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

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.

King Crimson: 21st Century Schizoid Man (Live)
Bass Videos

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”
New Albums

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”
New Albums

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...

The Levin Brothers Announce Live Album, Tour Dates
New Albums

The Levin Brothers Announce Live Album, Tour Dates

Tony Levin and his brother Pete have followed up their debut album with a new live release, entitled Special Delivery. Produced three years after the Levin Brothers’ self-titled debut, the new album captures the duo along with saxophonist Erik Lawrence and drummer Jeff Siegel during their 2017 tour. The quartet tackles mostly original tunes penned by the Levins and Erik...

King Crimson Releases “Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017”
New Albums

King Crimson Releases “Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017”

King Crimson’s latest formation is captured in a new official bootleg from this summer. Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017 is a two-CD live release featuring the low-end stylings of Tony Levin, who describes the concert as “One of our best.” The rest of the band includes Mel Collins (Saxes & flute), Robert Fripp (Guitar & keyboards), Gavin...

King Crimson Transcription Book Now Available
Sheet Music & Instruction

King Crimson Transcription Book Now Available

Through every lineup, the members of King Crimson created some of the most riveting music ever made. Now the first-ever transcription book of their music is available with THRAK – The Complete Scores. The book offers full-band transcriptions from the classic double-trio era that included six musicians: two guitarists, two bassists, and two drummers. The low end was held down...