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‘You needed to be original’: Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked King Crimson

‘You needed to be original’: Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked King Crimson

King Crimson’s initial incarnation, sparked by a childhood musical connection between Greg Lake and Robert Fripp, was predicated on trying something new — indicative, Lake says, of an era when standing out was the goal, rather than fitting in.

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK’: Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK’: Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

The Crimson ProjeKCt, a Robert Fripp-approved King Crimson offshoot group, begins its new tour today in Tel Aviv — even as the mothership band is set to restart featuring two of the ProjeKCt’s stalwart members.

‘It’s not going to be possible’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

‘It’s not going to be possible’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

Unrest across Ukraine has forced Crimson ProjeKCt to put off the second date of its upcoming tour. The group is set to play the first of 20-plus scheduled concerts at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with shows continuing through April 2014 in the UK, Russia, France and Italy, among others.

‘Expect even more mellotron’: Inspired by King Crimson, Steven Wilson purchases classic instrument

‘Expect even more mellotron’: Inspired by King Crimson, Steven Wilson purchases classic instrument

Fans will remember that Steven Wilson borrowed a critical piece of old-school equipment from King Crimson’s Robert Fripp while recording a well-received solo album recently. Wilson liked that MkII mellotron so much, he’s ordered his own.

Something Else! Interview: Markus Reuter on Robert Fripp, Crimson ProjeKCt, Stick Men and Ian Boddy

Something Else! Interview: Markus Reuter on Robert Fripp, Crimson ProjeKCt, Stick Men and Ian Boddy

You’ll need an Outlook calendar to keep up with Markus Reuter these days. The composer/guitarist has just released his latest forward-thinking ambient release with Ian Boddy, even as he preps for more dates with the Crimson ProjeKCt

New Music Monday: King Crimson, Motorhead, Van Morrison, Def Leppard, Tears for Fears, Ted Nugent

New Music Monday: King Crimson, Motorhead, Van Morrison, Def Leppard, Tears for Fears, Ted Nugent

Motorhead gears back up, while a series of favorite acts get the splashy reissue treatment. It is, in fact, a huge week for reexaminations of classic rock recordings.

‘I said: Of course, yes’: Even with few details, Pat Mastelotto didn’t hesitate in rejoining new King Crimson

‘I said: Of course, yes’: Even with few details, Pat Mastelotto didn’t hesitate in rejoining new King Crimson

When the ever-enigmatic Robert Fripp called Pat Mastelotto about rejoining the new iteration of King Crimson, the drummer leapt at the opportunity — even though he knew very little about Fripp’s plans.

‘He said I would not be right’: Adrian Belew on Robert Fripp’s new King Crimson lineup

‘He said I would not be right’: Adrian Belew on Robert Fripp’s new King Crimson lineup

When Robert Fripp announced that he was re-starting King Crimson after a lengthy period away, guitarist Adrian Belew wasn’t part of the new lineup. Now Belew, a member for some 32 years, is speaking out.

‘King Crimson is in motion’: Robert Fripp aims to restart his legendary prog-rock band

‘King Crimson is in motion’: Robert Fripp aims to restart his legendary prog-rock band

A decade past its last studio effort, 2003′s Power to Believe, and long after most people had all but given up on such a thing, Robert Fripp has announced the reformation of King Crimson.

‘It’s an exciting challenge’: Tony Levin on his incredible new album with Marco Minnemann, Jordan Rudess

No sooner had Tony Levin’s new collaboration with drummer/guitarist Marco Minnemann and keyboardist Jordan Rudess been announced by Lazy Bones Records, and the do-anything bassist was back on the road.