A thunderous, uncompromising band, the Black Crowes became big stars in the 1990s on the back of an incessant touring schedule and full-blooded stage shows which earned them comparisons with the Rolling Stones - and they were described by one magazine as "the most rock'n'roll rock'n'roll band in the world." With a musical heart deeply rooted in the blues rock bands of the 1970s, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson joined forces with drummer Steve Gorman to perfect a trailblazing retro rock sound, originally operating under the name of Mr Crowe's Garden. Going through a succession of personnel changes, they released their first album Shake Your Money Maker in 1990, including the hit singles Hard To Handle, She Talks To Angels and Jealous Again, and the album went on to sell over 3 million copies. The band toured constantly through the 1990s with a succession of successful albums like The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992), Amorica (1994) and Three Snakes and One Charm (1996). And they took a break in the early 2000s as both Chris and Rich Robinson worked on solo projects, but reformed for a tour with Tom Petty in 2005, resulting in more albums including Before The Frost...Until The Freeze (2008) and the acoustic double album Croweology (2010).