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Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King gets Grammy nod

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The Dave Matthews Band studio efforts have been rewarded. The Grammys nominated Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King for Album of the Year, and Best Rock Album. You may recall the Grammys’ infamous snub of LeRoi Moore, and the backlash they received from it. But this nomination should not be viewed as a mea culpa by the voters; Big Whiskey was clearly good enough on its own merit to be nominated, and not out of some pity vote. This is…

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DMB’s Big Whiskey goes platinum

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From Ants Marching: Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is officially Platinum. It took a bit longer than the previous album, Stand Up, to reach the million sales plateau, but that’s not exactly a measure of its success. Factoring in the economy, and the ease of torrents (you know who you are that downloaded it), and the fact that the entire album – albeit a different cut – leaked to the Internet a week before the release,…

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DMB debuts video for Why I Am

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This is my favorite song from the latest album, if for no other reason than it is a tribute to the late, great LeRoi Moore, the Groo Grux King. So, we’ll be drinking big whiskey while we laugh and sing… Why I Am

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ATL Journal-Constitution on ‘Big Whiskey’

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It’s a fitting start to a heartfelt tribute: the Dave Matthews Band’s new album opens with a minute of noodling saxophone from horn player LeRoi Moore, who died last August after an ATV accident. Moore’s death shocked his bandmates into a sudden sense of urgency: The group had spent nearly 18 months tinkering with ideas for a follow-up to its 2005 album, “Stand Up,” when Moore died. The surviving musicians quickly finished “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King,” and it’s…

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Rolling Stone: 4 stars for new DMB album

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Big Whiskey, though, is a lot like a New Orleans funeral parade — mourning and zest balled into big, brawny music. “We’ll be drinking big whiskey while we dance and sing,” Matthews crows in “Why I Am.” “And when my story ends, it’s gonna end with him/Heaven or hell/I’m going down with the GrooGrux King.” I’m betting on heaven — and that Moore will be quietly waiting for him. Saxophonist LeRoi Moore of the Dave Matthews Band was a famously…

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EW on DMB’s Big Whiskey

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For all the immortality it imparts, rock & roll has a way of taking its practitioners before their time. Like the Who, 
 Metallica, and many more before them, the Dave Matthews Band have faced the sudden loss of a founding member: Saxophonist LeRoi Moore died last August from injuries incurred in an ATV 
accident, midway through the recording of their latest album. His spirit — and his sound — looms large, however, on Big Whiskey. The GrooGrux King of…

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DMB to play Jimmy Fallon

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From Ants Marching: In the continuing Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King hype machine, the Dave Matthews Band will perform on the Jimmy Fallon Show. The band’s appearance is scheduled for June 3, according to The Warehouse. The day falls onto a stretch where DMB will be doing various media events to promote their already-well-received follow-up to 2005’s Stand Up.

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