Founding Grateful Dead member and drummer Bill Kreutzmann thinks his life is a long, strange story well worth reading. That's why Bill is currently writing his memoirs, scheduled to be published in 2015 by St. Martin's Press.
The book, currently untitled, will include reflections on Bill's "deep bond" with the late Jerry Garcia and memories of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and the Allman Brothers.
Bill, who turned 66 on May 7th, helped form the San Francisco Bay Area-based group Grateful Dead in the mid-1960s and played with them for their entire thirty-year career.
Since frontman Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, the drummer has been touring with his own bands and playing with a variety of musicians, from Phish and Journey guitarist Neal Schon to Lesh and other former members of the Dead.
In 1994, Bill Kreutzmann and the other members of the Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2007, they won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.