XPN MusicNotes: The Grateful Dead to reform w/ John Mayer, & Keith Richards says The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s was “Rubbish!”


Just a few weeks after their “fare thee well” concerts in Chcago, members of the Grateful Dead are planning to reform with John Mayer.

Billboard exclusively reports that three of the Dead’s “core four” players — guitarist Bob Weir and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann — plan to continue with John Mayer on guitar. Their first performance as Dead & Company is set for Halloween night (Oct. 31) at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the Grateful Dead had played more than 50 times since its formation in 1965. Joining the group on bass is Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers and Aquarium Rescue Unit and Ratdog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

The Beatles- Rolling Stones feud is apparently still alive and kicking & this time it’s Keith Richards stirring things up again.


In an interview with Esquire, Keith says:

“The Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles,” he said. “But there’s not a lot of roots in that music. I think they got carried away. Why not? If you’re the Beatles in the Sixties, you just get carried away – you forget what it is you wanted to do. You’re starting to do Sgt. Pepper. Some people think it’s a genius album, but I think it’s a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like Satanic Majesties – ‘Oh, if you can make a load of sh**, so can we.'”

Read more here.


On Twitter last night Ryan Adams said he plans to cover Taylor Swift’s 1989 album in full, to which Swift replied “I’m gonna pass out from excitement!”

Read how it Tweeted out here.



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