Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann Releasing Memoir This Spring
. Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann has announced that he will be releasing his memoir, which was written by him and Relix and Esquire contributor Benjy Eisen.
Entitled "Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead" is set to be released on May 5th by St. Martin's Press. The hardcover will include 416 pages.
The synopsis says in part, "Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill's incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph.
"But at this book's beating heart is the music--theirs and others. Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the Grateful Dead's career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and The Who, to playing in the Acid Tests, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont.
"Bill's life is a chronicle of American music and pop culture history and his epic personal journey is one of sonic discovery and thrilling experiences." You can preorder the book, read more and see the cover art, here.