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

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....

2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #9: Tony Levin
2012 Reader Favorites

2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #9: Tony Levin

Tony Levin is a busy bassist, and 2012 found him more releasing albums, a photo book, and gearing up for more touring. That, plus our popular interview with him and Julie Slick helped propel this bassist to #9 on the readers’ favorite list for the year. Like Jack Bruce, this is Levin’s first appearance on the list. Here are the...

Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Sledge Basses, Including Sabre Reissue
Basses

Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Sledge Basses, Including Sabre Reissue

Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled the Sledge basses, a new special offering available through their Premier Dealer Network. Designed in conjunction with Tony Levin, the Music Man Sledge has a custom metallic flake finish that shifts colors depending on your viewing angle. Offered on Classic Stingray 4 and 5s, the Sledge is also available on the Music Man Sabre bass,...

Tony Levin Releases “Crimson Chronicles: The 80’s” Photo Book for iPad
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Tony Levin Releases “Crimson Chronicles: The 80’s” Photo Book for iPad

Tony Levin has released an iPad app version of his book Crimson Chronicles: The 80’s, which documents his time with the legendary prog rock band King Crimson through pictures. Levin, who is also an avid photographer, includes hundreds of photos from his collection to show what life in the band and on the road was like. Beyond the photos from...

The Prog Collective Releases Debut Album, Featuring Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Others
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The Prog Collective Releases Debut Album, Featuring Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Others

Musician, producer and former Yes member Billy Sherwood has put together what he’s dubbed “the biggest super group of progressive rock players ever assembled,” to form The Prog Collective. The group has released their self-titled album this week, featuring John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Alan Parsons (Alan...

King Crimson Releases Live in Argentina 1994 DVD Set
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King Crimson Releases Live in Argentina 1994 DVD Set

King Crimson reemerged in 1994 to record and tour behind the album VROOM. Building upon their previous quartet, the band was billed as a double trio consisting of Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Bill Bruford. The group’s return is documented in a new King Crimson Collector’s Club Release entitled Live in Argentina 1994. The...

New Brecker Brothers Anthology Announced, Featuring Marcus Miller, Will Lee and Tony Levin
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New Brecker Brothers Anthology Announced, Featuring Marcus Miller, Will Lee and Tony Levin

Late next month, the Brecker Brothers’ entire Arista Records catalog will be released in a new box set format. The Brecker Brothers: The Complete Arista Albums Collection collects the group’s six albums released on Arista between 1975 and 1981. None of the albums have ever been released on CD in the US. During the span of those albums, the Brecker...

Peter Gabriel Announces “Back to Front” Tour with Tony Levin and ’80s Line Up
Concerts & Tours

Peter Gabriel Announces “Back to Front” Tour with Tony Levin and ’80s Line Up

Peter Gabriel is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, So, with a tour that will feature music from the album. So reached multi-platinum status (five times over), with hits including “Sledgehammer,” “Big Time,” “Red Rain,” “Don’t Give Up” (duet with Kate Bush) and “In Your Eyes.” Gabriel is enlisting many members of the original band he toured with...

Dream Theater Announces Summer Tour with the Crimson Projekct
Concerts & Tours

Dream Theater Announces Summer Tour with the Crimson Projekct

Prog fans will have lots to look forward to this summer as Dream Theater is teaming up with Crimson Projekct for a hefty North American tour. The two bands will be kicking it off on June 15th in Rochester, New York before hitting Quebec, then criss-crossing the U.S. This marks the second North American leg of Dream Theater’s tour in...