The Black Crowes Tell 20 Years of Tall Tales Via Web Series

August 5, 2010  |  5:30pm

“Thank you for your time, your imaginations, your heartaches and joy,” Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson said in a statement regarding the band’s upcoming hiatus. “Thank you for 20 years of cosmic rock ‘n’ roll.”

The Southern rockers are leaving behind a legacy in the form of Croweology, a collection of their best songs done entirely acoustic that is out this week via Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records, and a hard-hitting whirlwind tour of the U.S. that kicks off Aug. 13 and stretches through December. That’s not all, though; starting this week and continuing throughout August, the band will be posting an episode a day of their new web series, 20 Years of Tall Tales.

The series will feature a “wide-ranging and freewheeling” interview with Robinson, who discusses the ups and downs of the Crowes’ career and the experiences they’ve had since their 1990 release of Shake Your Money Maker. The series was filmed in Robinson’s L.A. home and was directed and produced by John Vanover.

In the first episode, alongside Croweology, Robinson talks about the first night opening for the 1990 Aerosmith tour and how they almost got fired. “We were always so strangely involved in the moment,” Robinson says. “That we always thought those moments were worth more than the daydreams.”

You can check the series out at the Black Crowes’ official website (the mushroom in the top right corner). A new episode will be released each day in August.

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