Bass Players, Odd-time Signatures, and Remote Hi-hats…

This picture at Duke University, Raleigh, N.C. in late 1971 shows Bill sound-checking his complete two-floor tom Hayman kit. Note the Hayman snare has been demoted to spare in favour of his ‘Roundabout’ Ludwig snare. [...]

2017-11-22T12:20:29+00:00June 4th, 2011|

Limited Edition 2-Disc Vinyl Album ‘From Conception to Birth’

Pictured: the limited edition artwork. As you may have gathered, Foruli Limited Editions Books are publishing a special edition of my autobiography this Fall. Among several other interesting features of this, there is a two-disc vinyl album [...]

2017-11-22T12:18:46+00:00July 25th, 2011|

Nature Abhors a Vacuum

No, it's not me when I was younger. It's an unidentified dance-band drummer at Mark Foy's Empress Ballroom, Sydney, Australia. Date unknown. Nature abhors a vacuum. Build roads, attract more cars. Empty cupboard space. Can’t [...]

2017-11-22T12:18:20+00:00August 2nd, 2011|

Wit and Wisdom on the road…

Kazumi Watanabe Group poster: see Adam Garrie's question below. Hi Everyone – If you haven’t seen Gavin Harrison on a recent Letterman, check it out on youtube. His playing is sublime – and in a [...]

2017-11-22T12:17:54+00:00September 5th, 2011|

October’s Questions Answered

Photo shows the outer slip-box of the new Foruli Limited Edition autobiography with unique section of well-gigged Bruford Paiste cymbal embedded in the spine! +++++++++++++++++++++++ I’m just back from the USA after a short but [...]

2017-11-22T12:05:24+00:00November 2nd, 2011|

Right now, Europe has it

Having just been in the US and then Sweden, and addressing plenty of young musicians in both, thoughts cannot help but turn to the relative merits of life in each for the young musician, were [...]

2017-11-22T12:04:54+00:00December 1st, 2011|

Archive Photo

L-R Stu Murray, Bill, Nick Bigsby, Dave Molyneux, Mike Miller. November 1964 Evidence at last that Bill can lay claim to being a real musician, and not "just a drummer"! While the 15-year old Bruford [...]

2017-11-22T12:02:39+00:00March 1st, 2012|

New King Crimson Book in French

Further to today's news article about the arrival of the French Edition of Bill's book comes news of a new King Crimson book by noted progressive specialist Aymeric Leroy. French speakers at last have an [...]

2017-11-22T12:02:19+00:00June 14th, 2012|

In the Psychiatrist’s Chair

Ground-breaking with Earthworks 1987 - L-R Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Bill, Mick HuttonThe interview below is with Iain Ballamy, jazz musician and co-founder of Earthworks, for his spoof column called ‘In the Psychiatrist’s Chair’ which [...]

2018-03-11T14:23:46+00:00July 28th, 2012|