King Crimson Archives
From the Bottom: My Favorite Bass Line in 17/16
In his latest episode of “From the Bottom”, Paul Thompson explores one of his favorite tracks from one of his favorite albums: King Crimson’s “Discipline.” Paul discusses Tony Levin’s bass line and how to play in 17/16 with GROOVE!!
King Crimson Documentary To Premiere in March at SXSW Festival
King Crimson has had a long and storied past in its 50 years with multiple lineups and multiple sounds. Now the highly influential progressive rock band is the focus of a new documentary called “In the Court of the Crimson King”.
Tony Levin Unveils King Crimson Print Collection
Most of us know Tony Levin for his unreal bass playing, but during his many years on the road, he also honed his skills as a photographer. Now he’s announced a line of photo prints from his adventures in King Crimson.
King Crimson Announces “Music Is Our Friend” Tour with The Zappa Band
In what seems to be a prog lover’s dream tour, King Crimson has unveiled the “Music Is Our Friend” tour. The outing will see the band accompanied by the California Guitar Trio for the first half of the tour and The Zappa Band for the second half.
King Crimson: Dinosaur (1995)
King Crimson made an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show in 1995, in support of their album “Thrak”. Here’s a great sounding clip from that show, with Tony Levin and the band performing “Dinosaur”.
Riccio and Gunn Publish “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions” Book
Gabriel Riccio and Trey Gunn have teamed up for the mammoth task of creating a new score book called “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions”. The 256-page book features full-band transcriptions from Crimson’s fruitful ’80s era.
King Crimson and the Zappa Band Reveal Tour Details
After unveiling the lineup last month, King Crimson and the Zappa Band have revealed the details of their summer tour. The groups, anchored by Tony Levin and Scott Thunes, will be focusing on the East Coast with four Canadian dates to close out the run.
King Crimson and The Zappa Band Announce Summer Tour
King Crimson has announced a new North American tour for 2020 called “We Paint Electric Rhythm Colour.” The six-week outing will see the iconic prog band joined by the Zappa Band, which includes alumni from Frank Zappa’s various bands.
King Crimson Discography Now Available for Streaming
After resisting the streaming movement for several years, King Crimson’s entire studio discography is now available on Apple Music and will be available on Spotify in June.
King Crimson: 21st Century Schizoid Man (Live)
When I was a kid, I wore out my copy of King Crimson’s debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King. One of my favorite tracks was “21st Century Schizoid Man,” so it was cool to see this video of the band performing it in 2015. Of course, Tony Levin wasn’t on the original recording, but he nailed this...
King Crimson Releases “Elements Tour Box Set 2018”
Each year since 2014, King Crimson releases a box set of live and rare recordings from the band’s history. The Elements Tour Box 2018 follows suit with tracks taken from rehearsals, live performances, studio recordings, alternate takes, and more with several clips that have never been released. The two-disc set features music from the band’s entire career and has something...
King Crimson Releases “Live In Vienna”
Another recent King Crimson performance has been released as a live album. Live In Vienna, December 1st, 2016 is a three-disc set that has the two set evening spread across discs one and two with the third offering encores and ambience. “Disc three includes a series of soundscapes edited into newly sequenced pieces,” the album’s notes explain. “Drawn from the...