The Black Crowes break up : Rich Robinson says band is over after 24 years

The Black Crowes break up : Rich Robinson says band is over after 24 years

The Black Crowes Break Up, Guitarist Rich Robinson Announces Split of ‘Hard to Handle’ Jam Band

The rocker, who formed the group with his brother Chris, reveals he and his sibling have had a falling out recently that has led to the break-up.

In a statement obtained by Billboard, he writes, “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.”

He adds, “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.”

In a recent interview, Chris Robinson hinted all was not well with his former band, stating, “The Black Crowes, to be honest, became a very tedious scenario. I know the Black Crowes are not going to turn around and be something that I think is super amazing again and fun and vibrant with the energy I’m looking for.”

The Robinson brothers previously disbanded The Black Crowes in 2002 and went on hiatus in 2010.