Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have disbanded Further, but it isn't all bad news for Deadheads. In a note on the jam band's now-closed website, they say they'll be "keeping very busy over the foreseeable future."
Many fans have taken that to mean Weir and Lesh have big plans for the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary next year. Back in January, Weir told Rolling Stone he felt they had to do "something commemorative," adding, "we owe it to the fans, we owe it to the songs, we owe it to ourselves."
Lesh and Weir put Further together in 2009 shortly after the Grateful Dead reunited for Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. They've spent the past few years playing festivals and other live gigs that included a mix of new material and Grateful Dead classics.
But even if another Grateful Dead reunion doesn't come together, fans still have something to look forward to in 2015. A new career-spanning documentary is in the works with Martin Scorsese on board as executive producer and Amir Bar-Lev set to direct.
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