How Controversy Put An End To The Black Crowes Winning Streak in the 90’s!

The Black Crowes 1994 Album “Amorica” Was Hit With Controversy Over the Cover!

In the early 90’s the Black Crowes dominated the decade releasing Shake Your Moneymaker in 1989 and 1992’s The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

When the group released their third studio album in 1994 titled Amorica it was met with a lot of controversy because of the album cover. The cover was taken from a 1976 issue of Hustler magazine and big box chains like K-Mart and Walmart refused to carry it. That’s what we discuss in today’s video. Check it out below!

Steven Tyler Isn’t Upset over Aerosmith Sending Him to Rehaab

In a recent interview with Haute Living Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler revealed how he was initially upset when his band and management sent him to rehab in the late 80’s, but is now thankful for the experience. During an interview with Tyler said the following:

“Aerosmith made it from ’72 to ’79 not necessarily stoned, but beautiful … then we all became very messed up. There were no such things as rehabs; there were mental institutions. I went away in ’84 and ’86, and I didn’t really get it. The early ’80s were terrible, and drugs took us down. I was the first one to get treatment.”

“There was a moment in ’88 where management and the band pulled an intervention on me. They thought, ‘Get the lead singer sober, and all our problems would be over.’ So, I got sober, and you know it took me many years to get over the anger of them sending me to rehab while they went on vacation. But today because of that moment … I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety.”

Tyler also revealed how the band’s addiction issues also affected the money the group was bringing in. Tyler claimed the group’s managers and label thought it wasn’t necessarily bad that the band was too inebriated to pay attention to their finances.

Tyler seems like he’s found peace with where he’s at revealing during the interview

“I stayed in this band because I know the power that Joe and I have from all the songs that we’ve written, or Brad and Tom and Joey. Joey has been here through thick and thin. I have had many times in my life where I just couldn’t handle, whether it was a marriage or my addiction had reared its ugly head, and the rest of the guys in the band are not unlike that. But we have all seen each other through it, and we are here today. My whole life is dreams coming true. I am so beyond grateful for it all.”

Aerosmith recently announced a 2020 tour across Europe and have revealed their lineup for the Janie’s Fund charity show next year as well. 

In addition to that the band enjoyed a pretty successful Las Vegas Residency this year and plans on adding more tour dates in 2020.