Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen Pink Floyd In 1963, future Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason went through band names that included the Meggadeaths, the Screaming Abdabs, Leonard’s […]

Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun

Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun

Guitarist Neal Casal and keyboardist Adam MacDougall are best known as indispensable members of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, an outstanding live band due largely to their ability to seamlessly blend jam-band, blues, country, soul, southern rock and psychedelic influences in their endlessly energetic, melodic and captivating shows. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, often referred to as […]

Dead & Company Announce Big 2019 Summer Tour

Dead & Company Announce Big 2019 Summer Tour

Dead & Company photo: Danny Clinch Ever since Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann gathered together for their Dead & Company tour celebrating the work of the Grateful Dead, fans just couldn’t get enough — and, eventually, John Mayer Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers Band and RatDog’s Jeff Chimenti joined the fray for […]

Enjoy Some Festive Rock and Roll-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween

Enjoy Some Festive Rock and Roll-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween

It’s here — today is Halloween, the annual holiday when kids across North America (and some out-of-place older kids, probably) will head out trick-or-treating, going door-to-door to ask for candy from strangers. While it’s an admittedly odd custom from a general standpoint, it’s one we love so dearly thanks to our collective crippling addiction to […]

Happy Life! An Interview With Renowned Music-Art Illustrator Mike DuBois

Happy Life! An Interview With Renowned Music-Art Illustrator Mike DuBois

WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK – Often described as a visionary in the artistry of “music and concert posters,” the vast artworks of Mike DuBois are widely known throughout the music-art community and beyond. As a poster illustrator, painter, fantasy artist and tie-dyed t-shirt producer, Mike has created an unmistakable style and built a unique brand, having […]

Acclaimed 2017 Grateful Dead Doc ‘Long Strange Trip’ Hitting Blu-ray/DVD in November

Acclaimed 2017 Grateful Dead Doc ‘Long Strange Trip’ Hitting Blu-ray/DVD in November

In 2017, filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev impressed with his documentary film, Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead, which premiered at Sundance, lists Martin Scorsese as an executive producer and has, until now, only been available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. On November 9, the doc will be made available on Blu-ray and DVD, […]

Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen’s New Book ‘Been So Long’ Recalls His Journey from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna and Beyond

Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen’s New Book ‘Been So Long’ Recalls His Journey from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna and Beyond

Jorma Kaukonen has been a force in rock music for more than a half-century. A founding member of two groundbreaking bands – Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna – the singer-guitarist has just released his new autobiography, Been So Long: My Life and Music. Kaukonen’s guitar work with the Airplane helped define psychedelic rock guitar; at the […]

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