If you’re anything like me, this headline sends a shiver of excitement through you.
Thanks to The Quietus for this report (http://thequietus.com/articles/13434-king-crimson-reform):
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The website further quotes from unpublished diary entries by Fripp: “All the Crims have expressed great excitement at the return to Go!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.”
We’ll have to wait a year to see/hear anything, but I for one am incredibly excited about new KC material on the horizon. Whilst it would have been great to see Adrian Belew back in the fold, I have no doubt this will be the most anticipated prog release of 2014. Plus, Adrian is working on new solo music anyway – so more fun for us!