Rich Robinson gives a candid interview with Rolling Stone and is brutally honest about his opinion on Chris Robinson and the future of The Black Crowes.

Rich Robinson on Black Crowes' Future: 'Chris Is Done With It'

Rich Robinson gives a candid interview with Rolling Stone and is brutally honest about his opinion on Chris Robinson and the future of The Black Crowes. 


Those hoping for a Black Crowes reunion will not like the new Rolling Stone interview with Rich Robinson. He and his brother could not be farther apart musically. It seems Rich really resents Chris’ love for the Grateful Dead. Even though he may be throwing rocks from a glass house considering he just finished touring as a hired gun for “Bad Company’. Rich was quoted in the poignant interview as saying
 "He’s just into the Grateful Dead. That’s all he really cares about. He makes his records sound like the Dead; he hangs out with the Dead. It’s fucking crazy.”
 He then goes on to say if it makes Chris happy that is all that matters, but clearly it's a bone of contention. 
     I always have said and written that The Black Crowes opening for The Grateful Dead in Tampa was the worst thing to ever happen to the southern rock band. Chris drank the kool aid and Rich did not. The Black Crowes were never the same band from almost that day going forward in my opinion. They began to burn through lead guitar players and change their Setlists. The year they did Furthur Festival it was apparent nightly that the brothers were musically miles apart. While Chris would always sit in with the other bands, I can't recall Rich sitting in with anybody during the dozen or so festivals I caught. Furthermore they started as the headliner and were moved down the marquee as the festival progressed until they were the second act as the tour reached the west coast. 
    Rich recently got the band together minus Chris and played plenty of Black Crowes' classics. Rich was quoted as saying  “Chris is done with [The Black Crowes] and we’re done with him, in a weird way. And it sucks, because that band could still do a lot of great things.” For more on this revealing interview head over to Rolling Stone. 
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