Rhythm Hot Band: Black Crowes

Black crowes

Black crowes

Band: Black Crowes

Drummer: Steve Gorman

Who are they? Seasoned southern rockers always keen to do things their own way.

Sounds like: Notorious blues-tinged rockers delivering album after album of spaced-out jam classics.

Why should you check them out? Because they won't be around for much longer. The Crowes have just released two-disc acoustic anthology Croweology and after a US tour will be putting themselves on hiatus, which you can read more about in our interview with drummer Steve Gorman.

Croweology is a perfect introduction to the band for newbies, with stripped-down renditions of familiar favourites filling the double-disc set. But, for those keen to get a real insight into Gorman and the Crowes, you'll have to dig back into their wealth of seminal albums - Shake Your Money Maker and By Your Side are particular Rhythm favourites.

Go to: www.blackcrowes.com

Download: 'Hard To Handle'

For more from the Black Crowes, pick up the September issue of Rhythm, on sale 31 August.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).