Former Black Crowes Drummer Steve Gorman Ain't Hiding. Check Out The Interview About "Hard To Handle: The Life And Death Of The Black Crowes"

September 25, 2019

Melody Maker Magazine called The Black Crowes "The most Rock 'N' Roll Rock 'N' Roll band in the world".  That was true for most of their career.  I first saw them at The Mosque in Richmond, Virginia for the 1992 "Southern Harmony And Musical Companion" tour.  They were already living in the stratosphere and had just released what is arguably their best album.  I remember seeing a band that was loose and enjoying the ride, guzzling Jack Daniels from the bottle and smoking joints on stage.  Those are the times former drummer Steve Gorman says were thier most cohesive.  Early to mid-90's and those first three albums.  The band was all on the same page and their mission was to rule the world or die trying.  But, unfortunatel,  the rest of the Crowes journey is hobbled by the usual Rock Star bullshit: fame+ego+money+ drugs= a sad ending that was converse to all the reasons they got into it to begin with.  

Steve Gorman held on as long as he could.  He jumped out while the car was still moving a couple of times but eventually came back to give it another go.  Hoping it would stick.  He eventually left for good in in 2015 after singer Chris Robinson tried to sieze control of the band's name and money.  You can get the first hand account from Gorman in his new memoir, "Hard To Handle: The Life And Death Of The Black Crowes" .  Gorman doesn't try to hide the ugly truth about the inner conflicts of the band and the power struggle between Chris Robinson and his brother Rich.  In the interview below he says the constant battling between the two was just one of the many problems that plagued the band and the chance of a reuinion.(WARNING: the answer to that gave me mixed feelings)


Here's footage from the 1992 tour I mention earlier: