The Black Crowes Guitarist Unloads: ‘I Don’t Have A Brother Anymore, He Wants Money’


Joe Rock of West Babylon, New York’s WBAB radio station recently conducted an interview with former The Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson. During the interview, Rich said that he won’t reunite the band with his older brother, singer Chris Robinson.

“Being in a band [The Magpie Salute] that seems a lot more functional now, I wouldn’t really ever wanna wish to play in The Black Crowes again,” he said. “It’s too toxic.

“I don’t have a brother anymore,” he continued. “I don’t speak to him. We don’t speak. I haven’t spoken to him in four years. And I think that that is what it is. So I would never wanna go down that road again.

“It is a shame that it became about money, which it did. Regardless of how Chris wanted to spin it, or whatever it was, or he can go on ‘Howard Stern’ and say that I’m in a cover band, or whatever he does and says, and then puts together a cover band with musicians that never played on Black Crowes records to tour, like he did last year, or this year. Ultimately, he wanted everyone’s money. He felt that he was more important and bigger and better than everyone else, and that’s delusional and not the case, and I just felt like it wasn’t very righteous to live that way. And so the band split up. And now, with getting a few years away from it, I’m pretty happy it did, because I wouldn’t have been in this situation that I feel like I can really add to something that is never gonna go down that road. We’re vigilant about not letting it go down that road.”