30 Years Ago Today- The Black Crowes Are Kicked Off Tour With ZZ Top

Microbrews weren’t exactly a big thing in 1991, but 30 years ago today (3/25/91), The Black Crowes were kicked off an arena tour with ZZ Top for criticizing the tour affiliation with the corporate sponsor, Miller Beer. Following a performance in the band’s home city of Atlanta, lead singer Chris Robinson got a little too loose with his words, which followed weeks of him knocking corporate sponsorship. The Crowes of course would turn out ok and soon released their strongest LP to date Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

“They weren’t allowing us to be the Black Crowes,” Robinson said during an MTV “Rockline” television broadcast after the Atlanta show. “They were trying to censor what I was trying to say. . . . I don’t need a big corporation telling me about the only thing in my life I have control over really, which is my music.”

Listen to Chris recant what happened…



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