Video: Snippet of King Crimson’s 21st Century Schizoid Man Live (Hyde Park, 1969)
You will not believe it unless you read it with your own eyes, but Robert Fripp intends to reform King Crimson! In his diary posted on 6 September 2013 on the DGM (Discipline Global Mobile) Live website, Fripp says:
So, King Crimson is in motion. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers.
We already knew that Adrian Belew had been moonlighting in the Crimson Projekct over the last few years, but what can we expect from the next incarnation?
Apparently the band will begin rehearsals soon, with an expected stage visit sometime from September 2014! According to Discipline Global Mobile, Fripp elaborated that it might mean King Crimson circa 2014 could feature:
a conventional Back Line – Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto – reconfigured as the Front Line, with Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and myself as Back Line.
I’m going to leave you with that amazing news, enjoy the rest of your day!
Previously on Sampling Station: