Steve Gorman

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Steve Gorman
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Gorman (center) performing with fellow members of The Black Crowes, Sven Pipien and Chris Robinson, at the 2008 Newport Folk Festival.
Background information
BornAugust 17, 1965 (1965-08-17) (age 54)
Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Associated actsThe Black Crowes
Trigger Hippy

Steve Gorman (born August 17, 1965, Muskegon, Michigan) is an American musician and sports talk radio host. Gorman is best known as the drummer of the American rock and roll band The Black Crowes.[1] He spent time as the drummer for British rock band Stereophonics. He also hosted on his own radio show Steve Gorman Sports! on Fox Sports Radio.

Early career[edit]

While a fourth grader at Benfield Elementary School in Severna Park, Maryland, Gorman joined the school band and played the snare drum. After moving to Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1975, Gorman went to high school (University Heights Academy) with Clint Steele, an aspiring guitarist. Gorman was a broadcasting major at Western Kentucky University. He played drums with several Bowling Green bands including Alfred & The Stately Wayne Manors, Swale, A Tribute to Elvis and the Ricky Nelson Story. Finally, in 1986, Steve, along with friends Brent Woods and Jon Vanover, formed Lack of Interest and recorded a four-song demo tape titled "Content to Sit and Stare" in April 1986 at the University Heights Academy gymnasium.

The Black Crowes[edit]

In February 1987, he joined his high school friend Clint Steele in Atlanta, Georgia to drum for Steele's band, Mary My Hope. While in Atlanta he became good friends with Chris Robinson and his brother Rich. When the Robinson brothers lost their drummer Jeff Sullivan to the band Drivin n Cryin, Gorman was asked to sit in and play on "Mr. Crowes Garden's" demo session for A&M records. He ended up playing with the renamed Black Crowes for their first nine albums over 15 years. In late 2001, he decided to leave the band to pursue other avenues and relocated to Los Angeles. In 2005, he rejoined the reformed Black Crowes.

On September 24, 2019, Gorman released Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes - A Memoir, which he co-wrote with author Steven Hyden The 364 page book is published by Da Capo Press and promises an insider's look at the history of the group, which was together for more than two decades.

Gorman was there for all of it, as the press release notes."The coke and weed-fueled tours; the tumultuous recording sessions; the backstage hangs with legends like Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and the Rolling Stones. As the band's drummer and voice of reason, he tried to keep the Black Crowes together musically — and in one piece emotionally. In his first-person history of the Black Crowes, "Hard To Handle" — the first ever account of this great American rock band's beginning, middle, and end — Gorman makes it clear just how impossible that job was. Fortunately, Gorman tells the tale with great insight, candor, and humor. They don't make bands like the Black Crowes anymore: crazy, brilliant, self-destructive, inspiring, and, ultimately, not built to last. But, man, what a ride it was while it lasted."[2]

Other work[edit]

Gorman spent 2004 on the road with the Stereophonics. His playing can also be heard on Warren Zevon's final studio recording The Wind, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3, Jack Casady's Dream Factor, Joe Firstman's The War of Women, John Corbett's self-titled debut album, Bo Bice's See The Light and 3, and the first album by Brothers of the Southland. Gorman is currently a member of Trigger Hippy along with Joan Osborne, and Nick Govrik.

Gorman has contributed drum tracks to the solo album from Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton, scheduled for release on March 1, 2019. [3]

Steve Gorman Sports! and Steve Gorman Rocks![edit]

A lifelong sports fan, in March 2010, Gorman hooked up with his friends Mitch Blum and Brandon Gnetz to create a sports, music and pop culture podcast and website called Steve Gorman Sports! On the show Gorman tells tales of life on the road and riffs on current sports, music and pop culture events. Gorman's show was broadcast on a Nashville radio station with producer Austin Huff but he left the station in the summer of 2013.

On January 2, 2014, it was announced that Gorman would join Fox Sports Radio as the host of a daily three-hour show with his cousin and co-host, Jeffrey Gorman, from 3pm to 6pm Eastern, broadcast immediately following Doug Gottlieb's show. Gorman's stint with Fox Sports Radio began on January 27, 2014.[4]

On October 7, 2014, Steve Gorman Sports! was moved to 6pm to 8pm Eastern, which immediately follows Jay Mohr’s (from April 24, 2017: Doug Gottlieb’s) show. On September 11, 2018, the Fox Sports Network announced that Gorman's show, and JT the Brick's show, would be removed from the network's lineup.

On September 9th, 2019 Steve Gorman Rocks![5] began airing on select Westwood One radio affiliates.


  1. ^ Phil Ascott "6 career defining records of Black Crowes' Steve Gorman",; published August 10, 2009; retrieved August 10, 2014
  2. ^ Blabbermouth (2019-06-17). "THE BLACK CROWES Drummer STEVE GORMAN To Release 'Hard To Handle' Memoir In September". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
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  4. ^ [1] Archived January 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Westwood One Launches 'Steve Gorman Rocks' For Classic Rock Stations". Retrieved 2019-09-29.

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