Black Crowes Don't Accept Maxim Sorry
by Paul Cashmere - February 28 2008
The Black Crowes manager Peter Angelus has rejected the apology from Maxim magazine after the publication was caught out reviewing an album they had not heard.
Angelus called the apology "self serving damage control".
In a statement he said, "In my opinion, Maxim's fabrication of an album review is highly unethical and indefensible. This issue potentially pertains to all artists and their craft, and a publication which apparently has no respect for either."
Maxim's Editorial Director, James Kaminsky, issued this statement to the media: "It is Maxim's editorial policy to assign star ratings only to those albums that have been heard in their entirety. Unfortunately, that policy was not followed in the March 2008 issue of our magazine and we apologize to our readers."
Angelus responds, "Maxim seems to continue in their attempt to deceive the public with their usage of the word 'entirety.' At the most, Maxim could have only heard the one complete song that has been released to radio, before publishing their 'album review.' It comes as no surprise that Maxim has elected to apologize to their readers now that the world has been informed of their deception; however, that is not full accountability."
In closing, Angelus said, "In my opinion, Maxim's 'apology' is self-serving damage control by failing to mention The Black Crowes. The appropriate action from Maxim is to immediately issue a public apology to The Black Crowes for disparaging both the band and their soon to be released new album 'Warpaint' without having heard the material."
'Warpaint', the first Black Crowes album in 7 years, will be released in March.
(Right on Black Crowes! I dont go much by what reviewers say anyway. I do know that some people do get swayed either way by what some top guy writes. Word of mouth is best. Hope The Crowes album sells even more than it would have :)