Rock n' Roll history is littered with sibling rivalries. The Everly Brothers, Ray and Dave Davies (The Kinks); John and Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) and Noah and Liam Gallagher (Oasis) all had some very public spats in their day. Somewhere on that long list is The Black Crowe's Chris and Rich Robinson, whose long standing animosity has finally led to the band to call for an indefinite hiatus following their current (and aptly named) "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" tour.
Before they pack up their gear, this week the Crowes are releasing a retrospective album, Croweology, and launching a seres of interview-centric webisodes titled 20 Years of Tall Tales, where Chris Robinson lets us in on some of the band's crazier moments over the years. Questions like, was the band really fired by Aerosmith on their infamous tour? Did Kate Hudson provide the same amount of good luck when they were together that she did for A-Rod in the post-season last year? To promote all their activity this week, the band will be making appearances on both The Tonight Show (Tuesday) and Jimmy Kimmel Live (Wednesday), playing a couple of their hits unplugged style.
Speaking of bands on hiatus, The White Stripes have taken a backseat since drummer Meg White's acute anxiety issues put a halt to their last tour. Before the cancellations, though, the band staged a successful tour of Canada, which was documented in the film Under the Great Northern Lights. (Fittingly enough, Jack White's current band, The Dead Weather, also makes an appearance this week -- on Letterman Wednesday.) The award-winning documentary debuts on Showtime Thursday night. Take a gander at the fancy trailer below:
Elsewhere, Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff makes a stop on The Colbert Report Monday, Spoon swings by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, and Beyonce's most recent concert in Las Vegas is captured for VH1's Friday Night Alright.
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