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Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and guitar guru. Belew has released 20 critically acclaimed solo records and was the frontman, singer, co-writer and guitarist for progressive rock powerhouse King Crimson for 30 years. He also played alongside musicians such as David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads. Known for his inventive guitar sounds, Belew has begun mixing his unique sound, complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sound and technical mastery into his newest app creations, FLUX:FX and FLUX by belew.

1970

Adrian is discovered by Frank Zappa while playing in a cover band named Sweetheart at the infamous Fanny’s in Nashville. Zappa got Adrian’s name from his chauffeur, invited Adrian to

1979

Adrian later tours with Talking Heads. While touring with Bowie, Adrian met Talking Heads and performs on “Remain In Light’ and ‘…The Name of this Band Is…”.

1980

Adrian to join the soon-to-be-reformed King Crimson. First day touring with Talking Heads, Adrian meets Robert Fripp who asks Adrian to join the soon-to-be-reformed King Crimson.

1981

Adrian Belew joins 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

1982

Adrian releases his debut solo record Adrian signs with Island Records and releases his debut solo record, Lone Rhino, featuring Big Electric Cat.

1983

Adrian releases his second solo LP Adrian releases his second solo LP, Twang Bar King and earns his famous nickname. Adrian produces The Raisins debut album and appears on Laurie

1984

Adrian wraps up his stint with King Crimson Adrian records Zoolook with Jean-Michel Jarre. Adrian produces The Elvis Brothers.

1985

The Raisins become The Bears with Adrian 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

1986

The Bears tour Israel and sign with PMRC (division of I.R.S. Records) Adrian releases his third solo album: Desire Caught by the Tail.

1987

The Bears release their debut CD, The Bears. 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

1988

The Bears release their second album. The Bears release their second album, Rise and Shine, which features the single & video “Aches and Pains”. The Bears begin another tour across America.

1989

Adrian releases Mr. Music Head on Atlantic Records Adrian releases Mr. Music Head on Atlantic Records and follows the release by hosting PostModern MTV for an entire week. Adrian performs

1990

Adrian tours with David Bowie 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

1991

Desire of the Rhino King, a long-awaited compilation of selected songs from Adrian’s first three solo albums, is released Adrian’s “Still Life with Dobro” appears on Guitar Speak III.

1992

Adrian releases his sixth solo album Inner REvolution Adrian tours for Inner Revolution with Rob Fetters, Brian Lovely and Mike Hodges. Adrian receives a shout out on the The Simpson’s.

1993

Adrian tours the midwest acoustically 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

1994

Adrian moves to the city of music, Nashville, TN He releases his seventh album. He begins touring with former The Bear members, Fetters, Nyswonger and Arduser. Adrian signs deal with

1995

King Crimson returns King Crimson releases the albums Vrooom and Thrak. King Crimson performs “Dinosaur” on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

1996

King Crimson tours Europe and North America 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

1997

Adrian appears on the cover of EQ Magazine Adrian reforms The Denems at his high school reunion. The Bears begin recording after a decade-long hiatus. Adrian begins an acoustic tour

1998

Two tours U.S., Japan, UK and Canada Adrian Belew releases 10th solo release Belewprints. Adrian produced the Irresponsibles. Adrian produces “Mean Low Water” with Artie Traum, Tony Levin and Fred

1999

Thirsty Ear Records releases Salad Days; a compilation of acoustic tracks Adrian tours US promoting Coming Attractions; Irresponsibles opens. Nine Inch Nails releases Fragile; Adrian’s second appearance on their release.

2000

King Crimson releases Construktion of Light touring Europe and Japan

2001

Adrian receives the Camm (Cincinnati’s Entertainment Award) Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Peter Frampton Adrian performed on Tori Amos’ Strange Little Girls. Adrian hits the road with King Crimson for

2002

The Bears’ Car Caught Fire tour begins 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

2003

Recording begins for Adrian’s next solo album, which includes Les Claypool (primus) and Danny Carey (Tool) King Crimson tours the US in support of The Power to Believe. King Crimson

2004

The Bears release The Bears Live at CLub Cafe DVD Adrian lends his guitar work to Porcupine Tree Recording, Deadwing. Adrian’s “Man In the Moon” makes “Top 10 Songs for

2005

Adrian releases Side One and Side Two Adrian tours to promote Side One and Side Two. Adrian receives a letter of thanks from a Louisiana fan after Hurricane Katrina. Adrian is

2006

Adrian performs with Paul Green’s School of Rock and meets the two to his Adrian Belew Power Trio: Julie and Eric Slick. Adrian tours U.S., Australia and Italy and announces

2007

Adrian releases particles of DUST Power Trio hits the road. The Bears record Eureka! Adrian opens for Umphrey’s McGee and is featured guitar guest.

2008

Power Trio embark on a tour across the West Coast, Canada and Europe

2009

Power Trio tour continues. Adrian and Michael Clay release A Cup of Coffee and a Slice of Time.

2010

Adrian begins Painting with Guitar tour with Power Trio

2012

Adrian embarked on a tour with Crimson ProjeKCt

2013

Adrian rejoins Nine Inch Nails for Hesitation Marks. Adrian performs with Crimson ProjeKCt in Japan.

2014

Adrian tours with Power Trio Adrian releases his anticipated FLUX by belew: never the same twice music app. Adrian and Mobgen release FLUX:FX an audio manipulation app.

2015

FLUX:FX wins award FLUX by belew wins award