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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Black Crowes Try to Remember Things for New Web Series

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 1:30 PM

And then there was the time I was high ...
  • "And then there was the time I was high ... "

The Black Crowes are promoting their new album Croweology with a web series that's featuring a new interview for 20 straight days. So far there have been two episodes.

In the clips, frontman Chris Robinson reminisces about the band's 20-year history — appropriate since Croweology is a two-disc set featuring new acoustic versions of Crowes faves.

The two clips that have aired so far — the series started yesterday, the same day the album came out — include Robinson's thoughts on dressing like a hippie and touring with Aerosmith.

What can you expect over the next couple weeks? Here's what we heard:

Did the Black Crowes—a band that has never played it musically or commercially safe and at times been crucified for it—really spend $1,000,000 recording an album (Tall) that went unreleased for more than a decade?

What really happened in that Denver convenience store that led to Chris’ arrest?

Why was the band really fired from the Aerosmith tour before being reinstated?

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?

And what about the band’s recently announced lengthy hiatus that will begin when their upcoming “SAY GOODNIGHT TO THE BAD GUYS 2010” tour ends this year with an epic six-night stand in San Francisco at The Fillmore December 12-19?

We're not certain, but we're pretty sure "drugs" is the answer to most of those questions.

Either way, it's a pretty cool look at the band's history for fans. —Michael Gallucci

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