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King Crimson Set To Return
Laurie Tuffrey , September 25th, 2013 09:28

Robert Fripp posts "King Crimson is in motion" on his online diary

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Prog magazine report that Robert Fripp has announced the reformation of King Crimson.

Yesterday, Fripp updated his online diary for September 6, writing: "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.

"The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode."

It will be the first time the band have been in action since 2008, and comes in contrast to a declaration made by Fripp last year that he would be retiring from the music industry.

It's since been confirmed on the website of Discipline Global Mobile, Fripp's label, which hosts his diary that the line-up will be Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and Fripp.

The website further quotes from unpublished diary entries by Fripp: "All the Crims have expressed great excitement at the return to Go!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."

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Post-Punk Monk
Sep 25, 2013 2:46pm

I'm most intrigued by the appearance of Mel Collins. Fripp's famous disdain to the contrary; "Lizard" is my favorite of the first three KC albums. By far. Sure, "21st Century Schizoid Man" will always be their best song, but for a full album, "Lizard" just slays me. But as a looooooooooooooooooong-time reader of Fripp's diary, I am beyond shocked that he's renounced his much-obsessed over retirement from music this quickly... and a little bit disappointed [even as I'm also intrigued]. I'm such a conflicted weirdo! I'm still vaguely disappointed that Bowie came back! [I haven't heard the new album yet, either] It seems like two facts remain in rock: The Stones won't quit - and every musician that ever hung it up will be returning to the stage. I can't imagine Fripp failing at a new KC concept, so a year from now, we'll see.
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