Rich Robinson on reuniting the Black Crowes: “You have to cut people slack”
Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson has commented on the band’s recent reconnection, and how he and his brother Chris Robinson have gained a better approach to dealing with conflict – noting the need to “understand the intention” when tensions became raised.
Rich went on to describe how the conflict came to be defined by volume levels, saying “I’m not trying to make his life miserable by turning my guitar up or telling him I want to play this song. He’s not trying to make my life miserable by saying, “Could you turn it down a little bit?” That became the sort of epic symbols of these struggles. It wasn’t about the volume; it was more about wanting to be heard.”
Rich made the comments to Rolling Stone, in the brothers’ first joint interview in many years. The extensive conversation focuses on how the brothers reconnected after the tense disbandment of The Black Crowes in 2015. Rich described how he discovered the pair would be willing to work past the conflict after the Long Island Medium contacted them both: “I told a third party, ‘man, it would just be cool to be able to play songs with my brother’ and he said, ‘y’know, Chris said the same thing to me.’”
The band very recently announced a 2020 reunion tour marking the 30th birthday of Shake Your Money Maker. The 46-date run kicks off in June next year, and alongside Chris and Rich Robinson feature will feature an all-new lineup.
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