Adrian Belew, the former guitarist for David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa and long-time member of King Crimson sits down with Noise11’s Paul Cashmere for amazing stories about his incredible career.
Adrian met Bowie via Brian Eno who saw him playing with Frank Zappa. He met Talking Heads after they saw him play with Bowie at Madison Square Garden then he joined their band, then Tom Tom Club. He then joined Cyndi Lauper for True Colours, Nine Inch Nails for The Downward Spiral and Paul Simon for Graceland.
Bowie sang lead on a track we play this week from Adrian’s ‘Young Lions’ album. He says he last spoke with David on the phone a year before he died but they were in constant contact on email.
We also debut Adrian’s latest project Gizmodrome with Stewart Copeland of The Police.
Adrian Belew is in Melbourne this week exclusively for Bird’s Basement. There are no other Australian dates.
Hear the Adrian Belew stories this week at iHeartRadio Music News, powered by Noise11.com.
As usual Noise11.com previews a stack of new music from Alice Cooper, Meg Mac, Stevie Nicks, Nickelback, Royal Blood and London Grammar and has the latest music news on Roger Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Queen and Paul McCartney.
Noise11 iHeartRadio Playlist for 16-22 June 2017
London Grammar – Oh Woman Oh Man
Pink Floyd – Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing
Alice Cooper – Paranoiac Personality
The Killers – Somebody Told Me
Meg Mac – Maybe Its Your First Time
Adrian Belew interview 1
Adrian Belew – Pretty Pink Rose
Frank Zappa – Dancin’ Fool
Adrian Belew interview 2
Talking Heads – The Great Curve
Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
Adrian Belew interview 3
Gizmodrome – Amaka Pipa
David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging
Adrian Belew interview 4
Neil Young – Pocahantas
Angus & Julia Stone – Snow
Queen – Now I’m Here
Nickelback – Song On Fire
Stevie Nicks – Your Hand I Will Never Let Go
Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie – In My World
Paul McCartney live – Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
Royal Blood – Lights Out