MARC FORD QUITS CROWES

From www.amorica.org:

To the fans:


Marc Ford
Yesterday, The Black Crowes were notified by Marc Ford's attorney that Marc was quitting The Black Crowes and that it was effective immediately.

The last show of The Black Crowes summer tour was on August 12, 2006. The band has since been on a three week break. On September 5, two days before the start of the fall tour which begins on September 7, The Black Crowes attorney received a fax from Marc Ford's attorney immediately terminating his agreement with The Black Crowes.

The contract between The Black Crowes and Marc Ford stipulates that Marc must provide twelve (12) weeks notice if he wishes to terminate the agreement.

I am not going to comment on the timing of this notification or the way Marc has elected to handle his personal and business affairs with The Black Crowes, however I will state as a matter of fact, that this is not the first time that Marc Ford has breached his agreement with The Black Crowes.

Paul Stacey will be performing with The Black Crowes during the upcoming fall tour and Chris and Rich are currently in discussions with other guitarists.

Pete Angelus
Angelus Entertainment


THE BLACK CROWES :: NEW STUDIO ALBUM
THEIR FIRST IN SIX YEARS IS ON TAP FOR 2007


The Black Crowes
Management for THE BLACK CROWES has confirmed that CHRIS and RICH ROBINSON have been in the studio in New York and Los Angeles working on material for a new album.

Pete Angelus, the band's longtime manager, reveals that the album is expected to be released sometime in 2007. It would mark THE BLACK CROWES' first album of new studio material in six years.

"From the inception of their reunion," says Angelus, "Chris and Rich have written a substantial amount of material which they have been sorting through recently with friend and producer Paul Stacey. We expect to continue recording at the conclusion of the fall tour and are planning for a 2007 release."

Angelus said that it remains undecided whether or not the record will be released through a major label or if they will choose to release the record independently.

Since reuniting and re-connecting with their loyal fans last year, THE BLACK CROWES have been performing what some called "the best shows of their career." While they achieved a career watermark by headlining their New Year's Eve show at Madison Square Garden, the band also played seven sold-out shows at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, performed five-nights at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and were headliners at three of the most prestigious festivals in America (New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits Festival). Summing up the allure of THE BLACK CROWES' concert experience, Mikael Wood of The Village Voice (12/28/05) said the band "remain one of rock's best live acts, as hard-grooving as during their heyday and caked with an extra layer of rambling-man soulfulness."

From the beginning, when they roared out of the gate with their multi-platinum debut album SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER in 1990, THE BLACK CROWES have played by their own rules. They've gone against the grain and formed an intimate connection with their audience, while maintaining their independence and creative freedom from standard industry practices. This has earned them the title of "The Most Rock 'N Roll Rock 'N Roll Band In The World." Along the way, they have achieved worldwide album sales exceeding 19 million. Their panoramic live shows are legendary for set lists that change every night and signature incendiary musical explorations. THE BLACK CROWES are one of the few contemporary bands who've shared the stage with Jimmy Page, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Who, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead and many other legendary artists.

THE BLACK CROWES' fall tour dates are listed below. For updates, check www.blackcrowes.com.

09.07 | Brown's Island | Richmond, VA
09.08 | Sovereign Center | Reading, PA
09.09 | Charlottesville Pavilion | Charlottesville, VA
09.10 | ALLTEL Pavilion at Walnut Creek | Raleigh, NC
09.12 | Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel | Providence, RI
09.13 | Landmark Theatre | Syracuse, NY
09.17 | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC
09.18 | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC
09.20 | Wharton Center For The Arts | East Lansing, MI
09.22 | Potawatomi Casino | Milwaukee, WI
09.23 | LeClaire Park | Davenport, IA
09.24 | Orpheum Theater | Sioux City, IA
09.26 | Playmaker's Pavilion | Fargo, ND
09.27 | Harrah's Voodoo Lounge | Kansas City, MO
09.28 | Harrah's Hotel & Casino | Council Bluffs, IA
10.06 | Pine Mountain Amphitheater | Flagstaff, AZ
10.07 | Lake Havasu RockFest | Lake Havasu City, AZ
10.08 | The Key Club Morongo | Cabazon, CA
10.11 | Big Fresno Fair | Fresno, CA
10.20 | Chastain Park Amphitheater | Atlanta, GA
10.28 | Sam Boyd Stadium | Las Vegas, NV
11.08 | Starland Ballroom | Sayreville, NJ
11.12 | Castaic Lake Recreation Area | Castaic, CA

[Published on: 9/6/06]

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Comments

cocheese star Wed 9/6/2006 02:14PM
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cocheese

Damn man! It's starting to look like a sinking ship, oh wait it's just the Crowes. I can't keep up with the revolving door of musicians that come and go with this band. Bring backe Audley Freed.(correct spelling?)

crazysunlite Wed 9/6/2006 02:27PM
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crazysunlite

poor chris robinson, things just aren't going his way.

STEG187 star Wed 9/6/2006 03:04PM
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STEG187

WHERE IS DENNIS COOK FOR SOME PERSPECTIVE????

Not sure what is weaker... Marc quitting on such short notice or Pete airing out the band's dirty laundry online.

The band aint the Crowes without MARC FUKKIN FORD!!!!

I just hope he's healthy.

Fuck. Audley. Freed.
Good guy, not a good fit.

my .02,

BG

Greatwaves Wed 9/6/2006 03:18PM
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Greatwaves

yeah what a shitty few months sinking ship?, more like one that is going to blow up. first Kate leaves Chris, then the keyboarder quits, then the guitarist? what next, just tour as the Robinson Bros

cofor20 Wed 9/6/2006 04:25PM
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cofor20

No! Not Marc. WHY??? the crowes are over, again...

jacobandbeth Wed 9/6/2006 05:22PM
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the brothers must be a-holes.....

EVILFUNK starstarstarstarstar Wed 9/6/2006 06:02PM
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EVILFUNK

Hey Pete - dont trip, get Warren Haynes ASAP. everyone would have to act respectable on the work site than!

I think VH1 should bring you cats on for the behind the music black crowes vol 2. youall just got a knack for letting the story tell itself here that could be of value.

Luthur starstarstarstar Wed 9/6/2006 06:05PM
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Someone help me... who is Paul Stacey?

Oh, and what jacobandbeth said. I mean, talented guys but it's been the same story with them for what? The past 16-17 years?

Kindskatz Wed 9/6/2006 07:33PM
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Kindskatz

Paul Stacey is a guitarist friends of the Robinsons who is also a producer and is working on their new album. He did an acoustic tour w/Chris a few years ago and I think he was also in the first version of NEM.

FormulaOBX Thu 9/7/2006 07:29AM
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From what i saw at the Norva it was just a matter of time before this boat sank.That show was one of the worst shows i have ever seen. No Marc........um........good luck.

durkadurka star Thu 9/7/2006 11:04AM
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If you didn't like the Norva show then you'll never like the Crowes.

bwright starstarstarstarstar Thu 9/7/2006 02:30PM
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bring slash in...

craikes13 star Fri 9/8/2006 07:52AM
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craikes13

This is sad news really, but I wanted to hold my thoughts until after the show last night.

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!! They flippin' rocked the sock's off Brown's Island last night. The only thing that pissed me off was there was no encore, adn the fans were screaming for it. Then to top it off, they got in their bus, and road through the crowd. Yeah, you heard that right, before the crowd could even leave, the Crowe's were leaving by exiting right through everyone.

All that aside, I saw these guys at All Good, and they were smokin' then, and they were smokin' last night, complete w/ the Shroomies glowing on stage.

I don't care who they have playing for them, as long as they continue to blow me away once they are onstage.

What an excellent set last night, too bad their exit was a sham.

PATFIELD star Sun 9/10/2006 07:26AM
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Bottom line: The Crowes have imploded...again. In just days they lost one of their most beloved long-time members in Eddie, and one of the best guitarists alive in Marc. I sure hope Chris and Rich are looking forward to bailing water from their sinking ship!

the Horse Mon 9/11/2006 01:54PM
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the Horse

I don't know everything that has happened, but this seems very shi**y of Marc Ford (unless it is health related). How do you decide two days before a tour, when the band has been on a break for three weeks, to quit. I guess he has done it before, so its not a suprise. I saw them in Richmond and it was good, but then I went to C-Ville and it absolutely was smokin. Lots of fun interplay between everyone, Paul fell in very well, Rich was great (but very loud). The first set was an hour and a half, they played for three freakin hours. Go see them, don't be scared.

kilidank starstarstar Mon 9/11/2006 02:37PM
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I Love the Black Crowes. They played some of the best Rock shows I ever saw 10 years ago.I saw them open for Petty and was yelled at for standing in the lawn. Who knew Tom Petty fans were ass holes. I have seen this band with Marc and without, and I will probably not go see them without.

cocheese Tue 9/12/2006 10:23AM
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cocheese

G-Mac going to replace Marc Ford? Just heard a rumor. I don't know if it is true. JAMBASE, I'm putting you on the job!

macg1 starstarstar Tue 9/12/2006 06:22PM
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Welll being in a band is like being in a family, and when the family is disfunctional... anyhow, I wish marc and the brothers the best of luck. it is difficult for us in the outside to know what the motivations are. i would personally love to hear more of marc's solo works. his album "It's About Time" it is one of the best rock albums in recent times. dfinetely my favorite now, and the best of the solo records from members of the crowes!

feets Fri 9/15/2006 05:47PM
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feets

Marc Ford records at Delta Nove's studio