The Black Crowes frontman and girlfriend Allison Bridges are expecting in early 2010

By Sarah Michaud
Updated September 08, 2009 05:55 PM
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There’s a baby on the way for rocker Chris Robinson.

The Black Crowes frontman, 42, and girlfriend Allison Bridges are expecting a new arrival in early 2010, his rep confirms to PEOPLE. The couple began dating in 2007.

This will be the second child for Robinson, who has a 5 ½-year-old son, Ryder Russell, with ex-wife Kate Hudson.

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The Black Crowes’ latest album, Before the Frost…Until the Freeze, is available now.

Reporting by DAVID CAPLAN and EUNICE OH