The Black Crowes Warpaint w/ Luther Dickinson


The Black Crowes
From the beginning, The Black Crowes have done things their own way. And it's good to know that some things don't change. Warpaint — the band's first album of all-new studio material in seven years, due out March 4 worldwide — will be independently released on the band's own newly formed Silver Arrow Records and distributed through Megaforce/Sony Red BMG. It's their first studio release since the acclaimed Lions album in 2001 (on V2).

Produced and mixed by Paul Stacey at Allaire Studios, Woodstock, NY, the album features 11 songs, all of which were written by Chris and Rich Robinson, except "God's Got It" by the Reverend Charlie Jackson. The album builds compellingly on the band's trademark adventurous brew of rock, blues, country, soul and gospel.

Warpaint marks the recording debut of two new band members - guitarist Luther Dickinson and keyboardist Adam MacDougall - who join Chris, Rich, drummer Steve Gorman and bassist Sven Pipien. Dickinson, of North Mississippi Allstars, officially steps in to replace producer/guitarist Paul Stacey, whose position with the band was always intended to be temporary. The Black Crowes are deeply appreciative that Stacey committed his genuine talent and time to the band and their performances for most of 2007.

The album's complete track listing is:

1. Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution
2. Walk Believer Walk
3. O, Josephine
4. Evergreen
5. We Who See The Deep
6. Locust Street
7. Movin' On Down The Line
8. Wounded Bird
9. God's Got It
10. There's Gold In Them Hills
11. Whoa Mule

Chris says the album's title signifies "the revolution that could take place in all our souls."

Meanwhile, for the first time in their 18-year career, The Black Crowes will perform an album of theirs in its entirety. On a special run of "One Night Only" shows beginning on March 4, fans will experience Warpaint performed in its entirety, after which the band will play songs from their catalog and selected surprises. Dates TBA.

The Black Crowes will begin their world tour March 24 by headlining the Byron Bay Festival in Australia. They'll continue their down under trek — their first since 1991 —through April 5 before playing special engagements in Tokyo, Amsterdam and London, and concluding with shows in Hamburg and Cologne, Germany (dates TBA).

The Black Crowes have sold over 20 million albums and are known as one of rock's best live acts. They have been called "The Most Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Band In the World" and a "thoroughbred American rock 'n' freakin' roll band"; their panoramic live shows feature alternating set lists and signature incendiary musical explorations.

[Published on: 11/27/07]

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derreck starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 02:30PM
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Luther in the Crowes? Awwww Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

moephishH2O Tue 11/27/2007 02:48PM
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What happens to NMAS now??

Creek starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 02:55PM
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philhitz Tue 11/27/2007 03:13PM
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looking forward to this - moephish poses a good question though?

stonedaments Tue 11/27/2007 03:23PM
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Nothing---Luther does both.

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 03:57PM
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Bad Ass! So has Luther joined them full-time?? Hope so!

keenan41 Tue 11/27/2007 04:24PM
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Wow, maybe the Crowes will now be worth a damn in a live setting. If Robinson Bros. steal Luther from NMAS, I will strike vengeance on them.

bill12 Tue 11/27/2007 04:37PM
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no it will not be good if he joins the black crows full time because I think North Mississippi Allstars are better than the black crows. you cant replace chris Chew and luthers' brother cody.

D.B.Higdon starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 04:55PM
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The Crowes have always had a great legacy of guitarists, and each one of them have fit into the band's sound at that particular time. I think that Luther's personality will mesh well with Rich's and allow for some serious groovin'. I'm ready for this album to drop. Down Under's going to have some fun festivals with this tour coming through.

jamtheman starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 05:10PM
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to bill 12 steve gorman is a lot better drummer than cody. I think this album is finally going to turn the band around and with Luther coming into the mix is finally going to add some more energy and variety to th live shows. man i cant wait until march 4th, wayyy too long of a time to wait.

PanicSC starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 06:19PM
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2008 will be fun

vwphan starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 06:22PM
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Crowes don't tour that often so this isn't going to be much of a problem for Luther's involvement with NMAS. They will both rock....HARD!!!

jambeatnik Tue 11/27/2007 06:49PM
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FUCKING RIDICULOUS!!! I never realized how much of a beast luthur dickinson is...but now i realize... NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, BLACK CROWES, THE WORD


crescentvale starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/27/2007 09:27PM
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It's going to make a chemistry that's fresh and unheard of, i love it. Luther has got the goods, and now its time to write the next chapter. This will put the Black Crowes at the headlining slot for major festivals from coast to coast. Lets go.

okalrightic starstarstarstarstar Wed 11/28/2007 05:40AM
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this is the best news i've heard in a while. i can't fuckin wait for this

cocheese starstarstar Wed 11/28/2007 05:50AM
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This isn't going to affect NMAS at all, can't remember where i read that, maybe. March 4th can't come soon enough! or a live show with the new line-up. I am excited to hear the new grooves, but at the same time I gotta say AUDLEY FREED!!!! needs to be back in the Crowes dammit!!!!! but this is still pretty damn cool.

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Luther will improve this, though I still rather not see the crowes, because I do not care for robinsons singing. it was his appearance on david letterman that pushed me away.

NMAS will be the same I am sure, no worries. and GO PANIC!!

christophebaise Wed 11/28/2007 11:30AM
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:( Bring the Allstars on tour more. Luther is the best.

DBang starstarstarstarstar Wed 11/28/2007 11:56AM
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I'm seriously stoked for this change. The Crowes really lost alot without Marc Ford in the fold, and Luther is one of the few guitar players I can think of that could really 'fit in' to the Crowes' sound. They needed someone with a ton of bluesy soul and some serious slide chops. Incidentally, the Crowes have had Luther sit in a couple of times over the past year and it was smokin' hot.

For those concerned about Luther leaving NMAs, this was part of a statement posted on the Crowes website:

"Given the Crowes' somewhat

limited tour itinerary it does not appear that Dickinson's participation in

the band will limit the efforts of the North Mississippi Allstars."

gmoo Wed 11/28/2007 12:48PM
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I hope this doesn't give the Crowes headlining spots...sorry but they can be quite yawntastic at times. NMAS will never get the credit they deserve and its bull.

billsweeney starstarstarstar Wed 11/28/2007 02:20PM
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All this means for NMAS is a summer of opening up for the Crowes and more people will get to see how bad ass they are. Luther rocks and any band would be lucky to have him. He loves music and gets what it means to us the fans and feels lucky to be doing what he is doing. I think alot of bands could learn alot from his great playing and attitude

cocheese Thu 11/29/2007 05:42AM
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well said Sweeny!

IPowrie Thu 11/29/2007 11:26AM
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This is cool hopefuly a NMA/Black Crowes tour happens and y not have them both open up for the Allman Brothers Band. Just a thought

oharem Thu 11/29/2007 10:17PM
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first i want to second cocheese that audley freed was was a great fit with the crowes, but i am still more psyched to hear luther with them. especially after hearing luther and rich together in the circle sound show in soon as i heard that i just jumped to the conclusion that luther had to at least record with the crowes to fill in for ford, if not even tour with them too. i've seen the crowes in every incarnation, and i have to say that this is the one....THE ONE....that i am the most excited about.

bulgingminiscus starstar Fri 11/30/2007 08:38AM
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anybody ever heard of chemistry? luther will work great if its a 5 year plan. thats why it worked with warren, woody and abb. "jambands" need chemistry not plug in guitar heroes like jimmy h

moejoerisin Fri 11/30/2007 12:42PM
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"...any band would be lucky to have him." don't know how many people were there, but at moe.down VI luther came out and played with medeski, martin and wood and he meshed with them really well. great player, for sure.

durkadurka starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/30/2007 01:21PM
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There is plenty of chemistry between Luther, Chris, Rich, and Sven. You ever heard of Circle Sound? Luther and Rich played great together in that side project.

bulgingminiscus star Fri 11/30/2007 02:49PM
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not much of a sell durkadurka, lots of nothing from little known side project, hence the term "side project"however big fan nmas,crowes

durkadurka Fri 11/30/2007 04:14PM
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"not much of a sell durkadurka, lots of nothing from little known side project, hence the term "side project"however big fan nmas,crowes"

Have you heard any of the sit ins from the last tour?

bulgingminiscus Sat 12/1/2007 06:30AM
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keep going durkadurka you're making my point for me. sit ins and side projects does not chemistry make. check out "endangered species" cd. much more talented players, big snorefest

twain Mon 12/3/2007 02:04PM
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black crowes are and have always been HYPE. could never listen to them again after hearing pigpen kill hard to handle when i was a teen. marc ford is the shit but just like w/ luther rather hear them with there own bands. rich rob is a lightweight.

crystobol Wed 12/12/2007 08:31PM
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Love the Crowes. Chris is a real gent he found me a rolling paper backstage once. We talked for quite a while and he didn't know me from Adam. They then put on a awesome show. Looking forward to seeing them again.

OaksterDan Mon 3/17/2008 03:53AM
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Pigpen did rip-it-up on Hard to Handle. See "Festival Express" at your local video store if you've never seen it. The "Easy Wind" is sick too!