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    Watch Phish Cover Neil Young, Take “Halley’s Comet” Deep On This Day In 2000

    One of the things we all love about Phish is their ability to surprise. That effect was in full force on this day in 2000, when the band took the stage at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The Vermont four-piece opened the show with the debut of “Come On Baby, Let’s Go Downtown,” a […]

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    The Grateful Dead Played A 32-Minute “The Other One” On This Day In 1972

    1972 was a banner year for the Grateful Dead, as the band was at the peak of their ability to combine psychedelic jamming with legitimate and impressive songwriting. The shows they were playing throughout that whole year were truly remarkable, including the set from the Baltimore Civic Center on this day 45 years ago. The whole show rips from […]

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    Phil Lesh Makes His Sole Appearance With Phish, On This Day In 1999 [Watch]

    Passing the torch. It’s a phrase that circulates around the jam music scene when a member of an older, reputable band joins a younger, reputable band on stage. The term circulated when Phish’s Page McConnell sat in with Twiddle not too long ago. Naturally, the phrase also made its way around on this day 18 years ago, when Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh sat […]

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    Phish Welcomes Warren Haynes To Jam On Led Zeppelin Cover, On This Day In 1999

    As Phish steamrolled through a powerful fall tour in 1999, the band stopped at the famed Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA for an unforgettable performance on this day 17 years ago. The show was highlighted by a number of exciting moments, including a bust out of Allen Toussaint’s “On Your Way Down” for the […]

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    Listen To Jimi Hendrix’s Last Recorded Performance, On This Day In 1970

    All music fans know the tragic story of Jimi Hendrix, the sensational guitarist who’s life was tragically cut short at the age of 27. Hendrix was a musical phenomenon, and his musicianship was only growing as he continued to gain more experience and exposure. Hendrix’s last-ever recorded performance was actually a guest appearance. On September 16th, […]

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    Celebrate Neil Peart’s Birthday With This Outrageous Drum Solo [Watch]

    Today marks the 65th birthday of Rush drummer Neil Peart, unequivocally considered to be one of the best rhythm makers in all of music. Peart’s ability to pour powerful energy into complex and unusual meters is what defines his style, especially in a progressive rock outfit like Rush. With so many musically-trained listeners tuning into the Rush catalog, […]

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    Celebrate Mickey Hart’s Birthday With The Evolution Of “Drums > Space” [Videos]

    Today marks the 74th birthday of famed Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. In their earliest days, the Grateful Dead was a one-drummer band, as Bill Kreutzmann held things down behind the kit. The addition of Hart to the lineup enabled the Dead to push their improvisation into deeper territories, with every note amplified by the dual percussive combination. Hart was a […]

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    Celebrating Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan’s Birthday With 10 Early Grateful Dead Performances

    On this day in 1945, the legendary founding keyboardist of the Grateful Dead—Ron “Pigpen” McKernan—was born. Best known for his prodigious blues and R&B acumen, his inspired harmonica playing, and deep, soulful vocals, Pigpen was a pivotal member of the Dead during their most formative years. Whether it was his humorous ranting takes on “Turn […]

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    Watch The Grateful Dead Smoke Their 1991 Tour Opener [Full Set Video]

    Twenty-six years ago, the Grateful Dead descended on the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, OH to kick off a fall tour in style. After a few weeks off the road, the band was eager to get back into action, and delivered quite the memorable barn burner for fans at the Ohio performance. Opening with “Let The Good Times Roll,” the […]

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    Jackie Greene To Lead Members Of Dead & Co, moe., Twiddle In Charity Grateful Dead Tribute

    What’s better than seeing a lineup of all-star musicians performing the music of the Grateful Dead? Knowing that proceeds from the event will go to the incredible charitable efforts of the esteemed organization, Rock and Wrap It Up! That’s what’s happening with Jackie Greene & Friends on September 14th at Brooklyn Bowl, when the ever-talented Greene will lead a […]

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