The Black Crowes’ Robinson Brothers Ended Feud Before Reunion

The Black Crowes’ Robinson Brothers Ended Feud Before Reunion

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Chris and Rich Robinson needed to fix their relationship as brothers before reuniting as the Black Crowes.

Before the band embarks on their first tour since they broke up in 2015, the brothers realized they had to end their family feud.

“I said some horrible things. I was in a negative place, but you know what, I’ve apologized to Rich about that,” Chris said yesterday on the Howard Stern Show. “A lot of things have changed for me in the last two years. I was in a relationship that was failing, I was in a negative place, I was dealing with depression. And I’m sitting over here, like, ‘Why am I saying bad things about my brother?'”

Rich explained how he and Chris had been separately reaching out to a mutual friend about a reunion when they realized they just needed to communicate with each other directly. “We called Greg, we both did, at different times, but right around the same time,” he explained. “I was going out playing songs in my new band — playing Crowes songs — because a lot of the guys from the Crowes are in the band. And no matter what it is, there’s that half of me that was missing. It’s almost like the more I delved into that, the more it was obvious; here was a glaring omission, which was my brother. Plus, for six or seven years, things happen (in life), you go through things, you go, ‘I wish I could talk to Chris about this, but I can’t.’ I called (Greg) and I just said, ‘it would be really cool if Chris was here,’ and he said, ‘You know what, he just called me and he said the same thing.'”

Read the full story on Ultimate Classic Rock.


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