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The Black Crowes Flashback To '1972': Rich Robinson Details The Memories & Moods Of New EP

The Black Crowes' new EP, '1972' celebrates a musical year where "everyone was going for something unique." Guitarist and co-founder Rich Robinson offers a track-by-track breakdown of how they came to cover tracks from '72.

GRAMMYs/May 18, 2022 - 01:07 pm

The Black Crowes have always pulled from previous eras, meshing old time rock 'n' roll with elements of blues, soul and glam, and fashioning it into something fierce enough to sit alongside the artists who influenced them, yet fresh enough to fit in with contemporary pop. The Atlanta, Georgia group’s ability to conjure the past while bringing something gritty and new to the present has served them well throughout their almost three-decade long career.

After a couple breaks over the years, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson’s most recent reunion in 2019 coincided with a tour announcement and planned track-by-track celebration of their 1990 debut album Shake Your Money Maker. But the pandemic forced cancellation for over a year, and the tour has just resumed in recent months. 

Money Maker’s standout jam had to be their cover of Otis Redding’s "Hard to Handle" which became a breakout hit on MTV and radio, and went to No.1 on Billboard’s Album Rock Tracks chart. The song was a mostly faithful cover in terms of arrangement, but vocally, Chris added a smidge of Southern twang to the mix and a lot of sexy swagger, too, while Rich’s guitarwork amped up the tempo and rhythmic heft. 

Despite their obvious inspirations (the Stones, the Faces), the Crowes are more than retro rock redux. Yet after eight albums, they are at their best when referencing and reinterpreting the music they love. Which makes their latest, 1972, a joyous idea and real treat for fans as the band continues to tour the country. 

The EP, which is available exclusively on Amazon Music right now (the release will widen to other streaming platforms at a later date), features six iconic songs from ‘72. As Rich shared with after the band’s intimate record release show at the famed Whiskey Au-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in LA, the project is about highlighting the musical diversity of this particular year, while also paying tribute to it. 

"We honored the year because to me, what’s amazing about that snapshot in musical history was the scope of the music being played and less of the over-commercialization of music," he explains. "Nowadays, everything is over generified. Back then, you had Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, or the Rolling Stones, or Cat Stevens in the '70s.  David Bowie to Bob Dylan to Neil Diamond…. Everyone was going for something unique. When you heard Bob Dylan or the Rolling Stones or Little Feat you knew exactly who it was, so that’s why we chose to focus on that era specifically."

We asked the guitarist to give his specific thoughts and feelings about all six of 1972’s classic song choices, and detail how the Crowes came up with the final tracklist.   

"Rocks Off" (The Rolling Stones)

Exile on Main Street is one of those albums that meant so much in our lives. Some albums were earth-shattering as they pertained to a piece of music that really stuck with me. Exile was one of those records I’ve never put down. "Rocks Off" is such a brilliant rock 'n' roll song. We wanted to do it because of the pure influence that the Rolling Stones and that record had on us as musicians and songwriters.

"The Slider" (T-Rex)

It’s tough for me to talk about the mood of the era when I was 3 years old in 1972, but what I can comment on is what that song and T-Rex meant to me as I started listening in my teens and still listen today. T-Rex exuded something that was so meaningful musically, and coupled with his personality, the two intertwined perfectly.  

"You Wear It Well" (Rod Stewart)

A great song is a great song. Early Rod is one of those things we listen to all the time, the Faces and his early records where basically the Faces played on them. He’s just a phenomenal singer. A brilliant songwriter. "You Wear It Well" conveyed something organic about the time that Rod really captured. 

He and Ronnie Wood were able to do that at that time when not a lot of bands could. Songs like this and "Every Picture Tells a Story" and "Maggie May" have that acoustic guitar with the drum and his beautiful voice on top. It’s just so meaningful. 

"Easy To Slip" (Little Feat)

I remember listening to [Little Feat] all the time on the school bus in 1990. That’s when it kind of hit me, the brilliance of Lowell George, of the songwriting, of the rhythm section. Everything about the band was stellar. "Easy to Slip" grabbed me instantly. It was something I felt a strong connection to so I thought I could maybe sing it.  

"Moonage Daydream" (David Bowie)

It was an interesting choice. We tried to choose songs that we could bring a little bit of ourselves to. "Moonage Daydream" is one of my favorite songs on that record, and it’s a little different for Bowie. It’s a journey. I love the tempo, his way with words, that phrasing. To put our take on that song was really far out and I’m very happy with the result.  

"Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone" (The Temptations)

It's such a brilliant song but we’re not an R&B band, so we had to figure out a way to make it work. Adding that rock 'n' roll element on the choruses in particular and a little slide in there helped make it our own. I’m really happy with the way it came out while simultaneously showing respect to the song. 

The song is a gift. There’s a million bands, a million guitar players, a million singers, but it’s nothing without the song. In particular, it was amazing to do justice to, show reverence for, and bring a little bit of ourselves to this one. 

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The Black Crowes' Long Flight To New Album 'Happiness Bastards': Side Projects, Cooled Nerves & A Brotherly Rapprochement

The Black Crowes have had a lengthy, lumpy history: this reunion is their third in total. Here's how the Southern rock favorites returned for a back-to-basics new album, 'Happiness Bastards' — their first in 15 years.

GRAMMYs/Mar 14, 2024 - 07:30 pm

Imagine starting a world-conquering rock band with your brother, not speaking for eight years, then running into each other at the airport hotel. That's exactly what happened to Chris and Rich Robinson — the famously quarrelsome brothers at the heart of the Black Crowes.

Those crossed paths eventually led the singer and guitarist to reconstitute the Crowes for the 30th anniversary of their hotcakes-selling 1990 debut, Shake Your Money Maker. (They're the only two original members of the band; bassist Sven Pipien's been with them on and off since 1998's By Your Side.)

Fans ate up those Shake Your Money Maker gigs — and now, the GRAMMY nominees are a truly creative entity once again. Their new album, Happiness Bastards — out March 15 via their own Silver Arrow Records — is their first in 15 years, and an inspired reset, drawing from the same stew of blues and boogie they lapped up hungrily than three decades ago.

As you absorb tunes like "Bedside Manners," "Wanting and Waiting" and "Kindred Friend," read on for a quick breakdown of what the Black Crowes have been up to during all the time off.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Forged Ahead — For A Time

Whenever the Crowes' wings were clipped, Chris Robinson tended to reembrace what he calls his "farm-to-table psychedelic band," which featured Crowes keyboardist Adam MacDougall, guitarist Neal Casal, and other close compadres. (Robinson's also brought Crowes songs to the stage solo.)

Robinson clearly thought the word of Casal, a close collaborator with Ryan Adams; when Casal tragically died by suicide in 2019 at only 50, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood closed up shop for good. But before that…

Old Songs, New Wings

Around this time, Chris Robinson also started a satellite band, As The Crow Flies, which performed his old band's tunes — full stop. Former Crowes Audley Freed and Adam MacDougall joined the singer, as did guitarist Marcus King and drummer Tony Leone.

By all accounts, his intentions were pure. "I'm not out to redo the Black Crowes or outdo the Black Crowes or anything like that," he said at the time. "I just want to sing the music." 

Rich Robinson Soldiered On Solo…

Amid his older brother's musical adventures, Rich Robinson pressed on as a solo artist; he'd released his first solo album, Paper, in 2004.

During their most recent hiatus, Rich released 2016's Flux, which he described as a "very eclectic record and that it draws from all of my influences. It takes you on a journey and that's what records should do.

…And With Another Band

That year, Rich Robinson formed the Magpie Salute, which also contained Crowes alumni in Pipien guitarist Marc Ford. Their first album, High Water I, was released in 2018; it got a II in 2019.

Lots more happened outside of the Robinsons. Their drummer, Steve Gorman, released a tell-all memoir in 2019: Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes, co-written with music writer Steven Hyden.

Tragically, Eddie Harsch, their keyboardist from 1991 to 2006, passed away in 2016 of unreported causes; word was that he overdosed.

Despite these lumps, the Black Crowes are back in business, with Happiness Bastards and an attendant tour on the immediate horizon. They'll be joined by keyboardist Erik Deutsch, guitarist Nico Bereciartua, drummer Cully Symington, and backing vocalists Mackenszie Adams and Lesley Grant.

The Crowes may look different these days, decades after "Twice as Hard" and other tunes put them on the map. But on Happiness Bastards, they've still got southern harmony in spades — and they're still your musical companions.

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15 Reissues And Archival Releases For Your Holiday Shopping List

2023 was a banner year for reissues and boxed sets; everyone from the Beatles to Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones got inspired expansions and repackagings. Here are 15 more to scoop up before 2023 gives way to 2024.

GRAMMYs/Nov 28, 2023 - 03:19 pm

Across 2023, we've been treated to a shower of fantastic reissues, remixes and/or expansions. From the Beatles' Red and Blue albums, to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, to the Who's Who's Next, the list is far too massive to fit into a single article.

And, happily, it's not over yet: from now until Christmas, there are plenty more reissues to savor — whether they be mere vinyl represses, or lavish plumbings of the source material replete with outtakes.

As you prepare your holiday shopping list, don't sleep on these 15 reissues for the fellow music fanatic in your life — or pick up a bundle for yourself!

X-Ray Spex - Conscious Consumer (Vinyl Reissue)

Whether you view them through the lens of Black woman power or simply their unforgettable, snarling anthems, English punks X-Ray Spex made an indelible mark with their debut 1978 album, Germfree Adolescents.

Seventeen years later, they made a less-discussed reunion album, 1995's Conscious Consumer — which has been unavailable over the next 27 years. After you (re)visit Germfree Adolescents, pick up this special vinyl reissue, remastered from the original tape.

That's out Dec. 15; pre-order it here.

Fall Out Boy - Take This to Your Grave (20th Anniversary Edition)

Released the year before their breakthrough 2005 album From Under the Cork Tree — the one with "Dance, Dance" and "Sugar, We're Goin Down" on it — Fall Out Boy's Take This to Your Grave remains notable and earwormy. The 2004 album aged rather well, and contains fan favorites like "Dead on Arrival."

Revisit the two-time GRAMMY nominees' Myspace-era gem with its 20th anniversary edition, which features a 36-page coffee table book and two unreleased demos: "Colorado Song" and "Jakus Song." It's available Dec. 15.

Coheed and Cambria - Live at the Starland Ballroom

Coheed and Cambria is more than a long-running rock band; they're a sci-fi multimedia universe, as well as a preternaturally tight live band.

Proof positive of the latter is Live at the Starland Ballroom, a document of a performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, in 2004 — that hasn't been on vinyl until now. Grab it here; it dropped Nov. 24, for Record Store Day Black Friday.

Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark Demos

Post-aneurysm recovery, Joni Mitchell's on a well-deserved victory lap. But it's far more rewarding to analyze her as a musical genius than simply shower her with icon-status accolades.

Joni Mitchell Archives – Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972–1975), from last October, is a terrific way to do just that; its unvarnished alternate versions strip away the '70s gloss to spellbinding effect.

Which is no exception regarding the Court and Spark demos, which got a standalone release for RSD Black Friday.

P!NK - TRUSTFALL (Deluxe Edition)

The dependable Pink returned in 2023 with the well-regarded TRUSTFALL, and it's already getting an expanded presentation.

Its Deluxe Edition is filled with six previously unheard live recordings from her 2023 Summer Carnival Stadium Tour. Therein, you can find two new singles, including "Dreaming," a collaboration with Marshmello and Sting. Pre-order it today.

Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle (30th Anniversary Edition)

After his star-making turn on Dr. Dre's The Chronic, 16-time GRAMMY nominee Snoop Dogg stepped out with his revolutionary, Dre-assisted debut album, Doggystyle.

Permeated with hedonistic, debaucherous fun, the 1993 classic only furthered G-funk's momentum as a force within hip-hop.

Revisit — or discover — the album via this 30-year anniversary reissue, available now on streaming and vinyl.

As per the latter, the record is available special color variants, including a gold foil cover and clear/cloudy blue vinyl via Walmart, a clear and black smoke vinyl via Amazon and a green and black smoke vinyl via indie retailers.

Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys 20

Alicia Keys has scored an incredible 15 GRAMMYs and 31 nominations — and if that run didn't exactly begin with 2003's The Diary of Alicia Keys, that album certainly cemented her royalty.

Her heralded second album, which features classics like "Karma," "If I Was Your Woman"/"Walk On By" and "Diary," is being reissued on Dec. 1 — expanded to 24 tracks, and featuring an unreleased song, "Golden Child."

The Sound of Music (Super Deluxe Edition Boxed Set)

Fifty-seven years has done nothing to dim the appeal of 1965's The Sound of Music — both the flick and its indelible soundtrack.

Re-immerse yourself in classics like "My Favorite Things" via The Sound of Music (Super Deluxe Edition Boxed Set), which arrives Dec. 1.

The box contains more than 40 previously unreleased tracks, collecting every musical element from the film for the first time, along with instrumentals for every song, demos and rare outtakes from the cast.

Furthermore, an audio Blu-ray features the full score in hi-res plus a new Dolby Atmos mix of the original soundtrack. And the whole shebang is housed in a 64-page hardbound book with liner notes from film preservationist Mike Matessino.

ABBA - The Visitors (Deluxe Edition)

With their eighth album, 1981's The Visitors, the Swedish masterminds — and five-time GRAMMY nominees — stepped away from lighter fare and examined themselves more deeply than ever.

The result was heralded as their most mature album to date — and has been repackaged before, with a Deluxe Edition in 2012.

This (quite belated) 40th anniversary edition continues its evolution in the marketplace. And better late than never: The Visitors was their final album until their 2021 farewell, Voyage, and on those terms alone, deserves reexamination.

Aretha Franklin - A Portrait of the Queen 1970-1974

Rolling Stone didn't recently declare Aretha Franklin the greatest singer of all time for no reason: in 2023, there's nary a pretender to the Queen of Soul's throne.

A Portrait of the Queen 1970-1974 compiles her first five albums of the 1970s: This Girl's In Love With You, Spirit in the Dark, Young Gifted and Black, Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky), and Let Me In Your Life.

Each has been remastered from the analog master tapes. The vinyl version has a bonus disc of session alternates, outtakes & demos. Both CD and vinyl versions are packaged with booklets featuring sleeve notes by Gail Mitchell and David Nathan. Grab it on Dec. 1.

Fela Kuti - Box Set #6

From the great beyond, Fela Kuti has done music journalists a solid in simply numbering his boxes. But this isn't just any Kuti box: it's curated by the one and only Idris Elba, who turned in a monumental performance as Stringer Bell on "The Wire."

The fifth go-round contains the Afrobeat giant's albums Open & Close, Music of Many Colors, Stalemate, I Go Shout Plenty!!!, Live In Amsterdam (2xLP), and Opposite People. It includes a 24 page booklet featuring lyrics, commentaries by Afrobeat historian Chris May, and never-before-seen photos.

The box is only available in a limited edition of 5,000 worldwide, so act fast: it's also available on Dec. 1.

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (The Baskerville Edition) / Hounds of Love (The Boxes of Lost Sea)

Kate Bush rocketed back into the public consciousness in 2022, via "Stranger Things." The lovefest continues unabated with these two editions of Hounds of Love, which features that signature song: "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God.)

There is no new audio on either edition; they feature distinctive packaging, and the latter splits the album into two boxes. Read on here, and pre-order them via Bush's site; they arrive Dec. 1.

The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's), Got Live If You Want It! And The Rolling Stones No. 2 (Vinyl Reissues)

These three '60s Stones albums have slipped between the cracks over the years — but if you love the world-renowned rock legends in its infancy, they're essential listens.

No. 2 is their second album from 1965; the same year's December's Children is the last of their early songs to lean heavily on covers; Got Live If You Want It! is an early live document capturing the early hysteria swarming around the band.

On Dec. 1, they're reissued on 180g vinyl; for more information and to order, visit here.

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (Special Edition)

No, it's not half as famous as The Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall — but 1970's lumpy Atom Heart Mother certainly has its partisans.

Rediscover a hidden corner of the Floyd catalog — the one between Ummagumma and Meddle — via this special edition, which features newly discovered live footage from more than half a century ago.

The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion

After endless fraternal infighting, the Black Crowes are back — can they keep it together?

In the meantime, their second album, 1992's The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, remains a stellar slice of roots rock — as a sprawling, three-disc Super Deluxe Edition bears out. If you're a bird of this feather, don't miss it when it arrives on Dec. 15. 

7 Musical Sibling Rivalries: CCR, Oasis, The Kinks & More

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Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher and brother Noal Gallagher in 1995

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7 Musical Sibling Rivalries: CCR, Oasis, The Kinks & More

Sometimes arguments between siblings are brief and forgiving. Other times, the damage is irreparable. Read on for seven historic sibling rivalries, break-ups and reunions in rock and pop history.

GRAMMYs/Nov 27, 2023 - 04:04 pm

It stands to reason that, in music, the family that plays together stays together, although that’s not always the case.

For every Kings of Leon, Haim, Jonas BrothersJackson 5, Osmonds, Isley Brothers, Bee Gees or Hanson that stand the test of time, there are other family-based groups where the grueling and interdependent nature of rock stardom has led to dissension in the ranks.

 Sometimes those arguments between siblings are brief and forgiving. On other occasions, wedges are forged and sides are taken, resulting in either a permanent breakup of an act; a launch into new creative horizons; or hopefully a reconciliation.

 Here are seven well-known acts whose internal bickering between has led to either unexpected ends or surprising detours

The Everly Brothers: Don & Phil Everly

The Everlys' close-knit country pop and rock 'n' roll harmonies — which netted immortal chart-toppers "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up, Little Susie" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" — inspired everyone from the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel to Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. As such, it's difficult to fathom that the Don and Phil Everly were so at odds for the better part of a decade that they'd spend entire evenings together on stage without exchanging a word.

A 2014 Los Angeles Times article reported that "vastly different views on politics and life," drove a wedge between  Don and Phil.  The brothers broke up at least twice; their first estrangement followed a 1973 show at the California theme park Knott's Berry Farm, when Phil smashed his guitar and walked offstage.

That split resulted in separate careers up until a 1983 reunion at London's Royal Albert Hall and the recording of several albums, including EB'84 with producer Dave Edmunds.

Phil Everly died of pneumonia in 2014 at the age of 74, while Don succumbed to undisclosed causes at the age of 84 in 2021.

 It is unknown if the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipients ever reconciled.

 The Louvin Brothers: Ira & Charlie Louvin

Grand Ole Opry legends and brothers Charlie and Ira Louvin are known for such songs as "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby" and "Hope That You're Hoping."

Born in Henagar, Alabama, the Louvin's country, bluegrass and gospel sound developed from their strict Baptist upbringing.  Yet the brothers preached one philosophy in song, Ira, who complemented Charlie's guitar on mandolin,  lived another: His inability to resist vices — drinking and womanizing — prompted Charlie to go solo in 1963.

Ira continued to lead a colorful life: his third wife shot him four times in the chest and twice in the hand after he allegedly tried to kill her with a telephone cord- but Louvin survived.

However, it was a 1965 car crash that eventually claimed Ira and his fourth wife, Anne: they were killed by a drunk driver. 

The tragedy cut short any chance of  a duo reunion, although Charlie enjoyed several Top 40 country hits through 1971. 

The Louvin Brothers were  enshrined in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. 

The Kinks: Ray & Dave Davies

English rock rebels the Kinks have sold more than 50 million albums since forming in the '60s, although most of their  hits — "Lola," " You Really Got Me," "Apeman," "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" and "Come Dancing" among others — stemmed from the pen of Ray Davies.

Contrary to popular belief, brother Dave says he is good with that equation — but admits that the relationship between them is naturally tumultuous.

Dave Davies explained the dynamics of his relationship with Ray to The Daily Mail in 2017, describing it as "a married couple who have just reached the end of the road."

"You know when one partner gives and gives and the other takes, and finally you realise (sic) you can’t do it any more?’

"You can’t divorce your brother, though. ‘No, you can’t. So we are stuck with each other, but I think I’ve accepted that this is just the way our relationship is.

In a separate interview with  The Daily Express in 2011, Ray agreed. "When we were together it was aggressive, violent, powerful but we triggered off each other."

Still, the dust-ups between them were legendary, leading to a two-decade rift.

As recently as 2018, there's been talk that Ray and Dave Davies had buried the hatchet and were intent on reuniting the Kinks... but here we are in 2023 and that possibility seems no closer to reality.

Creedence Clearwater Revival: John & Tom Fogerty

After American rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) formed in El Cerrito, California in 1959 (they began as the Blue Velvets and rechristened themselves several times before settling on CCR in 1968), it was clear that lead singer, guitarist and songwriter John Fogerty was calling the shots — including acting as the band's manager.

CCR included Fogerty's brother Tom, who played rhythm guitar;  bass player Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford.  Following  a particularly lucrative period between 1969 and 1970,  John  decided that Tom would no longer sing lead on or co-write any song while he was in the band, despite previously handling lead vocals and collaborating on some pre-CCR material.

"He cut Tom Fogerty out from singing," Clifford told AZ Central in 2015.  'Without Tom...there wouldn't have been a Creedence Clearwater Revival. When Tom graciously gave up the vocals to his younger brother, he had no idea that he would never be singing another song again. So Stu and I and Tom were always at odds with John about that."

Tom Fogerty left after 1970's Pendulum, and apart from a 1980 reunion during his wedding reception, CCR never performed again.  He died in 1990 after contracting AIDS from HIV-infected blood during a transfusion during back surgery, and was posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Heart: Ann & Nancy Wilson

One of the top female-led rock bands in modern music history thanks to hits like "Magic Man" and "What About Love," Heart has been the role model for thousands of musicians.

But the first public signs of friction between sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson occurred in August 2016, when Ann's husband Dean Wetter was arrested for assaulting Nancy's 16-year-old twin sons after he boys reportedly left open the door to his RV.

Rolling Stone reported that the siblings hadn't spoken  to each other since the 2016 tour ended, but relations have eventually warmed up. The sisters reunited for Heart's  53-date Love Alive tour in 2019 - and more recently, Nancy joined Ann Wilson and her band Tripsitter on stage October 10 in Santa Rosa California to perform "Barracuda."  They received the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023.

Ann Wilson has continued to release solo albums and front her band Tripsitter, while guitarist Nancy has formed Nancy Wilson's Heart.

In a 2022 Guitar World interview, Ann said she and Nancy are "okay," but have different ideas for the future of Heart. "We haven't figured out a compromise yet," she admitted.

The Black Crowes: Chris & Rich Robinson

Sometimes, money and control carry more weight than people insinuate.

Guitarist Rich Robinson left the Black Crowes in January 2015 due to an alleged ownership agreement with brother and vocalist Chris. Both men divided and  conquered with solo careers but remained largely incommunicado for almost five years.

But in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, both Rich and Chris credited their children with healing the rift between them. 

"My daughter, Cheyenne (now 11), was like: ‘What’s the deal with you and Uncle Rich, and why don’t I know my cousins?’"Chris told the paper. "Those are the kind of questions that will make you think and reflect."

"Definitely. Kids are honest and curious, and they don’t have issues like Chris and I did," Rich said  in a joint interview with his brother. "So, as Chris said, that opened a door (to reconciliation)."

Together again since 2021, the Black Crowes will be shaking their moneymakers opening the final Aerosmith tour, once Steven Tyler's larynx heals. 

Oasis: Liam & Noel Gallagher

While backstage in 2009 in Paris, the tumultuous in-fighting between Oasis' Liam and Noel Gallagher reached new heights; a violent fistfight that drove a nail into the coffin of the band.

Noel's statement: "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. 'People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer."

This was the last in a number of physical altercations that had taken place over the years during tours. Since the split, Noel has been recording and touring with his band the High Flying Birds while Liam first took to the road and studio with Beady Eye, which split in 2014; he's now performing solo.

However, Liam has reportedly expressed interest in reuniting  with Noel and strike up Oasis, though whether there have been any private conversations towards this end remains to be seen.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Kendrick Lamar Honors Hip-Hop's Greats While Accepting Best Rap Album GRAMMY For 'To Pimp a Butterfly' In 2016

Upon winning the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album for 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' Kendrick Lamar thanked those that helped him get to the stage, and the artists that blazed the trail for him.

GRAMMYs/Oct 13, 2023 - 06:01 pm

Updated Friday Oct. 13, 2023 to include info about Kendrick Lamar's most recent GRAMMY wins, as of the 2023 GRAMMYs.

A GRAMMY veteran these days, Kendrick Lamar has won 17 GRAMMYs and has received 47 GRAMMY nominations overall. A sizable chunk of his trophies came from the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards in 2016, when he walked away with five — including his first-ever win in the Best Rap Album category.

This installment of GRAMMY Rewind turns back the clock to 2016, revisiting Lamar's acceptance speech upon winning Best Rap Album for To Pimp A Butterfly. Though Lamar was alone on stage, he made it clear that he wouldn't be at the top of his game without the help of a broad support system. 

"First off, all glory to God, that's for sure," he said, kicking off a speech that went on to thank his parents, who he described as his "those who gave me the responsibility of knowing, of accepting the good with the bad."

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He also extended his love and gratitude to his fiancée, Whitney Alford, and shouted out his Top Dawg Entertainment labelmates. Lamar specifically praised Top Dawg's CEO, Anthony Tiffith, for finding and developing raw talent that might not otherwise get the chance to pursue their musical dreams.

"We'd never forget that: Taking these kids out of the projects, out of Compton, and putting them right here on this stage, to be the best that they can be," Lamar — a Compton native himself — continued, leading into an impassioned conclusion spotlighting some of the cornerstone rap albums that came before To Pimp a Butterfly.

"Hip-hop. Ice Cube. This is for hip-hop," he said. "This is for Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle. This is for Illmatic, this is for Nas. We will live forever. Believe that."

To Pimp a Butterfly singles "Alright" and "These Walls" earned Lamar three more GRAMMYs that night, the former winning Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song and the latter taking Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (the song features Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat). He also won Best Music Video for the remix of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood." 

Lamar has since won Best Rap Album two more times, taking home the golden gramophone in 2018 for his blockbuster LP DAMN., and in 2023 for his bold fifth album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

Watch Lamar's full acceptance speech above, and check back at every Friday for more GRAMMY Rewind episodes. 

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