RNR News and Notes Archives for 2022-10

The ABCs of The Grateful Dead: New Illustrated Book Aims to Introduces Kids to the Grateful Dead

The release of a new children's book titled The ABCs of The Grateful Dead  has been announced.  The book - an alphabetical history of the Grateful Dead - aims at at introducing a new era of fans to the band.   Howie Abrams wrote the book and features vibrant illustrations by  Michael “Kaves” McLeer.



What do you think A is for? 

The book is due to be released on Nov. 22 via Permuted Press. 


Watch Eddie Vedder & The Earthlings cover The Cure's 'Just Like Heaven' in Las Vegas

Eddie Vedder& The Earthlings closed out a brief run of dates w last night (October 7) at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas. The set featured songs from Vedder’s third solo album Earthling but it was a first time cover during the encore that highlighted the set  


Beforehand playing the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” - Vedder told the crowd that the song was on the playlist for the COVID-era dance parties he held with his wife Jill in their garage - yes - they invested in disco lights and smoke machines. “I will always have great memories of those incredible dance parties ... The kids would come in and check on us and kind of get embarrassed and have to leave, but we had a fuckin’ blast. This is one of the ones that we would play. We’ve never played it before — we only played it about an hour ago right before we came out, but we’re gonna try it now.”


Check out some fan captured footage below - 




Bruce Springsteen Joined The Killers OnStage For Three Songs At Madison Square Garden (WATCH)

The Killers Imploding The Mirage tour was delayed (a few years) but is off to a rousing start .. Lindsey Buckingham came out with the band in Los Angeles and this Saturday - they performed in New York City at Madison Square Garden, and this time they had Bruce Springsteen come out for a three song encore - “Badlands,” “A Dustland Fairytale” and wrapped up the night with “Born To Run.”


Watch videos of the performance below





Eddie Vedder Sang Temple of the Dog & Joined Stevie Nicks Onstage at Ohana Fest (WATCH)

Eddie Vedder's Ohana Festival was another epic weekend of music. 


Friday night - Vedder joined Stevie Nicks on stage during her headlining set at for a performance of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” - from her first solo album Bella Donna.  The song was originally a duet withTom Petty - but Friday . Vedder filled in for the late Petty. 




Saturday night - Vedder co headlined with Jack White  ... and Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer, ex-Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, and Andrew Watt) played mostly new material ... they were joined at one point by ex Heartbreaker Mike Campbell. 


Near the end of the set - Eddie played an emotional rendition of Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike”