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Published: 2015/01/15

The Black Crowes Have Officially Broken Up

Rich Robinson has announced that The Black Crowes have officially disbanded. The guitarist, who co-founded the band with his brother Chris in 1989, released a statement today that reads:

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.

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.

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.

The Black Crowes officially went on hiatus at the end of 2010, but played select shows in Europe the following summer and reunited with Jackie Greene on guitar for a string of dates that included a tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band. They have not performed since December of 2013, when they played their final show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

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