According to CNN.com (I know!), the Black Crowes have “released” longtime keyboardist Eddie Hawrysch after fifteen years. No reason is given other than “personal reasons”. Eddie will be replaced on the band’s fall tour by Rob Clores, who has played with John Popper and several other groups. Guess Chris really wanted that “ugliest member of the band” title back more than he let on.
To add insult to injury, the release of the band’s “lost classics”, the Tall Sessions and Band Sessions (to be released as The Lost Crowes), has been pushed back from yesterday until September 26th due to a “manufacturing error”.