Trey Anastasio Thrilled To Be Part Of Grateful Dead Reunion

. (Classic Rock) Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio admits he had some concerns when he was asked to join the Grateful Dead for their farewell shows. He was asked by bassist Phil Lesh to join the group for their upcoming reunion concerts marking the band's 50th anniversary.

And while he says it was "a thrill and an honour," he was filled with some trepidation about filling in for late founding member Jerry Garcia, who died in 1995.

Anastasio tells Rolling Stone: "I thought about it for a minute, tried to think about the implications. Phil said all four of them thought it was the right thing.

"He talked about the healthy relationships between the band members and said it was going to be a real positive experience. And Phil said, 'This is the last time I'm doing this.' He seemed pretty definitive about that." Read more here.

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