King Crimson to reform
2013-09-24 by nig | 136 Comments

The 8th incarnation of King Crimson will be Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp.

Writing on his (not yet published) dairy for September 24th Fripp notes "The Point Of Crim-Seeing was of a conventional Back Line – Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin and Pat Matstelotto - reconfigured as the Front Line, with Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and myself as Back Line."

Robert goes on "All the Crims have expressed great excitement at the return to Go! mode. Given the considerable commitments of all members, it will take a year before Crimson is able to perform."

In his (not yet published) diary for September 7th Fripp begins "dear brother crims, we have one year to prepare for action of the savage variety, and be in Go! mode for september 2014… but essentially, King Crimson is in motion."

Robert expects that they’ll be rehearsing, in full and small group formations over that period.

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Hoppoman
September 24th 2013

630 Comments


Awesomesauceome.

Millstone
September 24th 2013

367 Comments


um

Owantjaaaa
September 24th 2013

2809 Comments


/mu/ must be stoked

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MeatSalad
September 24th 2013

13400 Comments


Life has meaning once again

Progger6009
September 24th 2013

1054 Comments


Gavin Harrison makes this worth listening to.


TronaldDump
September 24th 2013

419 Comments


The 9th incarnation will have Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Lou Reed.

You heard it here first.

MeatSalad
September 24th 2013

13400 Comments


No, the fact that it's robert fripp does

zaruyache
September 24th 2013

4853 Comments


Cool.

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Eons
September 24th 2013

396 Comments


If they make a new album I hope its better than that last Deep Purple.

Inferis
September 24th 2013

380 Comments


Fuck yeah.

Spec
September 24th 2013

26846 Comments


does sonic know? he will poop

Progger6009
September 24th 2013

1054 Comments


Your right, but that goes without saying of course.


dante1991
September 24th 2013

481 Comments


Great news! Band's later material is a bit inconsistent but can't wait for this nonetheless!

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Spec
September 24th 2013

26846 Comments


poovalanche

MO
September 24th 2013

17406 Comments


MAN I'M SO EXCITED

RivalSkoomaDealer
September 24th 2013

526 Comments


Will be at the nearest show.

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tommygun
September 24th 2013

21345 Comments


lol what happened to fripp 'retiring from the music industry'

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2013

1781 Comments


Hell yes this is fabulous news.

Rowan5215
September 24th 2013

20558 Comments


The day after I listen to their discography in full for the first time they reform
In other words, I am God

ncguitar
September 24th 2013

2200 Comments


Hope they djent

organizedsound
September 24th 2013

98 Comments


stoked but what about belew

wacknizzle
September 24th 2013

11955 Comments


Sweet, I hope they do a US tour, if they bring Camel too I'd shit my pants. I'd be willing to drive even a few states to see em play

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MeatSalad
September 24th 2013

13400 Comments


king djentson

Wizard
September 24th 2013

18796 Comments


I would give up my testicles to see them live.

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ShadowRemains
September 24th 2013

19445 Comments


king crimson featuring kanye west

Wizard
September 24th 2013

18796 Comments


FUCK YOU for even putting that thought into my head.

oltnabrick
September 24th 2013

29282 Comments


i was thinking the same thing lol


was too afraid to post it

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Wizard
September 24th 2013

18796 Comments


Shadows just got punched through his computer.

ShadowRemains
September 24th 2013

19445 Comments


sorry i have punchwall

Wizard
September 24th 2013

18796 Comments


Fuck! We will meet one day *shakes his old man fist in the air*

CrimsonLies
September 24th 2013

1704 Comments


Awesome news

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ncguitar
September 24th 2013

2200 Comments


In the Court of the Yeezus King

oltnabrick
September 24th 2013

29282 Comments


crimson yeezus

wacknizzle
September 24th 2013

11955 Comments


Starless anddddddd Kanye Blaaaaaaack!

staticNUMEROcuatro
September 24th 2013

53 Comments


"The 9th incarnation will have Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Lou Reed.

You heard it here first."

fucking lol

OmairSh
September 24th 2013

8130 Comments


Damn Adrien Belew's out. Also 3 drummers? Fripp really doesn't want a keyboardist does he

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zxlkho
September 24th 2013

3426 Comments


Gavin Harrison is still in yessss

AgainAnd
September 24th 2013

152 Comments


"Writing on his (not yet published) dairy for September 24th Fripp notes"

Fripp moving to the dairy business?

TronaldDump
September 25th 2013

419 Comments


Fripp is really "milking" the King Crimson name.

Kronzo
September 25th 2013

977 Comments


har har ^

Mad.
September 25th 2013

2934 Comments


"(not yet published) diary entry"

So basically this could be complete bullshit?

KILL
September 25th 2013

67191 Comments


Gavin Harrison makes this worth listening to.

lmao

thespaceforthis
September 25th 2013

518 Comments


im more excited about the Geto Boys reforming

Ire
September 25th 2013

41474 Comments


gavin harrison is borrrrring

where dafuq is belew

Rowan5215
September 25th 2013

20558 Comments


So who's gonna do vocals if Belew's out?

tommygun
September 25th 2013

21345 Comments


david byrne

ButteryBiscuitBass
September 25th 2013

8735 Comments


Best news ever.

Rowan5215
September 25th 2013

20558 Comments


David Gilmour

TronaldDump
September 25th 2013

419 Comments


Ian Anderson

trainofconsequence
September 25th 2013

1420 Comments


Fuck yeah

ghigno92
September 25th 2013

11 Comments


Finally! I can't wait to see them live!

Rowan5215
September 25th 2013

20558 Comments


Gilmour + Anderson doing vox
holy fuck if only

ButteryBiscuitBass
September 25th 2013

8735 Comments


It's good enough as it is you freaks.

Rowan5215
September 25th 2013

20558 Comments


How can you say that without even knowing who's doing vocals Buttery lol

ButteryBiscuitBass
September 25th 2013

8735 Comments


Because I trust Robert Fripp!

Rowan5215
September 25th 2013

20558 Comments


So do I but he could hire LaBrie for all we know
Oh man I'm scared now

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
September 25th 2013

5624 Comments


Hmm now it makes sense why Fripp wanted to quit the business part of music.

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Motiv3
September 25th 2013

8442 Comments


fantastic news.

Decapod
September 25th 2013

990 Comments


Schwing!

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Donchivo
September 25th 2013

400 Comments


Yiiiiiihah!!!

Azn.
September 25th 2013

5342 Comments


Hope they djent [2]

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Nagrarok
September 25th 2013

7966 Comments


It would be odd if Belew actually turns out to be absent from this, seeing as he's been fronting King Crimson ever since Discipline.

DrGonzo1937
September 25th 2013

3382 Comments


Sweet Jesus!

Jethro42
September 25th 2013

12085 Comments


I hope they tour up here in Québec!!!

Gwyn.
September 25th 2013

14060 Comments


will they have any djent

peaks40
September 25th 2013

2723 Comments


sweg

JayVex
September 25th 2013

381 Comments


...and Steven Wilson producing of course.

BigPleb
September 25th 2013

28886 Comments


This year is beyond words

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Frippertronics
September 25th 2013

4452 Comments


Jakko will probably do vocals, considering he did vocals with the Schizoid band back in '04/'05

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MrSirLordGentleman
September 25th 2013

2321 Comments


I hope they finally play live songs from Red...

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Frippertronics
September 25th 2013

4452 Comments


I know i'm gonna start saving up for the tour.

Hopefully Starless and maybe Sailors Tale will be played? As long as Dinosaur ain't on the setlist, i'm good.

MrSirLordGentleman
September 25th 2013

2321 Comments


Starless has been played a lot of times, Red has other songs, why Fripp can't understand that D:

(also, they should play Epitaph live too)

Frippertronics
September 25th 2013

4452 Comments


@MSLG imagine hearing them play stuff from Lizard, i'd instantly go if they did Happy Family;
considering it hasn't been played since '74, i'd rather have it than title track. New stuff would be
cool as well.

pbass0
September 25th 2013

512 Comments


YES

SadAndHolyGlow
September 26th 2013

1448 Comments


Gavin Harrison will RULE with King Crimson.

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progressivetrex
September 26th 2013

45 Comments


YES! I've ben waiting for this.

progressivetrex
September 26th 2013

45 Comments


*been

Gwyn.
September 26th 2013

14060 Comments


*you're

KILL
September 26th 2013

67191 Comments


*yer

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


Gavin Harrison will RULE with King Crimson.


Bruford >>>

Giles >>

But yeah he's not a bad choice.

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ButteryBiscuitBass
September 26th 2013

8735 Comments


Bruford is a beast on the skins.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


Bruford > pretty much every drummer ever.

Sheaiskl
September 26th 2013

808 Comments


omg

Donchivo
September 26th 2013

400 Comments



Bruford > pretty much every drummer ever. [2]

and yeah, stuff from Lizard and Red would be incredibly awesome! Wanna hear "one more Red nightmare" and Lizaaaaard

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


One More Red Nightmare wouldn't be the same without Bruford though. His drumming is on a whole other level on that song.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


One More Red Nightmare is better than Starless
There, I said it

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


:O

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


lol at anything being better than Starless.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


Wish You Were, Echoes and Dogs tho

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


Echoes and Dogs are right up there but I dunno, the ending of Starless is just beyond words.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


I prefer the vocal part of Starless but Floyd > regardless
That's just me though I can't help myself with Floyd

tommygun
September 26th 2013

21345 Comments


there is nothing better than starless

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


what about Central

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


tommy knows.

BigPleb
September 26th 2013

28886 Comments


Floyd and KC discussion on a news thread.

Oh Sputnik < 3

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


I just don't get it lads, fantastic track yeah but how is it WYWH-level?

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


Sorry Pleb my bad I Floyd up any thread I'm in

tommygun
September 26th 2013

21345 Comments


there is nothing better than starless [2]

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


yeah but nah tho

tommygun
September 26th 2013

21345 Comments


real talk tho this will prob suck

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


Starless is a musical journey like no other.

"Starless chooses it's listeners not the other way around" - RiffOClock

BigPleb
September 26th 2013

28886 Comments


Na it won't.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


@tommy stay positive
@Jamie Like the wand chooses the wizard in Harry Potter?

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2013

18290 Comments


One day Starless will consume you. Then you will understand.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


Why does music have to take so long to grow on me dammit
WHY

ButteryBiscuitBass
September 26th 2013

8735 Comments


Because you're not listening, bro.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


I find that offensive, I am currently listening to music

ButteryBiscuitBass
September 26th 2013

8735 Comments


You're not REALLY listening.


Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


I listen with as much attention as I need to. I just can't accept that what Sputnik claims to be the best is automatically the best, y'know?

ButteryBiscuitBass
September 26th 2013

8735 Comments


I listen with as much attention as I need to. I just can't accept that what Sputnik claims to be the best is automatically the best, y'know?

This is a collection of your bros telling you it's the best.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


You're all bros hard but opinions are opinions

BigPleb
September 26th 2013

28886 Comments


Add me to the bro's.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


You already posted in the thread Plebowski you're a bro don't worry

BigPleb
September 26th 2013

28886 Comments


Plebowski? Don't see anyone by that name up in here.

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


I'll never forget your original identity man RIP

BigPleb
September 26th 2013

28886 Comments


The phoenix has risen, better and stronger than ever dude m/

Rowan5215
September 26th 2013

20558 Comments


Stay trve m/

Sheaiskl
September 26th 2013

808 Comments


Bruford needs to come out of retirement. Dude i'd do anything to see the red lineup ffs

rockandmetaljunkie
September 26th 2013

3302 Comments


Great news.

North0House2
September 30th 2013

5619 Comments


I bought Court of the Crimson King the other day in a local Hastings store. The cashier was a flamingly gay guy. He gave me weird looks when he saw the album art. It was a funny moment.


I'm not sure how I feel about this, though.

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botb
April 21st 2014

9288 Comments


more gavin harrison is a happy me

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2014

18290 Comments


He's no Bruford though.

Dryden
April 21st 2014

12820 Comments


no shut up

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2014

18290 Comments


lol dryden

Dryden
April 21st 2014

12820 Comments


job well done

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2014

18290 Comments


Never change.

dannyboy89
April 21st 2014

8133 Comments


Article is a bit old. Don't really care who plays drums, KC has always
been about Fripp. Seein' 'em live should rule.

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Dryden
April 21st 2014

12820 Comments


no


JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2014

18290 Comments


Bruford is a better drummer than Fripp is a guitarist so disagreed.

MeatSalad
April 21st 2014

13400 Comments


uh

dannyboy89
April 21st 2014

8133 Comments


Well, in terms of musicianship I'm not gonna debate that. But Fripp
was always the brains behind the band.

I'd say I prefer a couple drummers to Bruford, but I admit Red
wouldn't have been the same without him.

MeatSalad
April 21st 2014

13400 Comments


yeah crimson is fripp's band

bruford just played the drums

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2014

18290 Comments


Yeah Fripp was obviously the band leader but in terms of musicianship drumming was always really important in KC, especially when Bruford was in the band.

MeatSalad
April 21st 2014

13400 Comments


for sure

don't get me wrong, bruford is probably the greatest prog drummer of all time

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2014

18290 Comments


Yeah agreed which is why he made such a big differenc to KC during his time with the band.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2014

18290 Comments


That's why I disagree that KC is all about Fripp. Bruford proved that who's behind the kit can make a huge difference.



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