Members of Phil & Friends and RatDog Form Bands
Musicians from two notable national acts have decided to focus their energies on a side project. Phil and Friends Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring will join RatDogs Bob Weir and Jeff Chimenti to tour this summer in a group they are tentatively naming The Dead. The five musicians, who will focus much of their shows on material written by other songwriters, indicate they may add an additional drummer or two into the mix.
In a related note, some of the remaining band members have confirmed they too will get together to tour under the name The OTHER Other Ones. Drummers Jay Lane and John Molo, bassist Robin Sylvester, keyboardist Rob Barraco, and guitarist Mark Karan will play a twenty five date US tour spanning both coasts. ‘The Dead might be able to give fans a Dark Star or a Scarlet Begonias, ‘ said Molo, ‘ but only we will regularly give them the K.C. Moans and No More Do I’s that they really crave.’