Black Crowes Explain Why They Left Steve Gorman Out Of Reunion Tour


The Black Crowes have explained why they left drummer Steve Gorman out of their “Shake Your Money Maker” reunion tour.

Speaking to Long Island Weekly, the Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson branded Gorman “one of the incredibly negative and manipulative forces in the band”. 

“Steve was one of the incredibly negative and manipulative forces in the band that we really didn’t want to deal with”, Robinson said.

“In order to get back, we really had to do this very specific purge where we focus on the two of us and let this be something that will be positive”, he also added.

Black Crowes’ “Shake Your Money Maker” Reunion Tour

Back in 2019, Rich and his brother Chris Robinson announced that they were reviving the band with a tour. The band wanted to celebrate the 30th anniversary since the release of their debut album “Shake Your Money Maker”.

For this tour, the brothers said that none of the orginal band members would be invited back.

“It’s still precarious between us – you throw a bunch of that old s*** around, entrenched patterns of behavior, and it’s just gonna trigger again”, Rich said at the time.

Rich made similar comments when explaining Gorman’s absence from the reunion tour recently.

“We can be in charge of our own triggers, but if you have other people around that have an agenda, which a lot of the older people around did, it’s just going to crash and burn”, he said.

Rich also added, “we didn’t look at this as a one-time thing. We want to focus and do it right for ourselves as human beings. For ourselves as brothers. For ourselves as writing and creative partners as well as the other reasons”. 

The Shake Your Money Maker Tour was due to take place in the Summer of 2020, but was moved to 20 July 2021 due to the pandemic.

This tour will begin in Nashville and move across America, covering 37 shows.

“Charming Mess” 

Back in February, the band also released a video for a previously unreleased track “Charming Mess”. You can check it out below.

It was included on that album “Shake Your Money Maker”. This record went platinum six times and includes tracks like “Hard To Handle” and “Jealous Again”.

More on that report here.