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CHRIS ROBINSON SCRAPS FALL TOUR PLANS:

August 19, 2004

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Chris Robinson has canceled plans for a fall tour with his band New Earth Mud, amid growing speculation that he may re-team with younger brother Rich under the Black Crowes moniker.

The warring siblings have met recently with former manager Pete Angelus to discuss a potential reunion. Angelus declined to comment, other than to say, “Keep your resin-covered fingers crossed.”

Rich Robinson is preparing for the Aug. 24 release of his solo debut, “Paper,” via his own Key Hole imprint. There’s no word yet if he will tour in support of the set, in the wake of recently completed pre-release residencies in New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

Also foreshadowing a reunion is the recent reactivation of the Black Crowes’ Web site (http://www.blackcrowes.com), which has been largely dormant since the group announced a hiatus in 2002. The site hosts animation of two crow heads with lit joints in their mouths, as live Black Crowes audio clips play in the background.

Jonathan Cohen courtesy of Billboard

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