Are The Black Crowes Done For Good? Drummer Says Probably
If drummer Steve Gorman is to be believed, The Black Crowes are no more.
"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. But right now, the likelihood of us doing anything again is as low as it's ever been," Gorman told Rolling Stone. "We could obviously all see things differently in a year, but I'll be surprised if the Black Crowes do something again. Ever."
The band last toured in 2013, but fans hoped for some sort of announcement related to the 25th anniversary of the band's smash debut, Shake Your Moneymaker.
That 1990 disc featured three of their biggest hits — "Jealous Again," "Hard To Handle" and "She Talks To Angels" — and vaulted them into stardom.
"You know, 2015 is the 25th anniversary of our first album release and we're not working," Gorman said. "You could certainly make a strong case that we should tour next year, but we're all doing our own projects."
RS points out that lead singer Chris Robinson released Phosphorescent Harvest in April, while younger brother Rich Robinson put out his third solo project, The Ceaseless Sight, in May.
Gorman is currently focused on Trigger Hippy, his Americana project with Joan Osborne.
"I'm solely consumed with Trigger Hippy," he said. "I'm not at all interested in getting in a room and trying to figure out Black Crowes music. That doesn't do anything for me. I'm just so thrilled that [Trigger Hippy] is where it is. And I can't speak for Rich or Chris, but I'm fairly confident that's how they are with their things. We've done right by what the Black Crowes were and I think everybody is very happy to be looking forward to different things."