Southern rockers The Black Crowes have changed drummers again - just seven dates into their reunion tour.

The WISER TIME band, fronted by brothers CHRIS and RICH ROBINSON, kicked off their comeback with a residence at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom last month (MAR05) and have now decided to replace drummer BILL DUBROW.

Into his place steps veteran sticksman JEFF SIPE, who has played in numerous experimental projects including AQUARIUM RESCUE UNIT.

Sipe will tour with The Black Crowes when the group resume their reunion road trip on Thursday (21APR05), writes website JAMBANDS.COM. Original drummer STEVE GORMAN quit in 2001 when the band went on hiatus.

Alongside vocalist Chris Robinson and guitarist Rich Robinson, the current Black Crowes line-up includes longtime keyboardist EDDIE HAWRYSCH, bassist SVEN PIPIEN and lead guitarist MARC FORD, who previously played with the group in what many view to be their classic period, from 1992 to 1997.

15/04/2005 17:33