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King Crimson Releases Limited-Edition “Tour Box” Set With Latest Tour
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King Crimson Releases Limited-Edition “Tour Box” Set With Latest Tour

The legendary progressive rock band King Crimson is promoting its The Elements of King Crimson tour with a limited edition two-CD “tour box” set of performances — some previously unreleased on CD — from the entirety of its long, storied career. The performances are culled from a wide variety of sources — everything from alternate takes and extracts to live...

Tony Levin and His Brother Pete Release Their Take on Old-School Cool Jazz
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Tony Levin and His Brother Pete Release Their Take on Old-School Cool Jazz

Love 1950s’-style “cool” jazz? You’re in good company. Renowned bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) and his famed keyboardist brother Pete (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter) have always adored it, too, and now the pair have recorded their first album together as a duo, because of their affection for it. As Tony, who also plays cello...

Peter Gabriel Releases “Back to Front” Concert DVD
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Peter Gabriel Releases “Back to Front” Concert DVD

Peter Gabriel’s “Back to Front” tour performance in October 2013 at London’s O2 Arena has been captured as an ultra-high-definition film, which was not only released in theaters, but is now available on DVD. The tour celebrated the 25th anniversary of Gabriel’s classic So album and featured him playing the entire album and more with his touring band from that...

King Crimson Announce Reunion Tour Dates with Tony Levin
Concerts & Tours

King Crimson Announce Reunion Tour Dates with Tony Levin

It’s really happening: King Crimson has just announced the initial tour dates with their latest incarnation – their eighth. The group’s lineup and plans for touring were announced back in September, with bassist Tony Levin returning to the fold. The rest of the band includes founder Robert Fripp, guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, saxophonist Mel Collins, and drummers Bill Reiflin, Pat Mastelotto...

The Crimson Projekct Releases “Live in Tokyo”
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The Crimson Projekct Releases “Live in Tokyo”

So, anything associated with King Crimson isn’t going to be simple — that’s just a given. So, it should follow that the Crimson offshoot band, Crimson ProjeKCt isn’t one band, it’s two. One is Stick Men, featuring Crimson bassist/Chapman Stick player Tony Levin and drummer Pat Mastelotto (another Crimson alum) with multi-instrumentalist/Chapman Stick player Markus Reuter. The other is the...

Marco Machera Releases “Dime Novels”, Featuring Tony Levin
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Marco Machera Releases “Dime Novels”, Featuring Tony Levin

Italian bassist and songwriter Marco Machera has released his sophomore album, . The effort includes a host of special guests, including fellow bassist Tony Levin on “Out of Blue,” drummer Pat Mastelotto, guitarist Markus Reuter and more. With an interesting cast of characters, Machera offers up a quirky take on pop music. “Dime Novels is a beast. Pretty much like...

Mumpbeak Releases Debut Featuring Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Lorenzo Feliciati and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz
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Mumpbeak Releases Debut Featuring Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Lorenzo Feliciati and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz

When keyboardist Ray Powell set out to fill out his project band Mumpbeak, he went straight to the top of prog rock royalty. Mumpbeak’s features drummer Pat Mastelotto and a host of talented bassists: Bill Laswell, Tony Levin, Lorenzo Feliciati, and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz. Described as “art by committee,” the project takes on shades of King Crimson, Yes and Gentle...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for the 2014 induction, and the bass world is well represented. Half of the artists have been nominated before, with several returning from last year’s picks, while the other half are all first-time nominees. This includes Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Yes, Link...

Tony Levin, Marco Minneman and Jordan Rudess Release New Album
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Tony Levin, Marco Minneman and Jordan Rudess Release New Album

King Crimson’s Tony Levin, the Aristocrats’ Marco Minneman and Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess teamed up to make a prog rock album of epic proportions, appropriately entitled Levin Minnemann Rudess. The project started with producer Scott Schorr and Levin, who provides bass, Chapman Stick, and cello to the effort. “The producer of the album, Scott Schorr, was looking to do a...

King Crimson Returns With New Lineup
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King Crimson Returns With New Lineup

Progressive rock fans rejoice! Guitarist Robert Fripp has announced that King Crimson is back with a new lineup. Originally formed in 1968, the iconic band has gone through several incarnations, the last of which disbanded in 2009 after a cancelled tour. The eighth incarnation of King Crimson will be anchored by bassist Tony Levin. “King Crimson will be back in...

Expanding Hands Music Now Offering Funk Fingers
Accessories & Strings

Expanding Hands Music Now Offering Funk Fingers

Funk Fingers are available once again thanks to a licensing agreement between Tony Levin and Expanding Hands Music. Levin invented the Funk Fingers after mimicking his intro to Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time,” in which drummer Jerry Marotta played Levin’s bass strings with his drumsticks while the bassist fingered the notes with his left hand. Though he produced them on his...

David Bowie Releases “The Next Day”, Featuring Gail Ann Dorsey and Tony Levin
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David Bowie Releases “The Next Day”, Featuring Gail Ann Dorsey and Tony Levin

David Bowie’s twenty-fourth studio album, The Next Day, was first announced on his 66th birthday back in January. But the album was in the works – in secret – for some time before then. For his first release of new material in 10 year, Bowie teamed up with some of his long-time collaborators, including producer Tony Visconti, engineer Mario J....