Keanu Reeves once trolled fans at a metal festival with a Grateful Dead cover

"They were just like, Fuck you, you suck. I had the biggest grin on my face, man"

Keanu Reeves has revealed that he once trolled fans at the Milwaukee Metal Fest with a cover by The Grateful Dead.

His former rock band Dogstar were booked at the festival in 1992 and they were so roundly booed, that Reeves decided to play a cover for a joke.

“We played Milwaukee Metal Fest. Got killed. I think we played close to [belligerent New York hardcore-punk legends] Murphy’s Law. Imagine,” Reeves told GQ. “So we played a Grateful Dead cover, at Milwaukee Metal Fest.”


He continued: “We were like, ‘They hate us. What are we doing here? What can we do? Let’s do the Grateful Dead cover…They were just like, Fuck you, you suck. I had the biggest grin on my face, man.”

Meanwhile, Reeves recently revealed that he has teamed up with Alex Winter for the long-awaited third Bill & Ted movie.

Winter and Reeves played the two titular characters respectively in two films, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991). A third movie has been in the works since at least 2013, but it was only officially green-lit back in May 2018.


The two leads appeared in a short video update which was posted online last month where they confirmed the title of the film, Bill & Ted Face The Music, and its release date for August 21, 2020.

The movie is directed by Galaxy Quest‘s Dean Parisot, with Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon – who wrote the first two movies – returning to pen the screenplay.