During a performance earlier today (Monday, November 11) on "State of Amorica: A Black Crowes Podcast " Former THE BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman asked for his opinion on the announcement that the brothers Chris and Rich Robinson teamed up with new musicians to perform the band's entire debut album, "Shake Your Money Maker" on a 30th anniversary tour next year.
He replied (hear the sound below): "It's probably not unlike what many people who have been following the band for years believe, which is that you can judge someone by what they say, but it's much more important to judge people by their actions. People say something. And I think the way the band ended 201
Gorman added: "I cannot say that it is not sad that a band like THE BLACK CROWES who, by our second album, had put us in control of our own destiny and destiny for the rest of our lives … We went from being a band that discussed, & # 39; Let's buy a farm and build a studio and we will have our own world outside of Atlanta. Let's buy a place near Athens, where the country is cheap, then we build a studio and we have a composition and we can create music there forever. & # 39; For a band that went from there to their 30th anniversary, "Let's hear an album start ending, including songs that these guys haven't played in 20 years", that's sad – that's what it is for me. It is perfectly good if they want [do it] – I mean, they have every right to do that. And again, I don't suppose anyone will see it, but it's sad – it's always will be sad. And I've said this a lot, but it's true – there's no anger in my book. And I know that, because it's been a lot of anger before, and I know the difference. But there is always grief. But it is also exactly how it should go, as this is their destiny – to do what they are doing right now, despite the better efforts of myself and a lot of other equally, if not more, capable people of providing guidance and leadership and true passion and real talent. And it still wasn't enough to stop them from ruining the whole thing. It's the band – it's not the music. The music is eternal. "
The new BLACK CROWES set includes Chris Rich EARTHLESS guitarist Isaiah Mitchell former TEDESCHI TRUC bassist Tim Lefebvre along with ONCE AND FUTURE BAND members Joel Robinow on keyboard and Raj Ojha on drums.
THE BLACK CROWES celebrates the tour announcement by playing an intimate gig at the Bowery Ballroom in New York tonight (Monday, November 11) and at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on Thursday (November 14).
Gorman who played for THE BLACK CROWES for 27 years, released a book, "Difficult to Handle: The Black Crowes Life and Death – A Memoir" in September.  Photo courtesy of Westwood One