Cinderella's Tom Keifer Links Country to Eighties Rock

November 18, 2014

If "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)," the epochal 1988 power ballad by hard rock and blues band Cinderella, were released today, it wouldn't take long for it to land somewhere on Kix Brooks' weekly countdown show. After all, country...


Black Crowes Hint at Retirement

October 3, 2014

When the Black Crowes finished the final gig of their tour last year in San Francisco, drummer Steve Gorman says the Robinson brothers — singer Chris, guitarist Rich — and the band all shook hands and congratulated one another on a successful...


Hear Black Crowe Rich Robinson's New Solo Album

May 27, 2014

The Black Crowes may have gone on hiatus (and then off of it), but the band's guitarist Rich Robinson never stopped making music. He co-founded the group with his brother Chris and drummer Steve Gorman in Atlanta in the late Eighties and went on...



Black Crowes Guitarist Rich Robinson Readies Solo Album

November 20, 2013

Guitarist Rich Robinson is stepping out from his main band, the blues-rockers the Black Crowes, for a new solo album, The Ceaseless Sight. Robinson's third solo outing will be released by Brooklyn's The End Records in the spring of 2014. Black Crowes...


Song Premiere: The Black Crowes Cover Bob Dylan

March 4, 2013

Click to listen to The Black Crowes' 'Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You' In advance of their “Lay Down With Number 13” tour, the Black Crowes have released their cover of Bob Dylan’s "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With...


Neil Young Returning to U.S. to Headline Interlocken Festival

May 17, 2013

Neil Young and Crazy Horse will return stateside from their European tour to headline a new festival in Virginia this fall. Young will lead the Interlocken Festival, a four-day event that will take place September 5th through 8th at Oak Ridge Farm in...



Black Crowes to End Hiatus With Spring Tour Dates

December 26, 2012

The Black Crowes will end a hiatus of nearly three years with a string of spring tour dates that the Southern rockers posted on their website. The band will first hit the United Kingdom starting March 24th in Manchester, and will come Stateside starting...



Fricke's Picks: A Personal Top 10

December 23, 2010

Annual Top 10 lists are not always what they should be. It is very easy to fall back on records that seemed important to the year's cultural arguments, rather than those that regularly delivered solace, challenge and release. This is only a list of what...


The Black Crowes Electrify Nashville at Ryman Auditorium

September 13, 2010

The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville is the Mother Church of Country Music, the former home of the Grand Ole Opry. But the Black Crowes built their own holy mountain on that stage, on September 12, with a three-hour show in which every song was, in some...


The Black Crowes Land in NYC with Deep Covers and High Jamming

November 8, 2010

A reminder: You have until December 19, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco—the last date on the Black Crowes' fall tour—to catch the best acid-country, electric-blues and double-guitar-ballet road show of the season. At two of the...

Album Review


August 2, 2010

The last time the Black Crowes went on hiatus, in 2002, they had good reason: Their previous album, Lions, was the closest they'd come to being dull: solid songs like the howling electric church of "Soul Singing" muffled by indifferent execution. The...


Album Review

Before The Frost... Until the Freeze

August 31, 2009

The idea is inspired: gather an intimate audience of your biggest fans and put them in Levon Helm's Woodstock, New York, barn to watch you record your new material. That's what the Black Crowes did for their latest album — an 11-song set of ragged...



Bruce Springsteen, Kid Rock, Foo Fighters Rip It Up at Harley-Davidson Bash

October 2, 2008

When more than 100,000 motorcycle riders descended on Milwaukee for Harley-Davidson's 105th Anniversary Celebration, the lakefront festival offered plenty of action for the sunburned, do-ragged masses – from stuntmen tearing around the "Sphere of...


Kanye, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Black Crowes Join U.S. Fest Circuit

March 7, 2008

A trio of festivals announced their headliners today as festival season is about to kick off with next week's SXSW in Austin, TX. The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans revealed that Kanye West will headline this year's three-day event on the July...


In the Studio: The Black Crowes

January 10, 2008

"It's about freedom, and what revolution used to stand for, how you've got to make one of your own and make it last," singer Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes shouts as the brawling guitars of "Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution," the opening song on...


Black Crowes Sue Gretchen Wilson Over "Saving Grace" Commercial

July 30, 2008

Cross-genre lawsuit! The Black Crowes are suing rednecked woman Gretchen Wilson for copyright infringement, accusing Wilson of ripping off their song "Jealous Again" in her promo song "Work Hard Play Harder." Television channel TNT is also named in the...

Album Review


March 6, 2008

Warpaint is the first studio album from the Black Crowes inseven years — not that you can really tell. The Crowes still bangout that old-school boogie that might be three or four decades old if itwasn't brand-new. All the obvious ingredients that...



Live Review: Black Crowes + North Mississippi All-Stars = Circle Sound

January 22, 2007

Somehow, in the limited downtime on their respective dance cards, guitarists Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes and Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi All-Stars have managed to form a third band, Circle Sound, and work up a repertoire of quality...



Chris Robinson Gets Earthy

October 29, 2002

Since they announced last winter that the band they founded together nearly twenty years ago, the Black Crowes, was on indefinite hiatus, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson have been working at vastly different projects. Rich has looked backward to put...

Album Review


August 13, 2002

Totally seventies to their last foreseeable breath, the Black Crowes — now split into separate Robinson-brother solo projects — sign off with a double live album, recorded last year, that boasts the dirty fidelity and bong-happy abandon of...