The Black Crowes Might Not Work Together Again
Although next year marks the 25th anniversary of their debut album, the Black Crowes do not have any plans to celebrate the occasion. Even worse for Crowes fans, drummer Steve Gorman says that he thinks the group’s current hiatus may be permanent.
“I’ve said in the past, ‘I know we’ll work again’ or ‘There’s no way we’ll work again,’ and I’ve been wrong,” he told Rolling Stone. “But right now, the likelihood of us doing anything again is as low as it’s ever been. We could obviously all see things differently in a year, but I’ll be surprised if the Black Crowes do something again. Ever.”
Gorman’s words echo what frontman Chris Robinson told Ultimate Classic Rock back in March in advance of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s album, ‘Phosphorescent Harvest.’ Discussing their future, he told us, “It felt like, in my mind, that my Black Crowes tour of duty ended [with their last concert] on Dec. 14, 2013 and I probably won’t deal with it for awhile…I feel like the Black Crowes, we really had a great time. But I can’t think about it because I’m really so focused and we’re so excited to get back on the road and we’re really excited about ‘Phosphorescent Harvest.’”
But Gorman hasn’t been sitting by the phone waiting for a call from Robinson to change his mind. He’s put togetherTrigger Hippy, an Americana group fronted by ’90s hitmaker Joan Osbourne. They released their self-titled debut on Sept. 30.