Chris Robinson

American musician Chris Robinson

Christopher Mark "Chris" Robinson is the singer of the rock and roll band The Black Crowes and brother of its guitarist Rich Robinson.
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Chris Robinson Brotherhood On Mountain Stage
NPR - 10 months
The psychedelic rock outfit led by the former Black Crowes singer performs a set recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. (Image credit: Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage)
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Building a Better Ship for Tsunami Survival
CNN - 12 months
In March 2011, a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami ravaged Japan's eastern coast. At the time, Chris Robinson was in the middle of a business meeting, but the subject of his meeting immediately turned to ways of helping people in similar disasters. He decided right then and there to build an escape pod based on a sturdy spherical design. Complete with an electric motor and solar panels, Robinson's "tsunami ball" would act as a mini safety pod, allowing people to navigate over short distances during an inland tsunami. Without any prior shipbuilding experience, he launched himself into the project—sometimes, the will to build and learn trumps any expertise.
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Chris Robinson Brotherhood On World Cafe
NPR - 12 months
The band, formed after The Black Crowes' breakup, plays in a roots-oriented style it calls "California music." (Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)
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Kate Hudson and ex-husband Chris Robinson back in court over child custody
Fox News - 12 months
It looks like the custody agreement is being challenged.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 20-26
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Dec. 20: Actor John Hillerman ("Magnum P.I.") is 83. Actor Tommy Cole ("The Mickey Mouse Club") is 74. Drummer Bobby Colomby of Blood, Sweat and Tears is 71. Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss is 70. Musician Alan Parsons is 67. Actress Jenny Agutter is 63. Actor Michael Badalucco ("The Practice") is 61. Singer Billy Bragg is 58. Singer-bassist Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE) is 58. Actor Joel Gretsch ("V'') is 52. Country singer Kris Tyler is 51. Singer Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes is 49. Singer David Cook ("American Idol") is 33. Actor Jonah Hill is 32. Singer JoJo is 25.
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Chris Robinson Opens Up About Black Crowes Break-Up
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The Black Crowes are officially no more. In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Friday, frontman Chris Robinson confirmed that the band has "broken up." This comes on the heels of a January statement made by his brother, Rich Robinson, where he claimed the group was dissolving due to unfair financial requests made by Chris. While Chris said that he "would've preferred to have just left" the band as it was, he admitted that he and his brother had always been strained. "We never had much of a relationship," he said. When host Ricky Camilleri asked if the band had given him as much joy as he'd hoped, Robinson replied, "No, not really." But still, Robinson is grateful for the experiences he had with the Black Crowes, and looks back at that time fondly. "I was in the Black Crowes for 20-something years," he recounted. "That was fantastic. What a rare, unique opportunity ... It was great. It was cool. All the bad stuff, all the good stuff. It is what it is." Catch C...
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Kate Hudson's Adorable Sons Ryder, 10, and Bing, 2, Model Alongside Mom in New Campaign: See the Pictures!
US Magazine - about 4 years
Kate Hudson's boys are ready for their close-up! The Wish I Were Here actress, 34, is keeping her kids in the family business by incorporating them into her new ad campaign for Ann Taylor's spring 2014 collection -- and Us Weekly has the adorable photos! PHOTOS: Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn through the years  In a case of art imitating life, the campaign features the mom of two posing with sons Ryder, 10, and Bing, 2, on a Hollywood movie set. The boys are naturals, and they definitely have their mom's good looks. PHOTOS: Kate Hudson's bikini body In one image from the retailer, Hudson's blonde hair blows in the wind as she balances Bing -- her son with fiance Matthew Bellamy -- on her left hip. She looks effortlessly stylish in black pants and a white top with a lace back. PHOTOS: Kate Hudson's fuller body  Another photo from the campaign shows her relaxing in a director's chair, chic as ever in a camel-colored shirtdress with black piping. Ryder, her son from her ma...
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Music Review: "Mr. President Have Pity on the Working Man" by Hard Working Americans
Mother Jones - about 4 years
TRACK 8 "Mr. President Have Pity on the Working Man" From Hard Working Americans (self-titled) MELVIN/THIRTY TIGERS Liner notes: "We just can't make it by ourselves," wheezes Todd Snider, as searing slide guitar recasts Randy Newman's populist lament as scruffy country blues. Behind the music: Snider, who does his own iconoclastic alt-country solo act, joined members of Widespread Panic and Chris Robinson's band for this earthy covers set, which includes songs associated with the likes of BR549 and Lucinda Williams. Check it out if you like: Forward-thinking roots artists, including Bottle Rockets, the Drive-By Truckers, and Iris DeMent. This review originally appeared in our January/February issue of Mother Jones.
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Hard Working Americans Know How to Get the Job Done, Seriously
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Todd Snider was rummaging through his mail during a three-way cross-country phone conversation in early December, when Christmas apparently came early. "Holy shit, I think someone just sent me a bunch of drugs," the funky folk singer-songwriter announced from Nashville. "That's mushrooms." David Schools, Snider's quick-thinking partner in the Hard Working Americans who's also the formidable force behind the Modulus Graphite bass as one of Widespread Panic's founding members, didn't miss a beat on a separate line from San Francisco. "Interview's over." Just another day in the life of a well-traveled troubadour served as quite an introduction to what could be one of the most intriguing configurations of 2014, a jelly-and-jam band with folk-you-up tendencies and Workingman's Deadhead blues moves. Hopefully, this will be the start of a beautiful friendship. These five original Hard Working Americans formed in mid-2013 to quickly record their deliriously dynamic self-titled fir...
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Kate Hudson Looks Radiant in Harper's Bazaar, Says She "Can't Afford to Buy" Red Carpet Gowns
US Magazine - over 4 years
A-list celebrities may appear to have it all, but as Kate Hudson reveals in the December/January issue of Harper's Bazaar (on stands Nov. 26), those appearances can be deceiving. The Something Borrowed actress, 34, looks incredible on the magazine's subscriber's cover in a glittering purple and red sequined Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci gown with a plunging neckline -- but that gown, like many others Hudson has rocked in the past, is just a loan. PHOTOS: Kate's bikini body "People think we own all these dresses, but we borrow them!" she explains of her stunning red carpet style. "I can't afford to buy that stuff. There are certain things I splurge on, but it's very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition." (The Oscar nominee has a 9-year-old son, Ryder, from her marriage to first husband Chris Robinson, as well as a 2-year-old son, Bingham, with fiance Matthew Bellamy.) PHOTOS: Kate's style "I'm not a big high-end fashion shopper," she confesses. "I wish...
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Stage Door: <i>Brendan at the Chelsea</i>
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Brendan at the Chelsea, now at the Acorn Theater, has wisely taken a slice of life to reveal the whole. She's succeeded in revealing both his gifts and demons, thanks to the remarkable Adrian Dunbar as Behan, who also deftly doubles as director. Dunbar captures the inner man -- his charm and his torments -- in a compelling performance that while sympathetic, doesn't stint on his narcissism or outrageous behavior. An import from the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, Brendan at the Chelsea is an entertaining and engaging look at the tortured playwright whose plays, The Quare Fellow and The Hostages were acclaimed in his lifetime, but rarely performed today. That's a shame, given the hints at his unique style. Rather than detail the life of the IRA revolutionary turned playwright, Chelsea focuses on the few months Behan decamped to New York to define the man's totality. Behan stayed at the infamous Chelsea Hotel, boasting residents as legendary for their artistry as their drunk or drug-fuel...
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Kate Hudson on Royal Baby, Prince William Connection
US Magazine - over 4 years
Kate on Kate! Kate Hudson has been living in London with fiance (and Brit) Matt Bellamy, their two-year-old son Bingham, and Ryder, her 9-year-old son with ex Chris Robinson -- and while the Oscar-nominated actress, 34, is slightly familiar with the rigors of a public pregnancy, nothing compares to the birth of Kate Middleton's royal baby Prince George. PHOTOS: Kate Hudson's second pregnancy "It was insane, actually," the Reluctant Fundamentalist star told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show Wednesday of royal baby fever in the British capital. "You can't help but follow it since it's on every news channel like that's all you saw ...that was the longest labor on news. It literally was full coverage." PHOTOS: Prince George's debut! The Hollywood-raised star (Goldie Hawn is her mom, and Kurt Russell is her de-facto stepfather) hasn't met the Duchess of Cambridge or her husband Prince William -- but there's an unexpected connection! "Prince William and Prince Harry actually stayed a...
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Family Spent $100K On Beanie Babies
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Remember Beanie Babies? Those cute, lovable, bean-filled stuffed animals that every kid just had to have in 1996? One family remembers them all too well. In a short documentary entitled "Bankrupt By Beanies," Chris Robinson, the film's director, details his family’s regret after sinking about $100,000 into the Beanie Babies craze. His father maintained five separate collections, hoping the "investment" would put his kids through college. Unfortunately, that never happened. The Beanie Babies bubble, like so many fads before it, ultimately burst, leaving the family in financial ruin. The reflections are moving reminders as to why investors should be wary of fads of the moment (we're looking at you, bitcoin.) You can watch the video here: (Hat tip: Gawker)
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Kristi York Wooten: Unseen Photos of Rock Stars and Salvador Dali Revealed (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
When Spanish painter and photographer Martin Frias asks me who my favorite rock band is, I say, "The Beatles." I can tell by the mischievous glint in his eye that this answer is far from correct. "That's not rock 'n' roll," he laughs, rolling his "r's" in a thick Catalan accent. "That's pop music." I guess he would know. We're huddled up on a sofa in the Living Room of the W Atlanta-Downtown, where Barcelona native Frias is reminiscing about his four decades of behind-the-scenes moments with some of rock's most notorious names, including the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger ("He's rock 'n' roll," Frias assures me), Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Queen's Freddie Mercury and even Georgia's own Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. Photos of these rockers - and a few of Frias's pal and fellow Spaniard, Salvador Dali - are on display through April 19 as part of the W's "Rock Iconic" exhibit. Many of these exclusive Frias snaps have never been seen before by American audiences. "My...
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John Malkovich Joins NBC Pirate Drama
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
John Malkovich will play the world's most famous pirate: Blackbeard. The two-time Oscar nominee will star as the notorious figure in NBC's action-adventure drama series "Crossbones," Entertainment Weekly reports. Malkovich will start as Blackbeard in the 10-episode series based on Colin Woodard's book "The Republic of Pirates." In the show set in 1715, Malkovich's legendary pirate reigns over the rest of the thieves and outlaws in the Bahamian island of New Providence. Assassin Tom Lowe is sent to take down Blackbeard, but "the closer he gets, the more enthralled with the community he becomes," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hugh Laurie had previously been offered the role of Blackbeard, but turned town the role of the infamous pirate that now belongs to Malkovich. In more casting news ... Fox has found another of its "Dads" in Martin Mull. The actor has joined the six-episode, live-action series from Seth MacFarlane and the writers behind "Ted." "Dads" ...
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Kate Hudson Flaunts Amazing Legs, Dances on Couch, Kisses Fiance Matt Bellamy at Brit Awards Afterparty: Pictures
US Magazine - about 5 years
Great Kate! Kate Hudson played the supportive -- and extremely sexy! -- wife-to-be for Muse frontman Matt Bellamy at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Inside the 02 Arena, Bellamy, 32, and his bandmates performed with a 75-piece orchestra. At the Warner's afterparty held at the Savoy Hotel, however, it was Bellamy's fiancee, 33, who was the real show-stopper. Nineteen months after welcoming son Bingham, the Oscar-nominated actress showed off her toned legs and toned shoulders in a lace black minidress by Ermanno Scervino -- and got into the celebratory mood by jumping on the couch and dancing! PHOTOS: Kate's bikini body According to observers inside the bash, the happy couple kissed and hugged in front of many onlookers -- with Hudson even smoking a verboten cigarette indoors. "Someone asked her to put it out and she didn't mind. She put it in an empty bottle on the table and apologized," one observer says. "She was really happy, dancing on the chair and Ma...
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My Year in Rock, At Last: Featuring Chris Robinson, Green Day, the Rascals and the Best of Young Britain
Rolling Stone - about 5 years
This is the last best-of list for 2012 Many year-end surveys are tallied well before the year is done I prefer to go the distance –  some of my best rock action this year came in December – then let the reflections marinate to see what sticks This is not
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Dusty Wright: Best 12 Albums for 2012
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Wasn't easy to whittle this list down to 10, let alone 11, so I picked 12 for 12-12-12. A few of these selections were last minute additions that knocked two other picks out of top spots. Moreover, I decided to include 12 more picks at the end of my selections to show what else was being considered. Nada Surf The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy (Barsuk) I've not seen this album on any critics' year-end lists (aside from my managing editor Steve's list, obviously). Not sure why, because Nada Surf released a timeless collection of alt pop-rock songs. This is songwriting 101 -- verse, chorus, verse, bridge. If there is a better pop-rock band in America, let me know. Twenty years in and no sign of lazy rock star bullshit, just plenty of great chiming guitar riffs and hooky-as-hell tunes. Album of the year. Father John Misty Fear Fun (Sub Pop) Father John Misty AKA Joshua Tillman has crafted as compelling a SOCAL folk-rock journey you'll hear this year, albeit...
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For AEG's Tim Leiweke, it's been quite a year
LATimes - about 5 years
The powerful but down-to-earth L.A. sports executive has overseen two teams — the Kings and the Galaxy — winning championships. And that's just the beginning. In the year of his greatest triumphs, the most powerful man in Los Angeles sports was perhaps never stronger than when he took the hand of a child.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Robinson
  • 2013
    Age 46
    Robinson was born in Marietta, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. He is the son of Nancy Jane (née Bradley) and Stanley "Stan" Robinson, who had a minor Billboard charted record in 1959 called "Boom-A-Dip-Dip" and who died in September 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 44
    Eventually, the project was titled the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB), and a two months California tour was launched on March 29, 2011 at Soho in Santa Barbara, California.
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  • 2009
    Age 42
    Their daughter, Cheyenne Genevieve Robinson, was born in 2009.
    In 2009, Robinson married Allison Bridges.
    In 2009, Robinson performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
  • 2007
    Age 40
    In 2007, Chris Robinson played Wavy Gravy's birthday party in San Francisco under the name Chris Robinson's Wooden Family.
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  • 2006
    Age 39
    On November 17, 2006, Robinson filed divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking joint custody of their son, Ryder Russell Robinson (born 2004). Divorce was granted on October 22, 2007 with Chris being granted joint custody of Ryder.
  • 2005
    Age 38
    Robinson did not perform publicly again until his February 2005 performance with his brother Rich at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (a private event for people who work in the field of consumer electronics).
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  • 2004
    Age 37
    Robinson parted ways with Paul Stacey and the rest of his band in early 2004, the reason for which remains unknown.
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  • 2002
    Age 35
    His first solo recording, "The Red Road", appeared on the soundtrack to the 2002 Goldie Hawn (whose daughter, Kate Hudson, was Robinson's spouse from 2000-2006) film The Banger Sisters, confirming the singer's turn into softer material.
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  • 2000
    Age 33
    In December 2000, Chris Robinson married actress Kate Hudson. On August 14, 2006, after nearly six years of marriage, Hudson's publicist announced their separation.
  • 1996
    Age 29
    On September 8, 1996, he married actress Lala Sloatman, niece of musician Frank Zappa. They were divorced in 1998.
  • 1991
    Age 24
    In May 1991, Chris Robinson spat at or on a female customer at a 7-Eleven convenience store.
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  • 1966
    Born on December 20, 1966.
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