May 2017

Chris Robinson is Not a Fan

Ex Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson is not a fan of John Mayer's Grateful Dead. Recently on the Howard Stern Show, he called the Grateful Dead "a giant nipple that everyone sucks off to get money." He went on to call Jerry Garcia one of his heroes, saying that John Mayer is the anti-Garcia, standing for everything that is the opposite of what Garcia stood for during his lifetime.

Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions

Casual fans of the Grateful Dead may not realize that the band existed as a completely different band before it became known as the Grateful Dead. Garcia, Weir and Pigpen all were members of another band before they went on to create one of the best bands to ever exist. The band was known as Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions, which was also the name of their album. The album may have been recorded in 1969, but it was not released until 30 years later in 1999 because the tapes were thought to have been lost in the shuffle.