1970’s divine doubleheader, Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty. That’s a bit of an oversimplification, but … Continued

The Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead Movie

The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead Movie Shout Factory! Rating: Relentless touring and nightly construction of the Wall of Sound (the band’s legendary PA system) cost The Grateful Dead their energy and stamina by the mid ’70s. If the wear-and-tear … Continued