Moby Grape Reunite For Spence Tribute

The surviving members of the '60s psychedelic rock band Moby

Grape reunited onstage April 30, following the funeral of Grape

singer/guitarist Alexander "Skip" Spence. About 150 of the late

musician's friends and relatives gathered at the Brookdale Lodge in

Brookdale, Calif., to hear the band play a nearly two-hour set that

included the songs "Hey Grandma" and "Murder in my Heart for the Judge,"

according to Jo Johnson, a friend of the band. All living former members

of the San Francisco group -- guitarists Jerry Miller and

Peter Lewis, bassist Bob Moseley and drummer Don

Stevenson -- took part in the performance, which capped off an

afternoon of musical tributes to Spence, who died April 16 of pneumonia

and complications from lung cancer. In addition to his role in Moby

Grape, Spence, who was 53, was the Jefferson Airplane's first

drummer. More Oar: A Tribute to Alexander "Skip" Spence,

featuring Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan, Son

Volt singer Jay Farrar, Robyn Hitchcock and

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, is scheduled to be released

later this spring.