Friday, July 9, 2010
[FMQB.com] The Black Crowes recently announced their 2010 would be jam-packed with music and touring, but that the band would be taking an indefinite hiatus afterwards. Chris & Rich Robinson have put the band on ice in the past, even breaking up in 2002, but Chris tells Billboard this time around it's a "positive respite."
"The real story is it's been five solid years of touring and three records and DVDs, and it's more about having a little bit of space and taking a breath away from the thing," Robinson told Billboard. "This has easily been the most fulfilling and progressive time in the band in 20 years. I think everyone's in a good space, and our hiatus is for nothing but health reasons, mental and physical, and to have the freedom to do some projects with other people and raise the kids and stuff like that."
He added, "It might be 18 months, it might be two years, it might be five -- I don't know. We'll get back together when we feel it's right. There's no end or beginning; it's, 'Let's just do some other stuff for a while, and we'll get back together when we feel it's right.'"
A new release, Croweology, is due out August 3. The two-disc set features 20 new acoustic versions of Crowes classics. Their lengthy Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys tour starts up again July 23 in Ft. Wayne, IN and runs into December, when the band will play six nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:34 PM