It was recently announced that a biographical film about Jerry Garcia was in the works and those affiliated with the singer are PISSED! They will not participate in the film nor give the rights to use his songs.
Jerry Garcia’s estate and The Greatful Dead's production company released the following statement:
“We want to make clear that neither Grateful Dead Productions nor the Jerry Garcia Family LLC are in any way working with — or are in any other way affiliated with — the supposed upcoming Amir Bar-Lev-directed biopic about Jerry Garcia. We will not be licensing any recordings from Grateful Dead or Jerry Garcia’s music library for this production, nor will we provide the producer/director with access to any Garcia family members.”
It's said that the film will use covers of his songs from earlier in his career.
Ha. Lots of luck with that!
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