Dead Offshoots To Rock New Year's Eve

A veritable Grateful Dead reunion will take place in Oakland, Calif., on New Year's Eve, when former Dead guitarist/singerBob Weir and his band, Ratdog, will perform with former Dead percussionist Mickey Hart's Planet Drum outfit. Also on the bill are blues revivalists Hot Tuna and jam band String Cheese Incident. A press release announcing the show at the Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium also promises a midnight "special surprise jam" on some "classical favorites."