Carlos Santana – The Interview

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III, the members of the legendary San Francisco outfit proved time and time again how the perfect musical alchemy could create a wondrous tapestry of timeless, […]

Good Memories: A Conversation with Marty Balin

Good Memories: A Conversation with Marty Balin

“One for Paul, one for Jorma, one for to make Jack’s bass rejoice, can’t you hear old Gracie wailin’, ah good memories that feed my head” sings former Jefferson Airplane/Starship lead vocalist Marty Balin about his former Airplane band mates on the song Good Memories, the title track of one of two new Marty Balin records issued simultaneously: Good Memories, a collection of newly-recorded acoustic tinged renditions of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship […]

Special ‘Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia’ Tribute Gig Set for May 14 (Details)

Special ‘Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia’ Tribute Gig Set for May 14 (Details)

Grateful Dead fans have July 4th weekend marked down as the BIGGEST day of 2015, since that’s when the special ‘Fare Thee Well’ 50th anniversary gig takes place at Chicago’s Soldier Field. But there’s now another event to mark as a ‘can’t-miss’ Dead Head party: a special tribute gig honoring Jerry Garcia, taking place at […]

Tickets for Grateful Dead ‘Fare Thee Well’ Festival in Chicago Are Very, Very Expensive

Tickets for Grateful Dead ‘Fare Thee Well’ Festival in Chicago Are Very, Very Expensive

When word was announced that the Grateful Dead were planning a July 4th weekend farewell concert event at Chicago’s Soldier Field, most probably assumed tickets would be hard to come by. They didn’t, perhaps, realize just HOW hot a ticket it’d be. Currently, tickets for the three-day fest will set you back at MINIMUM $1,300 (for […]

Out in May – Bill Kreutzmann’s Memoir ‘DEAL: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead’

Out in May – Bill Kreutzmann’s Memoir ‘DEAL: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead’

On May 5, longtime Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann will release DEAL: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead.  The hardcover book will be Kreutzmann’s fully-sanctioned memoir recounting his days around the Grateful Dead. As a core member, Kreutzmann no doubt has some incredible stories and anecdotes to recollect, resulting in what’s sure […]

‘Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday’ DVD/Blu-ray Now Available (Trailer)

‘Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday’ DVD/Blu-ray Now Available (Trailer)

Back in August, the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir held a special event at his TRI Studios in San Rafael, California to honor the memory of his late friend/colleague Jerry Garcia. This week, a DVD/Blu-ray titled Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday was released. (Click here to buy the DVD and here to buy the Blu-ray […]

Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues

It used to be that only politicians and war heroes were immortalized on statues that honored their accomplishments. So it’s a good thing that today you’re more likely to see a statue of Lennon than of Lenin. Many hometowns of rock stars were once ashamed of the excessive lifestyles of their native sons. Today they […]