Photo of Adrian Belew on Guitar

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.


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


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…”.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


King Crimson releases Construktion of Light touring Europe and Japan


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Adrian begins Painting with Guitar tour with Power Trio


Adrian embarked on a tour with Crimson ProjeKCt


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


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.


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