Interview: Bob Weir Part 1 – On HeadCount, Voting, And Grateful Dead Politics

Bob Weir – of the Grateful Dead, RatDog, and, most recently, Furthur – sits on HeadCount's board of directors and has long been a vigorous advocate of voter registration and participatory democracy.

Last fall, during RatDog's four-night run at Manhattan's historic Beacon Theater, Bob sat down with Rolling Stone's David Fricke to discuss HeadCount, politics in America, the new administration, and the Grateful Dead, and several other topics of interest.

You can watch the interview in four weekly installments. Here, in part one, Weir addresses the future of HeadCount, the importance of democracy, the sacred stage, and the personal politics of the Grateful Dead. Or view Part II, in which Bobby discusses how digital music leaves listeners sonically unsatisfied.