Bob Weir Names Songs That Dead & Company Plan To Debut This Summer

first_imgWith Dead & Company tour just a few short weeks away, the band’s two iconic guitarists – Bob Weir and John Mayer – spoke to Rolling Stone at length about their upcoming plans. The two touched on everything from Mayer’s newfound passion for the Grateful Dead to specific plans for the band’s future, including a number of songs they’d like to play out on stage.According to the interview , Dead & Company are planning to add 20 more original Grateful Dead songs to the summer rotation, including “Passenger” and “Weather Report Suite.” He also spoke about some more tunes in the article, saying, “We need to finish up where ‘St. Stephen’ goes – there are other sections we didn’t have time to get to…”He continues, “And I’d like to work up ‘Box of Rain,’… The vocal register is right in John’s wheelhouse. I think I’ve talked him into it.” Weir also mentions “Days Between” in the article, but the interview must have been conducted before the band’s free performance last Monday, May 23rd at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. The group debuted that song, as well as “Big Railroad Blues” and “Queen Jane Approximately” for the performance. Watch it all here.John Mayer also recently spoke about some new songs on the docket, including “Dire Wolf,” “Throwing Stones,” “High Time” and “Foolish Heart.” Read more about that here.What else does the future hold for Dead & Company? A possible studio session, according to Weir. After another tour or two, the band is considering a visit to the studio to record something that combines new material with songs “never fully addressed” by the Dead in the studio, like “The Other One” or “Dark Star.” Says Weir, “That would be something of an adventure.”The interview also sees Weir juxtaposing Mayer with Trey Anastasio, who was on hand to celebrate the Dead’s 50th anniversary at the five Fare Thee Well performances. “John is a classicist by nature. Trey is more of an iconoclast… Juxtaposing Trey’s take on the material with the insights John brings got me looking at all of the songs afresh.”It’s nice to hear Bob Weir so excited about the Grateful Dead’s music, and about Dead & Company. Considering he recently spoke about his intentions to tour for the rest of his life, we can’t wait to see what the future will bring for Dead & Co! The tour starts June 10th, and full dates can be read here.[H/t Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Adani aims to hook Australia, India, and Bangladesh on coal for decades

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享New York Times:The story of Adani and its Australian project illustrates why the world keeps burning coal despite its profound danger — and despite falling prices for options like natural gas, wind and solar.Coal is in steep decline in wealthier countries, including the United States and across Western Europe, mostly because of competition from those alternative energy sources. But in Asia, demand for coal, the main source of energy, is growing. That’s because it is plentiful, the appetite is huge and the alternatives are fewer.Government support is also key to coal’s survival. Subsidies for coal-fired power plants have nearly tripled in recent years in the Group of 20 countries, according to a study by the Overseas Development Institute and two other groups. In rich countries, that’s helped to keep coal on life support. In developing countries, it means coal continues to thrive.Moreover, Mr. Adani said, “nation building” was part of his business philosophy. At the heart of that, he said, was the question of “how to make India energy secure.”Regardless of whether India has a choice about coal, Mr. Adani’s empire of mines, cargo ships, ports and power plants depends heavily on it. And he has invested enormous effort to make sure coal will not go away anytime soon.“Throw enough subsidies and anything can be viable,” said Tim Buckley, an analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “If they did not have special treatment back in India they wouldn’t be able to use expensive Australian sourced coal viably.”More: How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades Adani aims to hook Australia, India, and Bangladesh on coal for decadeslast_img read more

Unai Emery backs Dani Ceballos to be Arsenal’s key man under Mikel Arteta after Premier League restart

first_imgDani Ceballos will play a key role in Arsenal’s end to the season, says Unai Emery (Getty)Unai Emery has backed Dani Ceballos to be a key player for Mikel Arteta once Arsenal’s Premier League season resumes.Ceballos was signed on loan from Real Madrid last summer with Emery playing a key role in convincing the midfielder to make the move to the Premier League.The 23-year-old made an impressive start to his stint at Arsenal but a hamstring injury in November kept him sidelined for nearly three months.After being left on the bench by Arteta for three consecutive Premier League games, Ceballos was reintroduced to the team and had started in the Gunners’ last three league fixtures before the season was halted following the coronavirus outbreak.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta’s side now have 10 games remaining in the Premier League and Emery believes Ceballos will be a key part of Arteta’s push to secure a top-four finish. Advertisement Comment Unai Emery says a return to La Liga is likely to be his next move (Getty Images)‘More Spanish, I have to say, but I am not ruling anything out.‘I will be where they want me and they show it to me, where the project is attractive, to be able to be in Champions or Europa League, but I do not close the door to anything.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Unai Emery played a key role in bringing Dani Ceballos to Arsenal (Getty Images)‘Dani is a player who has excellent qualities and an incredible mentality: he wants to succeed,’ Emery said in an interview with AS.‘For Arsenal it was a great market opportunity.‘He played with me, then he was injured and he was out for a long time, he has recovered and now, when the league resumes, he will certainly demonstrate his qualities again.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery remains out of work after being sacked by Arsenal at the end of November.The 48-year-old has been linked with a return to La Liga and suggests a return to the Spanish top flight is his most likely destination.‘At the moment, I am watching a lot of football, and the lockdown situation invites it,’ said Emery.center_img Unai Emery backs Dani Ceballos to be Arsenal’s key man under Mikel Arteta after Premier League restart Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 May 2020 8:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.9kShareslast_img read more