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Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew in 2006
Background information
Birth name Robert Steven Belew
Born (1949-12-23) December 23, 1949 (age 67)
Covington, Kentucky, United States
Genres Progressive rock, industrial rock, experimental rock, new wave
Instruments Guitar, guitar synthesizer, vocals, drums, keyboards, cello, upright bass, percussion, laptop
Years active 1977–present
Labels Island, Atlantic, Caroline/Virgin
Associated acts King Crimson, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Caifanes, Tom Tom Club, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, The Bears, Tori Amos, Nine Inch Nails, Kevin Max, Porcupine Tree, Jean Michel Jarre.
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Mustang
Parker Adrian Belew Fly

King Crimson is never easy; it's challenging. That's why I like it.
Adrian Belew
I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
Adrian Belew
I love drums and still play frequently.
I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
Adrian Belew
DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more.
Adrian Belew
I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others.
Adrian Belew
We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
Adrian Belew
As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
Adrian Belew
I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
Adrian Belew
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
Adrian Belew
Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live.
Adrian Belew
Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi guitar to arrive next year.
Adrian Belew
I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article.
Adrian Belew
Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth.
King Crimson will soon be touring parts of Europe.
The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other.
I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder.
My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.
Adrian Belew