November 26, 2008 / 11:56 PM / 10 years ago

Black Crowes likely to hit studio in new year

DETROIT (Hollywood Reporter) - Guitarist Rich Robinson says that he and brother Chris Robinson want to make another Black Crowes album — and have plenty of material from which to choose.

Lead singer of the Black Crowes Chris Robinson performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, August 2, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The rocker siblings have “tons of songs around,” Rich Robinson told “Chris and I are always writing.”

The likely result of their next collaboration would be a 2009 follow-up to this year’s “Warpaint.” That was the Crowes’ first set of new material in seven years and the band’s first for its own Silver Arrow Records imprint.

The younger Robinson said that for him and his frontman brother, “Having all this sort of new enthusiasm and this newfound sense of identity as a band, I think we want to put it to good use and make another great record and really do some different and interesting things.”

The Crowes resume their Euphoria Or Bust Tour on December 5 for a dozen dates, finishing with a five-night stand December 15-20 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Robinson noted that recording will be a priority in the new year.

“Right now I’m just writing what I write, and Chris is writing what he writes,” the guitarist said. “When we get together and put all of our songs together, I think it’ll dictate what common direction it’s going to go. Once that happens, that’s when I think everyone’s gonna come in and we’ll solidify everything.”

The Robinsons also hope to do more work as Brothers of a Feather, which they launched with a 2006 duo acoustic tour. “Chris and I had so much fun doing it, we’re talking about making a new Brothers album of all originals,” Robinson said, adding that they’re not concerned about having to make a Solomon’s choice between songs for that project and for the Crowes.

“I think the context will dictate that pretty easily,” he said. “I think there will be songs that are more suited to that (acoustic) presentation than what would be right for the Crowes. We’ll just keep writing and come up with things and suss through ‘em all. It’s better to have too much material than too little.”


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