Steve Gorman has once again said that he has no interest in taking part in THE BLACK CROWES' rumored 2020 reunion tour. "It's six years gone now," the drummer told Albany, New York's Q105.7 radio station (hear audio below). "And the part of THE BLACK CROWES that means the most to me is over 20 years gone, truthfully. We were a very special band for a short amount of time. We were a really good band and then a really good group for a long time. But looking at it now with this much distance, the truly magical parts of that band are a long, long, long time — for me."
Gorman, whose "Hard To Handle: The Life And Death Of The Black Crowes - A Memoir" was released last month, went on to say that he wasn't always blame-free when it came to THE BLACK CROWES' inner dealings and he accepts some of the responsibility in the constant series of self-inflicted wounds that stymied the band in its heyday and prevented it from achieving legendary status.
"A band is much like a family, and when you have a band that starts around two brothers, it's absolutely a family," he said. "Anybody that's from a family with addiction is gonna relate to an awful lot of the book, 'cause it has nothing to do with the fact that we were a band. When you have addiction, you have codependency, and when you have codependency, you have perceived betrayals and you have all kinds of things that sow the seeds for a lot of dissonance and a lot of heartache. There's family loyalty and there's family fighting and all those things. And most importantly, when you have addiction and codependency, you have secrecy. Because it's too hard to face the truth, and you build a culture of, 'Let's just put on a good face, and maybe it'll all work out next time.' And that was life in THE BLACK CROWES. And, again, anybody that had experiences like that, with any job or with the family or a relationship, it's all very relatable stuff. I mean, the context is big rock band touring the world. The essence of the band, the narrative arc of THE BLACK CROWES is just like any other group of people, with strengths but also with terrible weaknesses and an inability to differentiate the two."
Former manager Pete Angelus recently told The Wall Street Journal that he is "aware of the deal" that the Robinson brothers "made with Live Nation for a 2020 tour," while another source that is "familiar with the matter" simply said that "there might be something in the works."
THE BLACK CROWES have been inactive since they played their final show in December 2013.
Last year, Chris put together a band called AS THE CROW FLIES to perform primarily BLACK CROWES songs. Meanwhile, Rich was most recently involved with THE MAGPIE SALUTE in which he was joined by Marc Ford from THE BLACK CROWES, bassist Sven Pipien (also from the CROWES) along with lead singer John Hogg (HOOKAH BROWN, MOKE), drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua.