Jamgrass legends Leftover Salmon brought their wares to San Francisco, CA last night, hitting the famed The Fillmore venue along their winter tour. The stop in San Francisco had a surprise visitor, however, as the band called upon Bill Kreutzmann to lend a hand on an appropriate Grateful Dead cover.Kreutzmann joined the fold for a great rendition of “Playing In The Band,” a hitting choice considering he was literally playing in the band. Check out a video of the performance below, courtesy of Benjy Eisen.Kreutzmann also played on “New Speedway Boogie” with Salmon, adding his drums to the celebratory performance. The show was also held on the 50th anniversary of the Human Be In, which took place in San Francisco, and the energy of that historic moment was felt by all in attendance.You can see the band’s video of “New Speedway” embedded below.[Cover photo via acidpalace // Instagram]
(BBC) – WORLD Rugby has begun an investigation into the chairman of the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU), which has backed Sir Bill Beaumont’s bid for re-election as boss of the world game.Francis Kean is under pressure to stand down amid accusations of homophobia and discrimination, as revealed by the Sunday Times.The allegations against Kean, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2007, are being taken “extremely seriously” by World Rugby, the sport’s governing body.The FRU seconded Beaumont’s nomination to stand again as World Rugby chairman.Kean is also attempting to secure a place on World Rugby’s executive committee, but is now under pressure to withdraw from that process.World Rugby has stressed that Beaumont’s nomination came from the Fiji Rugby Union, rather than from the chairman individually.However this development threatens to disrupt his campaign, with Beaumont and rival Agustin Pichot entering their final week of campaigning before the vote opens on 27 April.“World Rugby notes allegations in the UK Sunday Times about Fiji Rugby Union chairman Ratu Vilikesa Bulewa Francis Kean and takes them extremely seriously,” a statement said.“Rugby is a sport built on strong and inclusive values and World Rugby does not in any way condone any abusive or discriminatory behaviour, as outlined within its bye-laws.“World Rugby is currently in dialogue with the Fiji Rugby Union about the nature of the allegations and it would be inappropriate to further comment at this time.”Kean currently represents Fiji on the World Rugby council.World Rugby say a place on the council is awarded to the Union – in this case the FRU – rather than any individual, and that Fiji met the relevant criteria under the revised governance process launched in November 2015.Beaumont has pledged a full governance review if he is re-elected, including a ‘fit and proper persons’ test.The election result will be confirmed at a World Rugby council meeting on 12 May.