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Keanu Reeves once trolled fans at a metal festival with a Grateful Dead cover


“They were just like, Fuck you, you suck. I had the biggest grin on my face, man”

Keanu Reeves performing on bass with Dogstar
Keanu Reeves performing on bass with Dogstar

Keanu Reeves has revealed that he once trolled fans at the Milwaukee Metal Fest with a cover by The Grateful Dead.

His former rock band Dogstar were booked at the festival in 1992 and they were so roundly booed, that Reeves decided to play a cover for a joke.

“We played Milwaukee Metal Fest. Got killed. I think we played close to [belligerent New York hardcore-punk legends] Murphy’s Law. Imagine,” Reeves told GQ. “So we played a Grateful Dead cover, at Milwaukee Metal Fest.

“We were like, ‘They hate us. What are we doing here? What can we do? Let’s do the Grateful Dead cover…They were just like, Fuck you, you suck. I had the biggest grin on my face, man.”

Meanwhile, Reeves recently revealed that he has teamed up with Alex Winter for the long-awaited third Bill & Ted movie.

Winter and Reeves played the two titular characters respectively in two films, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991). A third movie has been in the works since at least 2013, but it was only officially green-lit back in May 2018.

The two leads appeared in a short video update which was posted online last month where they confirmed the title of the film, Bill & Ted Face The Music, and its release date for August 21, 2020.

The movie is directed by Galaxy Quest‘s Dean Parisot, with Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon – who wrote the first two movies – returning to pen the screenplay.

The post Keanu Reeves once trolled fans at a metal festival with a Grateful Dead cover appeared first on NME.



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