Chris Robinson Says The ‘Dysfunctional’ Black Crowes Will Never Play Together Again

first_imgIn a new interview with Rolling Stone, Chris Robinson all but sealed the fate of the Black Crowes, saying “No, never” when asked if the band would ever play together again. The interview primarily focuses on Robinson’s love of psychedelic music, as he’ll be DJing a new program called Chris Robinson’s Gurus Galore on SiriusXM Jam ON radio starting this Monday, April 4th.After some questions exploring Robinson’s psychedelic and musical tastes, the conversation turned to the musical project that propelled Robinson into the spotlight. When asked about the band’s current state of affairs, Robinson spoke at length:“It’s just gross now. I think everyone’s laid down their cards. It’s easy to sit back and say, “Oh, well, that guy said that he wanted all my money!” It’s not true! That’s not how it works and I’ve said it before. I don’t think people should discuss their business. But then again, if you’re a child and you’ve been hurt and someone took your toy, you have a temper tantrum, you know? Like I said, man, you’re allowed to just want the money. You’re allowed to just want to be in that kind of band where you go out and play your hits and you don’t have anything else to say or offer anyone. In the same way I’m allowed to not want to be a part of that!It doesn’t take away from what we did. It just means that I’m not going to spend my life around people who don’t like each other or are all there for the same reason. The reason any of this is interesting at all is because we all jumped into the river, the music. That music starts with us as human beings in our earliest, ancient past, and it will take us to our distant future. That will not change. That’s where we are.”He also discussed the band’s 2013 tour.“For me it was great. I was happy. I got to sing those songs one last time to the people who gave me so much. I would be writing these songs and doing all this on any level, whether it was in my garage to friends or whatever. So for the opportunity to be a part of people’s lives and those shows to be important, that never goes without my respect. So that was special. And I’ve wanted to go, you know what I mean? So I wanted that to be the emphasis. And also I think that summer, touring with the Tedeschi Trucks Band was probably the best touring experience. Great friendships were forged on that.It also opened my eyes to kind of how dysfunctional — and I don’t really want to get into it — how dysfunctional and how disappointed I was with where the Black Crowes ended up. Which hurt. It hurts a person like me who’s very altruistic, in those terms. But you know what? No matter all the ugly shit that people try to say about me … it doesn’t matter. I’m getting to do exactly what I want to do. It makes me happy.We don’t sit around and have some douchebag pull up in his Porsche and come to the studio and start telling us that the bass isn’t loud enough or that he doesn’t like the lyrics or that he doesn’t like the edit. The same people that basically killed the music business are the same people who are still trying to control it. We’ve just removed ourselves from that and we’re completely happy to be independent of it.”You can read the full interview here, which talks about the Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s new album and so much more.last_img read more

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The Big 7 Matches This Weekend

first_imgMillonarios vs. Deportivo CaliSaturday 12midnightHeading back to South America, Colombia’s Clasico Anejo takes place this weekend as Millonarios host Deportivo Cali in the final game of the season on Saturday night.The contest pits two of the most successful teams in Colombian football history against each other, although it is only Millonarios who have been competing for the title this season.Santa Fe currently lead the way and enjoy a five-point gap over fourth-place Millonarios – who at best can now only finish as high as third – whereas Deportivo find themselves down in 14th place and 10 points adrift of Saturday’s hosts having lost eight of their 19 league outings in the second half of the season.It represents a sharp decline for Deportivo, who were champions as recently as 2015, and they will be desperate to create something to cheer about with victory over the 14-time champions Millonarios in their own back yard.The form book suggests that will not be the case, though, with Deportivo having won just one of their last eight outings across all competitions and Millonarios losing only one of their last nine.Three of the last four meetings between these two sides have ended in 1-1 draws, but Deportivo are without a win at the home of their rivals since November 2013.Verdict: Millonarios win Liverpool vs SouthamptonSaturday 4pmLiverpool have had an indifferent start to the season but still find themselves high up the table. Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino is coming under intense pressure as his side are not yet winning enough games.Injury NewsLiverpool – Lallana, Mane and Danny Ings all declared fitSouthampton – Mario Lemina (ankle)Stat Attack– These two sides met four times in all competitions last season with Liverpool failing to either win or score in all four contests (W0 D2 L2).– Southampton are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions against Liverpool; they have never gone six in a row without defeat (W3 D2 L0)– Liverpool have conceded 30 goals via set-pieces in the Premier League since Jurgen Klopp took charge in October 2015 – only Watford (36), Stoke (32) and Crystal Palace (31) have conceded more– Jurgen Klopp has yet to beat Southampton in the Premier League, drawing three of his four matches as Liverpool boss (W0 D3 L1) – no side has he faced more without winning (also four vs Man Utd)Verdict: Draw Club football is back with hundreds of interesting football matches in different leagues all over the world for football fans after an uncharacteristically interesting international break.Here we will take a look at seven (7) random picks of the lot and preview with Key statistics, injury reports and possible results.Arsenal vs Tottenham HotspursSaturday 1:30pmThe 160th episode of the famous North London Derby kick-starts the return of the English premier league action this weekend and with the different stakes for either side going into the game, intrigues and excitement should not be in short supply.Injury NewsArsenal – Mustafi (Hamstring, hopeful), Welbeck (groin), Giroud (thigh), Cazorla (ankle).Spurs – Kane (Knee, hopeful), Alli (hamstring, hopeful), Winks (Ankle, hopeful), Lloris (groin)Key Stats– Spurs are currently unbeaten in the last 6 league meetings against Arsenal. Their longest ever unbeaten run against Arsenal in the league.– Mauricio Pochettino has yet to lose a Premier League north London derby (W2 D4 L0), though all three of his visits to the Emirates with Tottenham have ended level.– The Gunners have won their last 10 Premier League games at the Emirates, their longest ever such winning run at the stadium– Spurs have won only twice in their last 32 away trips to Arsenal– No fixture has produced more draws in the league than the North London Derby.Verdict: Spurs Win Roma vs LazioSaturday 6pmRoma will host local rivals Lazio in the Derby della Capitale this weekend as one of Europe’s most fiercely-contested derby matches enters its latest chapter.Just one point and one place separates the two sides in the Serie A table as things stand, with Lazio currently occupying the final Champions League spot and Roma hot on their heels.Key Stats– Roma have won their last five matches across all competitions and nine of their 11 outings in Serie A this season.– Roma have the best defensive record in the division with seven clean sheets so far.– Lazio are on a nine-match winning streak – their best run of form this century – and have dropped only five points all season.– Roma have won four of the last five Serie A meetings and only lost one of the last nine, although that did come in the corresponding fixture last season when Lazio ran out 3-1 winnersVerdict: Both teams to score Panathinaikos vs AEK AthensSunday 6:30pmThe hosts are under intense pressure and go into the Derby against fellow big side AEK needing to win more than their visitors do.Key Stats– Panathinaikos are 10 points adrift of the top after just 10 games (4W 3D 3L).– AEK are joint top with surprise package Atromitos who are aiming to be the first club to win the Greek league apart from AEK Athens, Panathinaikos or Olimpiacos since 1988.– AEK have kept four clean sheets in a row and have only lost two of their last 18 outings across all competitions– There have been three wins apiece for both teams and two draws in their last 8 league meetings.Verdict: AEK Athens win Other matches to keep an eye on are:-Omonia Nicosia vs APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus);Dinamo Zagreb vs Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia);Yeovil Town vs Swindon Town (England);Slavia Prague vs Dukla Prague (Czech Republic). RelatedWEEKEND PREVIEW: The BIG 7November 30, 2018In “Articles”The Big Seven Matches This WeekendDecember 29, 2017In “England”NLD Watch: Tottenham Receive Triple Boost Ahead Of Mammoth ClashNovember 16, 2017In “England” Atletico Madrid vs Real MadridSaturday 8:45pmThere is nothing to separate Atletico and Real heading into Saturday’s Madrid derby, with the two sides sitting level on points in La Liga after 11 matches of the season.Real Madrid are in the unfamiliar position of third place, though, and with eight points already separating them from arch-rivals Barcelona there is no margin for error on their first visit to the Wanda Metropolitano.Key Stats– Madrid have lost two of their last three matches in the League.-Atletico are unbeaten in eight and have lost just once in their 16 outings across all competitions this season, although nine of those matches have ended in stablemates.– Real won the corresponding fixture last season on their final league visit to the Vicente Calderon, but that is their only triumph in their last eight away games against AtleticoVerdict: Real Madrid win Gremio vs LanusThursday 12:45amThis match is not exactly a weekend game but considering how big a match it is, I could not leave it out of the list. Gremio host Atletico Lanus in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final – the biggest match in South America.Gremio currently sit second in the Brazilian Serie A table and have overcome opposition from Venezuela, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador already en route to the final, beating Barcelona 3-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals despite losing their home second leg 1-0.Lanus, meanwhile, produced a memorable comeback against fellow Argentine side River Plate in their own semi-final – at one stage trailing 3-0 on aggregate before scoring four unanswered goals to win 4-3 over the two legs.Lanus needed penalties to get past San Lorenzo in the quarter-finals and have already lost three times in this season’s competition, yet have still managed to make it to the final in their first Copa Libertadores campaign since 2014.Victory for Lanus over the two legs would see them lift the biggest prize in South American club football for the very first time, whereas Gremio are two-time Copa Libertadores champions but have not won it since 1995.Should the Brazilian outfit come out on top then they would join Sao Paulo and Santos as the most successful Brazilian teams in the competition’s history, 10 years on from losing in their last appearance in the final.Verdict: Both teams to scorelast_img read more

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