The Black Crowes

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2015 (The 2016 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Shake Your Money Maker (1990)

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Hard To Handle (1990)

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Will The Black Crowes be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


31 comments so far (post your own)

HECK YES! The Crowes should be a no-brainer! They played straight-up rock and roll and have been doing it well for a long time!! They've toured with tons of great artists - including Tom Petty, The Grateful Dead, and others - and had some great hits. "Hard to Handle" will go down (or already has) as one of the greatest rock songs of the era.

Posted by Mountaineer on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 13:10pm

How come there are so few comments for the greatest band on Earth, The Black Crowes?

Posted by Einhardt Froeder on Saturday, 10.4.08 @ 13:48pm

Not the best band on earth but it sounds pretty cool when they do Black Dog with Led Zeppelin.

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 05:33am

o yea black crowes are in like sin best band ever they are as original and talented as they some ive been to so many shows and cant wait to halloween so i can get my freak on front row and watch chris and the boys do there thing it was jimmy page by the way not led zeppelin and that was 8 and a half years ago

Posted by Joey on Wednesday, 10.29.08 @ 07:34am

Yeah I hope they go in with Marc Ford

Posted by Jake on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 09:40am

Wow, I'm really disappointed to see so few comments here for this band. The Crowes are one of the greatest bands of my lifetime (born in 1984). This band is STRAIGHT UP ROCK AND ROLL. It's authentic, no bones about it rock. And it sold great. They're an incredible live band (so many people these days forget that great bands don't only make videos, they actually play concerts).

Any band that tours with Petty and The Dead has more credibility than any #1 MTV band.


Posted by Mountaineer on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 21:29pm

I have always held two things to be absolute. To get into the baseball hall of fame or the rock-n-roll hall of fame you have to be the best of your era! And to get into either one mediocrity does not apply!! The Crowes fit the Bill in all aspects!! They have had huge hits, sold millions of albums, are awesome live, and have lived the lives of rock stars!! They are the modern day Rolling Stones, so if that don't make it in then the place should be turned into a bomb shelter!!!

Posted by Boony on Tuesday, 03.24.09 @ 11:05am

I am surprised they give them only an 18% chance when I see Natalie cole has a 20% chance. that seems a little messed up to me.

Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 06.16.09 @ 17:17pm

I always liked the Black Crowes. They played old school rock 'n' roll in a time when no one else did.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 21:14pm

Great band, but they influenced no one. They played off of their influences as well as anyone, but the fact that they aren't that original is why they won't get in. . .

Posted by Chris on Sunday, 09.20.09 @ 17:19pm

I hope all the members of The Black Crowes since their debut will be present. Every member who has been in The Black Crowes each made the band great. It would be great to see Jeff, Marc, Audley, Johnny, Sven, Eddie and Adam to be at The Hall of Fame along with Chris, Rich, and Steve. No matter what lineup of The Black Crowes they are all amazing!

Posted by Brad on Saturday, 05.8.10 @ 22:23pm

no doubt about it; pure Rock N Roll at it's finest

Posted by Dan on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 17:37pm

So I guess because MTV killed real music thats the Black Crowes fault Chris???

Posted by Brad on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 14:49pm

They've influenced plenty of artists (Ben Harper, Oasis, Stereophonics among many others) as well as earned the respect of their elders. Not to mention that they were also the singular standard-bearers for an entire style of rock for a generation, and have sold millions of records worldwide. Should be a no-brainer.

Posted by WarrenGHarding on Monday, 02.28.11 @ 22:19pm

I've seen countless shows over the years (first real show was in 1977 - Split Enz...first arena show 1979 Jethro Tull), but the Crowes is by far the best live rock band I have ever seen. Hands down flat out. And their music has evolved yet still remains soulful and completely rocking. Time ran some lame thing about how tragic it was that those posers in Kiss were not nominated. And Genesis of all things. Not even a comparison for who rocks and who are just posers looking to cash in.

Posted by Brandon on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 20:22pm

The band has still so much to offer so I think inducting them is bit early...let us see how they fare for another couple of albums with the new guitarist and keyboardist..warpaint up unitl croweology was great, don't get me wrong, but they're still much more they have to do or can do for an album..we still wait towait for their second amorica you !

Posted by angge on Thursday, 11.3.11 @ 04:59am

Excellent band. very impressed with their output. Should be considered one day.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 11.3.11 @ 08:10am

They seem to be the sort of band the Hall would like, so I wouldn't be surprised if they considered/nominated (probably not in their first few years of eligibility)

If they get inducted is another question.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 17:22pm

No question they should get in. They are what rock n roll is all about. If they dont get in, then I will lose all respect for the rock n roll hall of fame.

Posted by g train on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 15:56pm

It doesn't matter that The Black Crowes were not influential. Unfortunately, they were a band out of their time. However, this does not in ANY WAY discount the significance of their achievements. They carried on a dying (dead?) tradition of straight up, no frills, sneering, unapologetic purely American rock n' roll music. Anyone who questions their originality is simply not listening. They are far darker, more Gothic, mystical and dualistic than their predecessors. They play, both live and on record, with a passion and intensity that has rarely been matched. And, the simple fact that a band so removed from the glory days of their genre has sustained such a devoted following and managed to remain relevant to the chagrin of critics everywhere is a testament in itself to their greatness. Did The Black Crowes reinvent the wheel? No. But, they rolled the wheel on and kept it glowing in an era of darkness. If this does not constitute musical legendary, nothing does.

Posted by JeremyCane17 on Saturday, 07.27.13 @ 02:05am

Black Crowes should be 1st ballot RRHOF in 2015. One of the few bands everybody loves. Black-White,Rich-Poor,Democrat-Republican,Male-Female loves the Crowes.

Shake Your Money Maker was a Classic CD. Jealous Again,She Talks To Angels,Hard To Handle my FAVS.Like Guns N Roses,they were the truth. 80's groups thought they were pretty good but GNR & BC showed these groups how to make great albums & craft great songs.Musicianship & talent off the charts.

Black Crowes looked like they stepped off a 1971 bus into the 90's but they were one of the bands that saved rock music & introduced a bluesy sound to the mix. Just fantastic band.

Chris Robinson squeezes every ounce of himself when he sings. His voice is incredible & moves me like few singers. Bono,Natalie Merchant,Freddie Mercury off the top of my head.

They had the commercial success,hits,& CD sales as well as great respect from musicians. Many critics might wonder their exact innovation & influence but I say they deserve RRHOF. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 02.19.14 @ 23:40pm

They should be in for sure. They are rock and roll in its purest form and Chris sings from deep in his bones.

Posted by anon on Tuesday, 02.25.14 @ 01:17am

These guys brought southern rock back with a bluesier twist than the Allmans or Skynyrd. If you can revive a genre that had not been in the mainstream for a decade, you have to get in

Posted by Karl Singleton on Saturday, 03.22.14 @ 19:51pm

The Black Crowes definitely deserve to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are a great band,write great songs,and Chris Robinson is one of the greatest is singers of all time.

Posted by Melissa on Monday, 09.8.14 @ 12:09pm

Some of the best shows I have ever seen! They are incredible! Their music is rock n roll at its finest! The whole band in all its forms were always on par. Love the Crowes!

Posted by Moira on Monday, 11.17.14 @ 10:04am

The Black Crowes are the best Rock and Roll band ever. Chris and Rich,write the best songs ever. Chris is the best singer ever. They definitely deserve to be in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!!!

Posted by Melissa Ridner on Friday, 12.12.14 @ 16:21pm

The Crowes (as well as Pearl Jam) are pretty much a shoe in for the R n R Hall of fame, They have always had a pretty good rep with Rolling Stone magazine as well as the respect of bands members of everyone from The Beatles to Zeppelin. They (although now they are no longer together) have had a very successful cult following. The Crowes are eligible as of 2015 which will mark 25 years since their debut. Granted since 2001 the band had a revolving door on it due to members leaving or being fired, too many drug problems and personality issues had really plagued these guys for years but they always continued to follow their own heart musically. One of the BEST bands to emerge out of 1990. They have hit everything from Hard Rock, Blues, Metal, Extended Jams, Country rock and more recently bluegrass. They were always able to reinvent themselves and still never bow to conventionality and never sold out to gain popularity. I can easily state that by 2017, The Black Crowes will be in the RnR hall. Well deserved.

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 04.16.15 @ 03:06am

Definitely Black Crowes Hall of Fame by 2020. Like Guns n Roses, they filled the music vacuum with incredible songs and were first-rate musicians. She Talks To Angels and Hard To Handle classics to be sure. Chris Robinson just an amazing singer. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.2.15 @ 20:06pm

first ballot of shut the RRHF down. How can you have rappers in and not one of the top 5 best rock and roll bands ever in? Just close the doors and shut it down if you don't put them in. I would never visit the RRHF unless the correct bands were in.

Posted by vinnie on Thursday, 11.19.15 @ 15:41pm

I never saw the Crowes, but the Chris Robinson Brotherhood was phenomenal live. They closed the show with a kickass cover of the Dead's Mr. Charlie. She Talks To Angels and sometimes even Hard to Handle are still in regular radio rotation, and I don't know anyone who doesn't like these guys. Saying they aren't influential is just plain wrong. You can clearly hear their influence on modern blues-rock bands like Tedeschi-Trucks Band. Second-Ballot HOFers?

Posted by Max on Monday, 02.8.16 @ 00:02am

I hope they get in and just jam and do not let Chris sing with them. Just do a 45 minute version of remedy. Hahahahahahahahaha Love the Crowes, hate what Chris did to the legacy...

Posted by raider32assassin on Wednesday, 03.16.16 @ 09:48am

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