The Black Crowes recently brought out Peter Buck and Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil during their concert last night near Seattle. They had a collaboration that took place as part of the evening’s encore at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre in Woodinville, Washington.
The Black Crowes had a great time
Buck was the first guest to emerge and added guitar to a performance of R.E.M.’s “The One I Love.” Tuesday’s collab appears to be the first time The Black Crowes covered the song by the fellow Georgia-born band.
Buck stayed as frontman Chris Robinson welcomed Thayil to the stage. The Soundgarden guitarist augmented a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Rock And Roll.”
“We’re gonna do this song – in all of our respective bands, we grew up loving this group and this song and we hope you know it,” Robinson said while introducing “Rock And Roll.”
Prior to the encore, the show started with a complete performance of The Black Crowes’ 1990 debut album, Shake Your Money Maker. The band followed with a handful of additional favorites, “Thorn in My Pride,” “Wiser for the time,” “Been a Long Time (Waiting on Love)” and “Remedy.” The band’s tour continues Thursday in Bend, Oregon.
The Black Crowes posted a 12-minute video of the collaborative performances on their Instagram. The Black Crowes had announced their reformation in 2019 for a ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ 30th anniversary tour, of which Wednesday’s Seattle-area show was a part of.
They had shared news of their disbandment in 2015, with guitarist Rich Robinson saying the split was due to a disagreement with his brother, frontman Chris. A statement at the time saw Rich Robinson say he couldn’t abide by his brother’s demand that he “give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman”. Chris Robinson later issued a counter statement. They are headed to the UK and Ireland later this year as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations marking the release of their debut album.