By: Gary Graff
It looks like we'll have King Crimson to kick around again -- as soon as next year.
Guitarist and group founder Robert Fripp has posted a note on his online diary that "King Crimson is in motion," announcing a seven-member version of the progressive rock group that will feature seven members -- four British and three American -- and three drummers.
"The seven-headed beast of Crim is in Go~! mode," Fripp writes.
The group will include bassist Tony Levin, guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, saxophonist Mel Collins and drummers Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Bill Rieflin.
King Crimson has been on hiatus since 2009 while Fripp dealt with assorted business and legal concerns with the various record companies that are involved with the group’s catalog; those issues are apparently close to being resolved, and Fripp has prepared a 24-disc box set called "The Road to Red," focusing in King Crimson’s 1974 album "Red."
He plans to start recording with the latest version of the group in 2014 though it's not expected to do much touring.
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