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Tony Levin


1975-1977 Alice Cooper - bass  
1977- Peter Gabriel - bass, chapman stick  
1981-1984 King Crimson - bass  
1994-1999 King Crimson - bass  
1995- Tony Levin - bass, chapman stick  
1997 ProjeKct One - bass, chapman stick  
1997-2000 Bozzio Levin Stevens - bass, chapman stick  
1998 ProjeKct Four - bass, chapman stick  
1998-1999 Liquid Tension Experiment - bass, chapman stick  
1998-2000 Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - bass  
2003- King Crimson - bass  
2007 Liquid Trio Experiment - bass  
2008- HoBoLeMa - chapman stick, electric upright bass  
2008 Liquid Trio Experiment 2 - bass  
2009- Stick Men - chapman stick  
2011 Levin Torn White - bass, chapman stick  
2012- The Crimson ProjeKct - chapman stick  
2013- Levin Minnemann Rudess - bass, chapman stick, cello  
2020- Liquid Tension Experiment - bass, chapman stick  

Studio musician

1984-1985 Dire Straits - bass  
2007 Head - bass  
2010-2011 Jakszyk, Fripp And Collins - bass  
2012 David Bowie - bass  

Guest musician

2002 Gov't Mule - bass  
2002 Magellan - bass  
2005 Michael Schenker Group - bass  
2008 Steven Wilson - bass  
2009 Three - chapman stick  
2011 Slow Electric - bass, chapman stick  
2011 Steven Wilson - bass  

Personal information

Born on: 06.06.1946

Official website

Anthony Charles "Tony" Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an American progressive rock musician, specializing in bass guitar, Chapman stick and upright bass (although he also sings and plays synthesizer).

Levin is best known[1] for his work with progressive rock pioneers King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. He has also been a member of Liquid Tension Experiment; the King Crimson-related bands Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, ProjeKct One and ProjeKct Four; and currently leads his own band, "Stick Men."

A prolific session musician since the 1970s, Levin has played on five hundred albums, including those of Cher, Alice Cooper, John Lennon, Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Buddy Rich, The Roches, Todd Rundgren, Seal, Yes and Warren Zevon. Additionally, he has toured with artists including Paul Simon (with whom Tony appeared in Simon's 1980 film One Trick Pony), Gary Burton, James Taylor, Herbie Mann, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Peter Gabriel, Tim Finn, Richie Sambora, and Claudio Baglioni.[citation needed]

Levin helped to popularize the Chapman Stick and the NS upright bass. He also created "funk fingers", modified drumsticks attached to fingers used to hit the bass guitar strings (which sounds similar to slap style bass).

Levin is also one of the first[2] bloggers, as he began sharing his tour experiences in a diary fashion as early as in 1996, one year before the terms "weblog" and "blog" were coined.