Rich Robinson, a founding member of The Black Crowes, announced today via his official Facebook page that the band has broken up.
The reason for the breakup appears to be a disagreement regarding finances, with Robinson stating:
“I love my brother [frontman Chris Robinson] and respect his talent but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100% of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to. ”
You can read Rich Robinson’s full statement at the Facebook link above.
Click here to read Highway 81 Revisited’s interview with Rich Robinson in advance of last year’s Peach Music Festival, in which he spoke about several topics including his relationship with his brother.