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NEWS // Ghost Debut New Song “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”

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Ghost Debut New Song “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”

“From The Pinnacle To The Pit” off the upcoming album MELIORA out August 21, 2015.

NEWS // Meet the Artists Behind the Limited Edition Grateful Dead Posters

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Meet the Artists Behind the Limited Edition Grateful Dead Posters

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This weekend offers Grateful Dead fans their last three chances to see the band live—and to scoop up official concert merchandise.

At Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium, there will be 22 different pieces of 50th anniversary apparel available, from skull-and-lightning bolt tie-dye T-shirts to dancing bear onesies, along with tchotchkes like coffee mugs and pins in five styles. But the swag that hardcore collectors are salivating most over are the concert posters sold exclusively at the venue, which in most cases are different than the ones hawked at last weekend’s Dead dates in Santa Clara, Calif.

“If we only had one or two designs, we’d need to print so many that it would be far less special,” says Ted Mattes, Creative Director for Global Merchandising Services. The company also makes merch for acts like One Direction and Motorhead, and won the exclusive rights to produce gear for the Dead’s 50th anniversary concerts.

Mattes recruited the artists who produced the posters, including some who had not created stuff for the Dead or similar jam bands before, such as U.K. illustrator Richey Beckett. (His poster, featuring a nude maiden clutching an American flag, is said to be bassist Phil Lesh’s favorite.)

Click HERE to read the complete story at the Wall Street Journal site.

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