Watch The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson Smack Stage Invader With His Guitar During Melbourne, Australia Concert

During The Black Crowes’ November 20 show in Melbourne, Australia, a fan ended up rushing the stage. Chris Robinson tried to stop the invader with his microphone stand, before Rich Robinson smacked him in the chest with his guitar. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

The Black Crowes Reportedly Reach Tentative Settlement With Former Drummer Steve Gorman

According to The Blast, The Black Crowes have reached a tentative settlement with former drummer Steve Gorman, who previously filed a lawsuit against the band over unpaid royalties. As previously reported, singer Chris Robinson, guitarist Rich Robinson, and The Black Crowes Partnership were all named in the complaint. The following was said in legal documents:

“The parties are actively engaged in settlement communications and are currently drafting deal terms that the parties currently expect will materialize into an executed settlement and dismissal of this action.”

The Black Crowes Joined Onstage By Soundgarden & R.E.M. Members During Woodinville, WA Show

During their July 19 show in Woodinville, WA, The Black Crowes were joined onstage by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil. You can see footage of the band performing R.E.M.’s “The One I Love” with Buck and The Velvet Underground’s “Rock And Roll” with Buck and Thayil below:

The Black Crowes To Release New Covers EP “1972” In May

The Black Crowes have announced a new Amazon Original EP titled “1972.” The covers record will be available exclusively through Amazon Music on May 4. Vinyl and CD copies will also be available on May 6. The first single, a cover of The Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” can be streamed on Amazon.

“1972” Track Listing:

01. “Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones cover)
02. “The Slider” (T-Rex cover)
03. “You Wear It Well” (Rod Stewart cover)
04. “Easy to Slip” (Little Feat cover)
05. “Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie cover)
06. “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (The Temptations cover)

Singer Chris Robinson commented:

“The year 1972 was a watershed moment, some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever made came out of that year. To get our band back together in the studio, it had to be a celebration of rock and roll. This record is about love and devotion to something that makes us feel good. We hope that it makes fans around the world feel the same.”

The band will be streaming a full performance of the EP from the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA on May 4 at 7:00 p.m. PST. Fans can watch that set on Amazon Music’s official Twitch channel.

Steve Gorman Files Lawsuit Against The Black Crowes Over Unpaid Royalties

According to Rolling Stone, former The Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman has filed a lawsuit against the band after accusing them of unpaid royalties. Singer Chris Robinson, guitarist Rich Robinson, and The Black Crowes Partnership were all named in the complaint.

The following was said in the lawsuit:

“Defendants have failed to perform their obligations in full accordance with the Partnership Agreement by, among other things, failing to pay Plaintiff amounts owed under the Partnership Agreement, denying Plaintiff access to inspect the Partnership’s books and records, and improperly deducting unauthorized expenses from the royalty payments Plaintiff has received to date.”

Gorman commented:

“For more than five years, my attorneys and I have made repeated requests to review the Partnership’s books to confirm the accuracy of royalty payments and my share, but Chris and Rich have consistently ignored my rights under the Partnership Agreement. I regret that it has come to this, as I remain incredibly proud of the music we created as a band, but their conduct has left me with no choice but to ask a court to order them to give me this information, which I’m entitled to under our partnership agreement and the law.”

Gorman’s attorney Michael Mortenson added:

“Mr. Gorman’s rights under the partnership agreement are crystal clear. He is entitled to review the partnership’s financial information and confirm his earnings, but our repeated requests to do so have been denied.”

The Black Crowes Announce 2022 Leg Of Their “Shake Your Money Maker” Tour

The Black Crowes have added another leg of dates to their “Shake Your Money Maker” tour. Like the previous shows, the band will be performing the album in its entirety.

Tour Dates:

06/09 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06/11 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
06/12 Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
06/15 Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
06/16 Huntsville, AL – The Orion Amphitheater
06/18 Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion
06/19 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
06/22 Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
06/23 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
06/25 Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
06/27 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
06/29 Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
06/30 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
07/02 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort
07/03 Scranton, PA – Peach Festival
07/05 Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
07/06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/09 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
07/11 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater
07/12 Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Park
07/17 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
07/19 Seattle, WA – [to be announced]
07/21 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
07/22 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theatre
07/24 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
08/13 Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
08/16 Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
08/17 Salt Lake City, UT – venue to be confirmed
08/19 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove Event & Concert Venue
08/20 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
08/23 Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheatre
08/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
08/26 Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater
08/27 Miami, OK – Buffalo Run Casino

The Black Crowes Announce Special Las Vegas Shows

The Black Crowes will continue their “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th anniversary celebration by performing the album in full during two special shows at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. The concerts will take place on November 18-19 and tickets will go on sale on September 10 at 10 a.m. PDT. A band presale also launched earlier today (September 7), while a Live Nation pre-sale is set to launch on September 8 at 10 a.m. PDT.

The Black Crowes Release “Brothers Of A Feather” Film Through Amazon’s “The Coda Collection”

The Black Crowes have released a new film, titled “Brothers Of A Feather,” through Amazon’s “The Coda Collection.” That effort focuses on the band’s reunion and the final night of their 2020 acoustic tour, which wrapped up at the Chapel in San Francisco, CA on March 6, 2020.

The Black Crowes Working On New Music With “Shake Your Money Maker” Producer George Drakoulias

It was recently revealed that The Black Crowes were working on new music and now it has also been confirmed that “Shake Your Money Maker” producer George Drakoulias is involved in the sessions. For now, the band’s main focus is touring, but a new album is tentatively expected to surface in 2022.

Rich Robinson said the following during an appearance on the “Lipps Service With Scott Lipps” podcast:

“Yeah, Chris and I always write; in general, it’s what we do. And it keeps me sane in a day, to be able to write some songs. I have a studio here [at home], so to me, it was one of the things that kept everything going during this time that we had. To be able to send songs to Chris and have him send me stuff, and back and forth. And also working with George again for the first time has been great; it’s been really cool.”

Chris Robinson also commented in a separate interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

“We were sitting around during the pandemic, and Rich just started sending me stuff and two or three things turned into five or six things. That’s just how we work. He has a little home studio, so he can send me rough sketches. I’m not that technologically advanced. I’m like with a pencil on an old piece of paper.”

“We just want to get as many songs as we can and we’re working with George Drakoulias again, our producer, which has been fantastic. [He’s] one of the real last of the great ears for the essence of these songs, what they can be, how they live. A great song lives outside of the time it’s made. He has great vision that way. He understands our strong points as writers and our talent as musicians. So, it’s super exciting. I know we’re going to make a record. We could make one tomorrow. Again, our focus this whole time has just been the tour.”

[via Blabbermouth]