The Black Crowes announced their return by the end of 2019 but had to postpone their tour dates for 2021 due to the pandemic. To promote the reissue of the 30th anniversary edition of their classic album “Shake Your Money Maker”, singer Rich Robinson talked in an interview with Radio.com about his current relationship with his brother and guitarist Rich Robinson.
Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson said about his current relationship with his brother:
“I would say [we have a] great relationship, because I understand — and I’m a man, so I can deal with it — I understand where I let my brother down over the years, where I really should have been his brother, but I wasn’t his brother — even though my actions at the time facilitated that. But by the way, that’s kind of sometimes… Rock and roll, especially those first 10 years, was mean. You have to be tough.”
“Rock and roll bands are, like — you leave your dead by the side of the road and keep on going, you know what I mean? It wasn’t a sensitive place; it wasn’t a nurturing place. I’m hardly pretending I’m not unimaginably sensitive and had my own negative or destructive ways of dealing with whatever. I mean, the best part about it is you’re creative, you’re an artist, so, for better or for worse, you, [through] almost osmosis, you envelope all the things you are, because the people around you and the machine that you are running runs on a lot of emotional energy.”
“To be able to write songs that have emotional connection, no matter what that is — through the music, the melody, the imagery, and then subsequently the recording and the performance and what that means and how that changes. It’s a lot.”