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Mickey Hart

Ex-Grateful Dead Drummer

WANTED FOR ASSAULT

9/12/2012 2:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0912-mickey-hart-gettyA warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mickey Hart -- former drummer for the Grateful Dead -- after the musician allegedly attacked someone at a recent concert ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple law enforcement agencies tell TMZ ... Hart -- real name Michael Hartman -- has been accused of assaulting a person at a Mickey Hart Band show on Sept. 8 at Terrapin Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

Hart played with the Dead between 1967 and 1995 ... the year Jerry Garcia passed away.

The details surrounding the alleged attack are unclear ... but the alleged victim filed a police report following the incident and initiated assault charges.

We're told it's standard practice in Kentucky to issue a warrant as soon as an alleged victim decides he or she wants to press charges. 

Mickey's camp tells us they're looking in to the situation.

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16.

roll3567    

good! he's been assaulting my ears for decades! you ever hear the drums/space part of a dead show? eeesh! that was always a good time to hit the restroom or grab another beer!

668 days ago
17.

moveover    

I guess he's not real big on the whole "peace, love and rock n' roll" thing.

668 days ago
18.

pauly    

Hey what can u say it's not all peace and love hippy, push some of us and we will push back!! GDF NFA!!!

668 days ago
19.

mark    

i can't comment on the assault that has been mentioned above other than to say it sounds odd. the grateful dead spearheaded hippie peace culture and despised violence of all kinds.

i love the dead! they were an extremely talented group of fun loving musicians (particularly jerry!) who entertained millions with their instrumental perspicacity and innovative music.

they were from a time when actual musical talent was required to be a musician. now it seems most pop musicians have their material written by someone else and then they sing it. or in the case of hip hop, lots of computer sounds are manipulated and the rapper only needs to rhyme some vulgarities quickly in order to gain fame and a grammy award.

99% of music these days is vulgar, talentless crap. it's all flash - no substance. it's for easily entertained kids and older nitwits. you don't need to play an instrument these days...you only need to be attractive to make in the music industry.

that's a fact. a sad, tiring fact.

668 days ago
20.

joydead    

he could have killed an old man on scared ground. shame on you Mickey, you know better, you forgot what Jerry said!!!!

668 days ago
21.

Roger    

Wow this is weird.

667 days ago
22.

freddyfender    

I work for Terrapin Hill Farm...Everyone involved in this unfortunate situation is awesome and it really sucks that this had to happen at our peaceful festival. There was one instigator here and he is not from around here...I had heard the man was hard to work with but that was an understatement! Take your meds Mr. Rockstar and let us peaceful Kentucky hippies do what hippies do and just play your show! Geez we paid enough money for your short set...so you assault someone then you make a bet the show is going to get rained out and decide not to go on stage for 90 minutes until you realize that it is not going to rain yet and give us half our moneys worth? What a disappointment for Deadheads everywhere! You wanna know what happened ask me! I reviewed the contract!

667 days ago
23.

amy    

omg i cant believe "the farm" is getting dragged into this.

667 days ago
24.

Meats    

I was at Terrapin Hill this past weekend, and I didn't see anything like this. What a shame it was such a good time, and Hart was JAMMING!!

667 days ago
25.

Karen Verity    

wow NOW THIS IS INSANE....

667 days ago
26.

DucNut    

CLONE JERRY

667 days ago
27.

Terrapin    

The individual going by the name "Moodswing"who posted a comment above does not work for Terrapin Hill Farm or represent Terrapin Hill Farm in any way.

667 days ago
28.

TMZ_Hater    

I have personally seen this man beat the living crap out of his drum set many times.

667 days ago
29.

LaTina McIntosh    

I had 4 family members and 3 friends at this show in Harrodsburg and this is complete horse****. There was no altercation of any kind. The entire weekend was wonderful.

667 days ago
30.

small asian penis    

I didn't know he was a big Jew.

667 days ago
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