The Black Crowes Talk Tall Tales
“20 Years of Tall Tales” is the title of the web series The Black Crowes will roll out starting Tuesday, August 3, the street date for Croweology (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records), their first-ever double album of all-acoustic material with new arrangements of their best-loved songs and deep cuts.
In a wide-ranging and freewheeling interview marking the 20th anniversary of their landmark multi-platinum debut, 1990’s Shake Your Moneymaker, frontman Chris Robinson talks about where The Black Crowes, arguably one of the most misunderstood rock bands of all time, have been and where they are now.
Throughout the month of August, the band will release via their website (www.blackcrowes.com) one webisode per day. It’s all here: the highs, the lows, controversies, arrests, feuds and more. “20 Years of Tall Tales” was directed and produced by John Vanover and filmed earlier this month at Robinson’s Los Angeles home.
Fans will learn whether the band really did spend $1 million recording The Tall Sessions – found on 2006’s The Lost Crowes – an album that went unreleased for more than a decade. Robinson will talk about the band’s upcoming hiatus and reveal what really happened in the Denver convenience store that led to his 1991 arrest.
The following topics will also be covered: Was the band really fired from the Aerosmith tour before being reinstated? And what really went on in the studio the night the band held a bacchanalia for the Amorica album? What really drives the relationship between Chris and his brother, guitarist Rich Robinson? How did the union of The Black Crowes and Oasis on the “Tour of Brotherly Love” actually cancel out the feuds of both bands’ brothers?
The “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” tour begins Aug. 13 at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee and wraps up with a six-night stand at The Fillmore in San Francisco (Dec. 12, 14-15, 17-19).
Most shows will feature three-hour performances with a 90 minute acoustic set followed by a 90 minute electric set.