‘Grateful Dead’ Drummer Mickey Hart on Assault Allegations — I Will Get By

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Mickey Hart — a longtime drummer for the “Grateful Dead” — says he has NO IDEA why a warrant has been issued for his arrest … telling our sources 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 our sources, “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.