Having played guitar for Frank Zappa, King Crimson, David Bowie, and recorded with hundreds of artists (Talking Heads, NIN, Paul Simon) while having a successful solo career, you would think that Adrian Belew would have his head up his ass, but he’s remained pretty tasteful with both his personality and his music. With his David Byrne-like voice and pop guitar riffs blended with his progressive rock past, Belew plays what’s been lacking from today’s music industry: Creativity and variety. He will be playing the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC on Aug. 28 and Maxwell’s in Hoboken on Aug. 29. adrianbelew.net.
Adrian Belew: A True Virtuoso
—by Cristina Jimenez, August 25, 2009