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Three Grateful Dead Stars Team Up With John Mayer for New Tour

Three of the four "core" Grateful Dead members have decided that this summer's five "Fare Thee Well" shows weren't the end of their time together after all.

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Could There Be More Grateful Dead Shows?

When the Grateful Dead announced their Fare Thee Well shows, they insisted that their July 5 concert would be their last ever. But if drummer Bill Kreutzmann had his way, they would do a few more.

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Grateful Dead: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Fare Thee Well’

Now that the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary "Fare Thee Well" shows are on the books, it's time to take a look back at — and behind the scenes of — the concert event of the season.

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Watch the Empire State Building Honor the Grateful Dead With Synchronized Light Show

While the Grateful Dead were in the midst of their 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well dates at Chicago's Soldier Field, the band received a once-in-a-lifetime public tribute hundreds of miles away.

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Grateful Dead to Release ‘Fare Thee Well’ Concerts on CD and DVD

The Grateful Dead have announced plans to sell audio and video of their final concerts.

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Grateful Dead Announce Two More Reunion Shows, ‘But This Is It’

The Grateful Dead have added two additional reunion shows amid a frenzy of interest.

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Grateful Dead Fans Can’t Camp Outside Soldier Field Before Reunion Shows

Word to the wise, Chicago residents: Be on the lookout for a marked increase in sleepy-looking Vanagon drivers this Fourth of July weekend.

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36 Years Ago: The Winterland Ballroom Closes With Epic Grateful Dead Concert

The Winterland Ballroom closed on December 31, 1978, with an epic Grateful Dead concert.

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25 Years Ago: Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead Release ‘Dylan & the Dead’

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.

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40 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release ‘Wake of the Flood’

The Grateful Dead went three years between studio albums in the period leading up to 'Wake of the Flood.' Over that time, blues-soaked keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan had died, and his replacement, Keith Godchaux, would take the group into jazzier territory on the 1973 return.

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Grateful Dead Beer’s Secret Ingredient Is Something Very Grateful Deady

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.

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Grateful Dead’s 1972 Benefit Concert Set for Release

On Aug. 1, the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday, Dead Heads got a treat: a special one-time theatrical showing of a 1972 benefit concert the Grateful Dead performed in Veneta, Ore., for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. But if you missed it, you're in luck. The Dead are releasing the whole thing on CD, DVD, LP and via digital download.

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