A model of a human skull sits on top of a van during a Grateful Dead concert at Soldier Field in July of 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The colorfully, decorated skull is one of the symbols of the  iconic 1970’s rock band. 
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

AP corrects ‘Breaking Dead’ to ‘Grateful Dead’ in embarrassing story error

The Associated Press issued a correction to a story it published Thursday about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

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To the horror of Deadheads everywhere, the AP called the legendary psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead the “Breaking Dead.”

“In a story June 29 about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of the hall’s inductees. The band is the Grateful Dead, not the Breaking Dead,” the AP said in issuing a correction.

There’s no word on how such an embarrassing error occurred.

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