The Black Crowes: fine


Questa volta sembra quella definitiva. Dopo lo split del 2002, il classico stallo “on a hiatus“ del 2010 e le recenti dichiarazioni di Steve Gorman (ottobre 2014), i Black Crowes per “mano” di Rich Robinson mettono la parola fine alla loro straordinaria e irripetibile avventura. Ecco il comunicato ufficiale.

Highly influential, critically and commercial successful band The Black Crowes has disbanded, per an announcement today from founding member Rich Robinson. Robinson, the group’s guitarist and songwriter, along with his brother Chris founded the band in their hometown of Marietta GA. Their first album, Shake Your Money Maker, yielded multiple hit singles and has been RIAA certified as a multiplatinum (over 5 million) seller. Their follow up, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion is, likewise, multiplatinum and rose to #1 on Billboard’s Top 100 Album Chart. The group’s catalog also includes additional RIAA-certified releases, two of which are live albums.

Rich Robinson released a statement concerning the band’s conclusion in which he states, “It is with great disappointment and regret that after having the privilege of writing and performing the music of The Black Crowes over the last 24 years, I find myself in the position of saying that the band has broken up.” His statement continues, “I hold my time with the Black Crowes with the utmost respect and sincerest appreciation. It is a huge swath of my life’s body of work. I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished and deeply moved by the relationships people created and maintained with my music. That alone is the greatest honor of being a musician. I love my brother and respect his talent but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100% of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to” Robinson concludes, “There are so many people who have helped and supported us along the way. I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of our fans, our friends behind the scenes, and to everyone who was a part of The Black Crowes.”

[From archive]

The Black Crowes @ Piazza Duomo [Pistoia, 4/Luglio/2013], The Black Crowes @ Castello Sforzesco [Vigevano, 7/Luglio/2011]