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  • King Crimson: Heroes

    King Crimson: Heroes

    In 2016, King Crimson performed at the Admiralspalast in Berlin. They included a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” in the set. Robert Fripp had this to say about the performance: “King Crimson performed Heroes at the Admiralspalast in Berlin as a celebration, a remembrancing and an homage. The concert was thirty nine years and one... »

  • Gaudi Features Levin, Laswell, Edwin and More on New Album

    Gaudi Features Levin, Laswell, Edwin and More on New Album

    London-based music producer Gaudi has tapped a wealth of bassists for his latest album, entitled Magnetic. Drawing inspiration from the RareNoise Records catalog, the composer blends electronica, rock, jazz, and ambient music for a tapestry of sounds. “It is not a departure from the Gaudi we know and love,” a press release states, “however, Magnetic... »

  • King Crimson Announces U.S. Fall Tour

    King Crimson Announces U.S. Fall Tour

    If you missed King Crimson’s mighty “double quartet formation” earlier this year, you’re in luck. The iconic prog-rock band has unveiled tour dates for the fall that will cover the East Coast and Midwest with a special Texas concert in the mix. “The new dates see the group performing in some states and cities that... »

  • King Crimson Announces Summer 2017 Tour Dates

    King Crimson Announces Summer 2017 Tour Dates

    After teasing that they would be going on a North American tour this year, King Crimson has finally revealed the tour schedule for 2017. The trek kicks off on June 13th in Seattle, Washington and will make its way across the U.S. and Canada before ending with a pair of to-be-confirmed dates in Mexico City.... »

  • The Levin Brothers Announce Spring Tour Dates

    The Levin Brothers Announce Spring Tour Dates

    Bass legend Tony Levin has announced a spring tour with his brother Pete. The Levin Brothers will begin with a Rosendale, New York gig on March 4th before heading south to Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and El Salvador. They’ll then return to the U.S. for a handful of dates in the Northeast. The duo will... »

  • King Crimson Releases Audio/Video From 2015 Tour

    King Crimson Releases Audio/Video From 2015 Tour

    King Crimson’s Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind audio/video set is the band’s most fully realized version of its 2015 concert experience. The three-CD/one Blu-ray set from the band, with the inimitable Tony Levin on bass, has a “virtual studio album effect,” on the CDs, with no audience sound between songs. It... »

  • Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

    Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

    Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has turned his talents to to the work of prolific singer/songwriter Paul Simon. His latest book, The Best of Paul Simon for Bass, features bass lines created by some of the greatest: Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin and Bakithi Kumalo on fretless bass. The book includes 12 songs: Mother and Child Reunion Me... »

  • Tony Levin’s Trio Releases Second Album

    Tony Levin’s Trio Releases Second Album

    Levin Minnemann Rudess, featuring superstar bassist, cellist and Chapman Stick player Tony Levin, has released its second album, From the Law Offices Of. The band consists of the progressive rock supergroup of Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), drummer/guitarist Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani) and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). The year-in-the-making album’s title comes... »

  • Tony Levin Publishes Book of Poetry

    Tony Levin Publishes Book of Poetry

    You know Tony Levin for his extensive bass work with King Crimson, Peter Gabriel and innumerable sessions, but aside from being a music composer and lyricist, he’s also a writer who has kept an online “Road Diary” for two decades (its newest incarnation is here). He has now released a book of poetry, “Fragile as... »

  • King Crimson: Thela Hun Ginjeet (Live, 1984)

    King Crimson: Thela Hun Ginjeet (Live, 1984)

    I’ve been on a King Crimson – and Tony Levin – kick lately, which brought me to binge watching a ton of videos of the band. Here’s a 1984 performance of “Thela Hun Ginjeet”, with Levin’s tremendous bass line for you to enjoy. »