Bob Weir Says Plenty Of Dead & Company And RatDog Coming
As reported Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir sat for a Periscope Q&A conducted by race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Munter, who happens to be Bobby’s sister-in-law, yesterday afternoon. While most of conversation focused on Weir’s environmental activism and the Racing Extinction movie, Bobby did answer a question about his plans for 2016.
Towards the end of the chat Munter asked, “when will fans get to see more Dead & Company and RatDog in the future?” Weir responded, “soon come, there will be plenty of both in the future” and clarified “both RatDog and Dead & Company.” He went on talk about the current Dead & Company moniker, “I’m pushing to change the name to DeadCo because it’s a lot easier to say.” Bobby added about Dead & Company, or should we say DeadCo, “we had enough fun on that last tour to see every clear indication that we oughta chase that muse.”
RatDog last performed in 2014 and has been mothballed since. A few years back Weir talked about changing the RatDog moniker as well on SiriusXM’s Tales From The Golden Road program, where he stated in regards to his band, “I think one of the things we can do to kick that off is to go back to our old name Scaring The Children, which I think we’re going to do this year.” Weir’s RatDog outfit hasn’t changed names yet. The last lineup of the band featured Weir joined by Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, Robin Sylvester and Rob Wasserman.
Watch the entire interview here.