The following announcement was posted on the official Black Crowes
message board.Yesterday, The Black Crowes were notified by Marc FordÂs attorney that Marc was quitting The Black Crowes and that it was effective immediately.
The last show of The Black Crowes summer tour was on August 12, 2006.
The band has since been on a three week break.
On September 5, two days before the start of the fall tour which begins on
September 7, The Black Crowes attorney received a fax from Marc Ford's attorney immediately terminating his agreement with The Black Crowes.
The contract between The Black Crowes and Marc Ford stipulates that Marc must provide twelve (12) weeks notice if he wishes to terminate the agreement.
I am not going to comment on the timing of this notification or the way Marc has elected to handle his personal and business affairs with The Black Crowes, however I will state as a matter of fact, that this is not the first time that Marc Ford has breached his agreement with The Black Crowes.
Paul Stacey will be performing with The Black Crowes during the upcoming fall tour and Chris and Rich are currently in discussions with other guitarists.
In my opinion this is horrible news, but I am also the kind of person that believes that something great could come out of this. I also think that this isn't as clear cut as the Black Crowes management would like us to believe. I wish Marc all the best and hope that some day he returns to the band. So who will be the replacement for Marc is the big question. If I had my choice it would be Larry Campbell
In other Black Crowes news they plan to release a new album next year. Read more about that here