The Dead to rise for tour this spring

The Dead to rise for tour this spring

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the iconic rock group the Grateful Dead have announced plans to embark on their first U.S. concert tour in five years.

Love and respect at bluesman's wake

ST.LOUIS, Mo., April 22 (UPI) -- There was a lot of love and respect shown at bluesman Johnnie Johnson's musicians' wake in St. Louis -- but no one should be surprised.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

New York Post columnist reported Madonna has a bit of theater critic in her. Boy George's semi-autobiographic play "Taboo," a hit in London and heading for Broadway, had a character that resembled Madonna in its original book before the Material Girl got
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley were all on hand Monday to pay tribute to Timothy White, the late editor in chief of Billboard Magazine.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) debuted at No. 1 on the British album chart and is expected to follow suit in the United States when strong opening-week numbers are counted.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Grateful Dead fans are eagerly awaiting the Aug. 3-4 reunion of the surviving members of the band at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wis. "Terrapin Station" is the first full-fledged reunion of the former bandmates since Dead vocalist/guitarist
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

By United Press International

Jeff Chimenti is an American keyboardist, best known for his ongoing work with Ratdog. He is also a member of The Dead, the continuation of the Grateful Dead.

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Chimenti began playing piano when he was four and he studied formally from the age of seven to around the time he finished high school. Once he graduated from high school, he began playing in bands around the Bay area. He played in local jazz bands as well as Les Claypool's Frog Brigade; he's also played back-up for pop acts such as En Vogue.

He was playing in Dave Ellis's jazz quartet when Ellis was hired to play saxophone in Ratdog. Ellis informed him that Ratdog was also looking for a new keyboardist. Chimenti was hired and played his first show 28 May 1997.

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