Black Crowes Offer Reward For Return Of Missing Guitar

It's a case of real life rock & roll crime, and the Black Crowes need your help in solving the case.

One of Rich Robinson's vintage guitars was apparently stolen from the backstage area of Dews Hall Grand Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the Crowes concert on February 16, and the band is now offering an unspecified reward for the guitar's return.

According to a spokesperson for the group, the Crowes waited until now to report the missing instrument -- described as a 1963 Fender Esquire with a white body and rosewood neck -- in hopes that it might have turned up at a local guitar or pawn shop in the Grand Rapids area.

Robinson had been writing new songs on the guitar, and was looking forward to using it on the band's upcoming amphitheater tour with Lenny Kravitz and Everlast. Representatives for the Crowes say that no questions will be asked for the guitar's return, and anyone with information about the missing instrument is asked to e-mail the group at

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