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We are Salient. It’s nice to meet you!
Zappa got Adrian’s name from his chauffeur, invited Adrian to audition in Los Angeles and Adrian’s career takes off.
David Bowie discovers Adrian while he toured with Frank Zappa and after the tour’s conclusion, Adrian records on the Bowie classics: Stage and Lodger.
While touring with Bowie, Adrian met Talking Heads and performs on “Remain In Light’ and ‘…The Name of this Band Is…”.
First day touring with Talking Heads, Adrian meets Robert Fripp who asks Adrian to join the soon-to-be-reformed King Crimson.
Adrian records as Tom Tom Club with Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. He also co-writes their hit “Genius of Love” which appears on the self-titled release, Tom Tom Club.
Adrian signs with Island Records and releases his debut solo record, Lone Rhino, featuring Big Electric Cat.
Adrian releases his second solo LP, Twang Bar King and earns his famous nickname.
Adrian produces The Raisins debut album and appears on Laurie Anderson’s Mister Heartbreak.
Adrian records Zoolook with Jean-Michel Jarre.
Adrian produces The Elvis Brothers.
The Raisins become The Bears with Adrian as their newest member. They tour the U.S.
playing to a sold-out crowd at The Ritz in New York.
Adrian appears in Laurie Anderson’s video “Home of the Brave.”
Adrian appears on Paul Simon’s Grammy-winning Graceland.
Adrian releases his third solo album: Desire Caught by the Tail.
MAD Magazine’s Mort Drucker created the cover for the CD, which features “Fear is Never Boring” and “Trust.”
The Bears tour resumes throughout the U.S.
The Bears release their second album, Rise and Shine, which features the single & video “Aches and Pains”.
The Bears begin another tour across America.
Adrian releases Mr. Music Head on Atlantic Records and follows the release by hosting PostModern MTV for an entire week.
Adrian performs acoustically on VH1’s 1-to-1 and Night Music with David Sanborn.
Audie Belew, Adrian’s 11-year-old daughter, makes her debut in the hit video “Oh Daddy.”
Adrian appears on Mike Oldfield’s Earth Moving album release.
Adrian lends his rendition of “We Three Kings” to Green Linnet Records.
Adrian tours as musical director and band leader with David Bowie along with Erdal Kizilcay, Rick Fox and Mike Hodges.
Adrian appeared on David Bowie’s remix “Fame 90.”
During the tour, Adrian’s fifth record Young Lions, featuring the Bowie/Belew collaboration Pretty Pink Rose was released by Atlantic Records.
Adrian’s “Still Life with Dobro” appears on Guitar Speak III.
Adrian tours for Inner Revolution with Rob Fetters, Brian Lovely and Mike Hodges.
Adrian receives a shout out on the The Simpson’s.
Adrian hits #1 on Mexico’s charts and gold when he produced Mexico’s Caifanes El Silencio.
Adrian records “Blackbird” for The Beatles guitar tribute Come Together.
Adrian performs on Sara Hickman’s Necessary Angels album.
Adrian performs on two tracks for the Crash Test Dummies album God Shuffled His Feet.
He releases his seventh album.
He begins touring with former The Bear members, Fetters, Nyswonger and Arduser.
Adrian signs deal with Caroline Records.
Adrian wins best musical score for his soundtrack to In the Gutter and Other Places in Canada’s Hot Docs film awards.
Adrian wins Guitar Player Magazine’s reader poll for Best Experimental Guitarist for the 5th year in a row.
Adrian records Downward Spiral with Trent Reznor on Nine Inch Nails.
King Crimson releases the albums Vrooom and Thrak.
King Crimson performs “Dinosaur” on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Adrian releases his eighth solo album, Op Zop Too Wah, on Passenger/Caroline Records.
Adrian’s rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Come and Get It” appears on Come and Get It: A Tribute to Badfinger.
Adrian reforms The Denems at his high school reunion.
The Bears begin recording after a decade-long hiatus.
Adrian begins an acoustic tour in Argentina.
The Bears are inducted into the Cincinnati Musician’s Hall of Fame.
Adrian and Peter Frampton record “The Frightened City” for Twang!-A Tribute to Hank Marvin & The Shadows.
Adrian produces two hits: “Jars of Clay”, #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian charts and “Flood”.
Adrian Belew releases 10th solo release Belewprints.
Adrian produced the Irresponsibles.
Adrian produces “Mean Low Water” with Artie Traum, Tony Levin and Fred Wilkinson for Artie’s new record Remarkable Friends.
Adrian tours US promoting Coming Attractions; Irresponsibles opens.
Nine Inch Nails releases Fragile; Adrian’s second appearance on their release.
Adrian performed on Tori Amos’ Strange Little Girls.
Adrian hits the road with King Crimson for another U.S. tour.
The Bears release their first album in 13 years, Car Caught Fire.
Adrian releases “Asleep”, a song inspired 9/11/01.
King Crimson releases EP Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With prior to new album The Power to Believe.
Universal Japan reissues Lone Rhino, Twang Bar King and Desire Caught by the Tail.
King Crimson tours the US in support of The Power to Believe.
King Crimson releases their Eyes Wide Open DVD.
Adrian releases Raven Songs: 101 featuring Kevin Max (of DC Talk).
Adrian records with Ben Folds, Henry Rollins, Matt Chamberlain and John Painter for the William Shatner record.
Adrian lends his guitar work to Porcupine Tree Recording, Deadwing.
Adrian’s “Man In the Moon” makes “Top 10 Songs for Dads” in Better Homes and Garden’s father’s day issue alongside Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon.
Adrian is honored at the Star Guitar Night during NAMM show in Nashville, TN.
Adrian continues working on art to produce future solo album covers.
Adrian Belew is featured in Rolling Stone magazine as part of the re-release of Talking Heads’ The Name of this Band is… article.
Adrian makes the list of Top 100 Greatest Progresssive Artists for both King Crimson and Talking Heads and as a solo artist.
Adrian endorses Parker Guitars.
Adrian tours to promote Side One and Side Two.
Adrian receives a letter of thanks from a Louisiana fan after Hurricane Katrina.
Adrian is nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the song “Beat Box Guitar”‘ from Side One.
Adrian tours U.S., Australia and Italy and announces his new Power Trio.
Power Trio hits the road.
The Bears record Eureka!
Adrian opens for Umphrey’s McGee and is featured guitar guest.
Power Trio tour continues.
Adrian and Michael Clay release A Cup of Coffee and a Slice of Time.
Adrian performs with Crimson ProjeKCt in Japan.
Adrian releases his anticipated FLUX by belew: never the same twice music app.
Adrian and Mobgen release FLUX:FX an audio manipulation app.