Adrian Belew Interview

Sonic explorer Adrian Belew has been a creative force with genre-bending (and genre-defining) artists, such as Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Robert Fripp, Laurie Andersen, and hundreds of others. Capable of extracting sounds never before heard from a guitar, he has remained a powerful innovator through his current album projects and with his Power Trio band. Adrian spent a busy day at Sweetwater recently, finishing in a tour-de-force concert/workshop before hundreds of fans. He also sat down with us to discuss music, his plans for the future, and his radical Parker Adrian Belew Signature Fly Deluxe guitar.

QUESTION 1

What was the genesis of the Parker Adrian Belew Signature guitar?

QUESTION 9

What are your plans for the next five years?

QUESTION 2

Can you tell us about some of the people involved in creating the Parker Adrian Belew Signature guitar?

QUESTION 10

What is your approach as a producer in the studio?

QUESTION 3

Please tell us about your current group.

QUESTION 11

Are you working on an album right now?

QUESTION 4

How has your discovery of Eric and Julie Slick any way paralleled Frank Zappa's discovery of you?

QUESTION 12

Do you prefer working with strictly composed music or using a more improvisational approach?

QUESTION 5

How did playing with Frank Zappa change your music ability and creativity?

QUESTION 13

If someone wanted to follow your path of "sonic exploration," what advice would you give them?

QUESTION 6

Of the many artists you've worked with besides Frank Zappa, who has had an artistic influence on you?

QUESTION 14

Can you tell us a little bit about your time with King Crimson?

QUESTION 7

How did you learn to play guitar, and how did you find your unique voice?

QUESTION 15

Please tell us why you love the Parker Fly.

QUESTION 8

Tell us about how you've been able to embrace technology as a guitar player.

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