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Part of Joe Satriani’s G3 guitar powerhouse in 2004, the only constant member of rockers King Crimson and boasting a collaboration discography that reads like a veritable who’s who of ‘80s pop - Peter Gabriel, Blondie, Talking Heads and David Bowie (check out the guitar playing on Heroes) to name but a few - Robert Fripp has cemented himself as one of the most respected guitarists of all time.
Axe of choice? Gibson Les Paul Custom.
Non guitar-related fact: Robert Fripp worked at Microsoft's studios to record new sounds and atmospheres for Windows Vista. From Fripp’s diary on DGMlive.com: “…in addition to 200 million Vista users with the 4 note splash, an extract from the Soundscapes’ Vista sessions is estimated to strike up 91% of 32 trillion times on the new MS Mail programme this year. So, one of the planet’s least popular music forms will also be the planet’s most sounded in 2008. This has to be some kind of a record.”
“Robert Fripp.” (Thanks, bbcoz)
“Robert Fripp… Aaron Fletcher out of The Bees.” (Thanks, DannyP)