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John Mayer hops aboard the Dead & Company train at the Forum

John Mayer hops aboard the Dead & Company train at the Forum

The members of Dead & Company had been chewing on the taut boogie-rock groove of "Bertha" for a good long while at the Forum when John Mayer looked over at Bob Weir in search of a little guidance.

Are we done? Mayer seemed to be asking with his eyes. Or do we keep going? Weir took his hands off his guitar and made a quick rolling motion.

They kept going.

The young pup taking cues from the old dog: That's how it went Wednesday night during the first of two concerts in Inglewood by this unlikely new supergroup pairing three veterans of the Grateful Dead — Weir and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann — with Mayer, the...

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