Steve Gorman (born 17 August 1965, Muskegon, Michigan) is a musician best known as the drummer of the American hard rock band The Black Crowes. He also spent some time as the drummer for British rock band Stereophonics.
While a fourth grader at Benfield Elementary School in Severna Park, Maryland, Gorman joined the band and played the snare drum. Like so many others, he was initially inspired and moved when he first listened to the Beatles. After moving to Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1975, Gorman went to high school (University Heights Academy) with Clint Steele, an aspiring guitarist. Gorman later attended college and was a broadcasting major at Western Kentucky University but still found time to play, practice, and stay in touch with music while working as a Resident Advisor in North Hall. He played drums with several Bowling Green bands including Alfred and the Stately Wayne Manors Alfred & The Stately Wayne Manors , Swale, A Tribute to Elvis and the Ricky Nelson Story. After the graduation of his older brother, Dave, the remaining members (Steve Gorman, Brent Woods and John Vanover) formed Lack of Interest and recorded a 4 song demo tape titled "Content to Sit and Stare" in April 1986 at the University Heights Academy gymnasium. Lack of Interest
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’ and 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 9 albums over 15 years. In early 2002, he decided to leave the band to pursue other avenues and relocated to Los Angeles.