This was the news we thought we'd never hear. After lengthy court battles, and disillusionment with the music industry as it is today, Robert Fripp has updated his online diary (look at the bottom of the linked page) with a bit of surprising news.
"So King Crimson is in motion. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers.
The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode."After the quintet (In the Court), the trio (Red), the four piece (Discipline), and the double trio (thrak), it seems we now have a seven piece band!
The only confirmed member is Bill Rieflin (ex-Ministry, REM) who Fripp has previously played with. But based on a previous diary entry we may surmise that Tony Levin is back in the fold.
More surprises await us in the coming weeks!
UPDATE: Jakko Jakszyk's Facebook page has been updated and it seems that the full line-up includes Robert Fripp, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Mel Collins, Pat Mastelloto, Gavin Harrison, and Jakko himself. A Scarcity of Miracles with a bit of Thrak and you get a good idea where this is going. Fan-tas-tic!
ANOTHER UPDATE: In his (not yet published) diary for September 7th Robert Fripp begins:
"dear brother crims, we have one year to prepare for action of the savage variety, and be in Go! mode for september 2014… but essentially, King Crimson is in motion."