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Liquid Tension Experiment: The Passage Of Time
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Liquid Tension Experiment: The Passage Of Time

Back in December, Kevin shared the exciting news that Liquid Tension Experiment was about to release a new album. In the meantime, the band has released a video for the track, “The Passage Of Time” - and it is killer.

Star-Studded “A Bowie Celebration” Concert Streaming January 8
Concerts & Tours

Star-Studded “A Bowie Celebration” Concert Streaming January 8

The David Bowie tribute, “A Bowie Celebration”, had its tour cut short last year due to the pandemic. Now they’ve scheduled a streaming event with appearances by Chris Chaney, Tony Levin, Tim Lefebvre, Gail Ann Dorsey, Carmine Rojas, and Tony Visconti.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #4: Tony Levin
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #4: Tony Levin

Tony Levin had big things in the works this year before the shutdown. But that didn't stop the bassist from announcing a new book, a new Liquid Tension Experiment album, and more. Tony takes the #4 slot on this year’s “Reader Favorite Bassists” list.

Liquid Tension Experiment, Featuring Tony Levin, Announces New Album
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Liquid Tension Experiment, Featuring Tony Levin, Announces New Album

Listen up, prog fans: Liquid Tension Experiment is back. The incredible supergroup of Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, and Tony Levin have signed to InsideOutMusic and will be releasing a third album in spring 2021.

Tony Levin Unveils “Images From a Life on the Road” Book
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Tony Levin Unveils “Images From a Life on the Road” Book

Tony Levin is one of the most talented bassists in the world. He also has a knack for photography, which he’s used to document his time in music. Now, he’s announced a new book, “Images from a Life on the Road”, that brings the two passions together.

Riccio and Gunn Publish “King Crimson: The Discipline Era Transcriptions” Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

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.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, Will Lee, Tony Levin, and Anthony Jackson
Events

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, Will Lee, Tony Levin, and Anthony Jackson

The next installment of the Zoom webinars hosted by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten is happening on Thursday. Entitled “Gadd-Shed,” the free session will feature drum legend Steve Gadd along with Ron Carter, Chuck Rainey, Tony Levin, Anthony Jackson, and Will Lee.

King Crimson and the Zappa Band Reveal Tour Details
Concerts & Tours

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
Concerts & Tours

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.

Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer (Growing Up Live)
Bass Videos

Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer (Growing Up Live)

Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” has always been a favorite of mine, pretty much exclusively because of Tony Levin’s epic bass line. Here’s a clip of the band performing the tune at the Fila Forum in Milan, in 2003. (And a bonus video!)

Eddie Van Halen, Jan Hammer, Tony Levin, and Jerry Marotta: Les Paul & Friends Tribute (1988)
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Eddie Van Halen, Jan Hammer, Tony Levin, and Jerry Marotta: Les Paul & Friends Tribute (1988)

I was binge-watching videos with Tony Levin when this clip came up in the recommendations. In 1988, Eddie Van Halen performed at the tribute concert titled “Les Paul & Friends.” He was joined by Jan Hammer, Tony Levin, and Jerry Marotta. They rocked the house.

King Crimson Discography Now Available for Streaming
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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.