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'Grateful Dead' Drummer

on Assault Allegations:

'I Will Get By'

9/13/2012 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0913-mickey-hart-gettyMickey Hart -- a longtime drummer for the "Grateful Dead" -- says he has NO IDEA why a warrant has been issued for his arrest ... telling TMZ the assault allegations against him are completely bogus.

We broke the story ... Hart has been accused of beating up a person at a Mickey Hart Band concert in Kentucky on Sept. 8.

Now, Hart is lashing back ... telling TMZ, "I am totally baffled by a bizarre claim of assault by me coming out of Kentucky -- the home of Bluegrass and a state I love dearly."

He adds, "Any accusation or claim of assault against me is completely false and without any basis whatsoever. I played drums on 'Shakedown Street,' but I never expected to be 'The Victim or the Crime.'"

Officials have not revealed the identity of Hart's accuser -- and so far, the details surrounding the alleged attack are unclear.

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jetfanglo    

FINALLY...........a good headline.....;)

739 days ago
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Art Howard at Night.com    

This must have him "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad." If they try to arrest him, he may try an "Alabama Getaway."

739 days ago
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Laura    

If there had been an altercation at such a public event, there should be witnesses.

739 days ago
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739 days ago
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Honeys Booboo    

Mickey is Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C, and Cocaine,
and all a friend can say is "Ain't it a shame?"

739 days ago
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sidithers    

TMZ staffers clueless morons as always
Dead heads hate that song

739 days ago
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739 days ago
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DucNut    

CLONE JERRY

739 days ago
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Tommy    

Best title ever!! lol

739 days ago
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deepthroat    

ARKBRI's response to FLORIDAGIRL is TOTALLY correct! The misdemeanor assault charges will more than likely be upgraded to a felony (if it has not already happened) because of the physical injuries sustained by the victim. BTW, the victim only has 30% use of his heart and is a very sick man. The beating Mickey inflicted on this man nearly put him in the hospital. I personally observed bruises on my friend's arm the night the assault occurred and listened to his concerns of other aliments he was enduring. Aliments so bad, that we begged him to seek medical treatment that night. A couple days after this assault my friend had to have fluid drained behind his defibrillator implant due to being shoved in the chest. What is most troubling, is that Mickey Hart knew this mans condition and the fact that he had this implant and acted as such. Mickey is so concerned about bad "karma," he is the bad karma. In my opinion, here is a person with a God complex gone wild. Maybe, just maybe, Mickey Hart has been pushing around little guys for a long time, and now karma is finally catching up. Good luck with selling that ocean front property in AZ and those bridges in CA Mickey. Time to pay the fiddler!

739 days ago
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Bloomcounty.USA    

I'm gonna figure that the "victim" was on LSD ... so maybe they got beatup by someone and maybe it was during the drum solo. :-|

739 days ago
12.

King Tubby    

Mickey Rules GD Forever!

739 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Mickey, this is what happens when you mix shrooms and a concert. You do things and don't remember the next day.
..
The real Phishie from Philly

738 days ago
14.

BTDT    

Nancy Grace will get to the bottom of this.
(And pronounce him guilty no matter what the evidence)

738 days ago
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Glory Bee    

I went to a "The Dead" concert a few years back. The band no longer goes by Grateful Dead. I was saddened to see the changes. Mickey in particular was a very angry and hostile man. If asked if I thought he was capable of doing the crime alledged I'd have to say...DEFINATELY. His rage radiated from the stage. I have had a lot of training in learning to recognize violent people. I believe Mickey to be a person with violent tendencies. I once admired him. But I did something at that concert I have never done before. I walked out. "Bad vibes" doesn't begin to describe what was happening there. No, not surprised at all that he is a suspect.

738 days ago
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