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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
New Albums

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
New Albums

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...

Two of a Perfect Pair: An Interview with Tony Levin and Julie Slick
Interviews

Two of a Perfect Pair: An Interview with Tony Levin and Julie Slick

The “Two of a Perfect Trio” Tour, which brings The Stick Men and Adrian Belew’s Power Trio together for a night of King Crimson-centric music, presents many parallels between the musicians, the most interesting being the dichotomy between bassists Tony Levin and Julie Slick. Levin has over 30 years of experience under his belt, much of that being dedicated to...

King Crimson: “Sleepless” Live in Japan with Tony Levin
Bass Videos

King Crimson: “Sleepless” Live in Japan with Tony Levin

This song opens up just right: with some awesome percussive slap bass by Tony Levin. And he doesn’t stop there. The tune, “Sleepless” is from King Crimson’s 1984 release, , with Levin on bass and Stick, Adrian Belew on vocals/guitar, Robert Fripp on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums. Levin’s bass is painted to resemble the album’s cover.

Tony Levin Releases New Album with David Torn and Alan White
New Albums

Tony Levin Releases New Album with David Torn and Alan White

Tony Levin is at it once again, teaming up with other powerhouse musicians on a new album that is as unique as they come. The first-time collaboration of Levin on bass and Stick, along with guitarist David Torn and drummer Alan White of Yes, has released Levin Torn White, an album the band describes as “a collaborative beatdown of original...

Stick Men and Adrian Belew Power Trio Unite for “2 of a Perfect Trio” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Stick Men and Adrian Belew Power Trio Unite for “2 of a Perfect Trio” Tour

Tony Levin and the Stick Men will be teaming up with the Adrian Belew Power Trio for the “2 of a Perfect Trio” tour this Fall, which will make its way from coast to coast and into Canada between September and October. Combined, the group features three King Crimson members and the tour name is a play on Crimson’s album...