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    Posted: September 25 2019 at 12:54
https://www.nme.com/news/music/king-crimsons-robert-fripp-in-dispute-with-david-bowies-estate-and-ppl-over-work-on-heroes-and-scary-monsters-2551180

So Robert Fripp wants to be credited as a "Featured Artist" on the work he did with David Bowie on both "Heroes" and Scary Monsters And Super Creeps.
The estate of Bowie and the UK branch of Phonographic Performance Limited disagree.

You got your popcorn? Might be worth getting a more balanced diet for this one!
If this has been eating away at El Fripp for so long, why didn't he discuss or put a claim in with Bowie when he was still alive?
So are we going to see "Heroes" reissued (agaaaaain...) with "FEATURING ROBERT FRIPP OF KING CRIMSON" on them?
And are Van Der Graff Generator crapping themselves over Robert coming for them over his work on the track "The Emperor In His War Room"?

So if you happen to make music and have a mate of yours coming along to lay something on your track... Be wary!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2019 at 13:05
He is featured on those tracks though, why shouldn't he be credited? Confused

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AZF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2019 at 13:15
I thought things were ok as they were, I'd be happy with the credit as they are now. But then this would probably require an insight into his mind. And mind reading isn't one of my skills sadly.
But yeah, Robert Fripp provided the guitar line for Heroes. I've no idea what the hell is going on and was hoping more here could explain things better.
Or post Peter Griffin "Oh my God, who the hell cares?" GIFs. S'all good!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2019 at 16:10
Originally posted by AZF AZF wrote:


And are Van Der Graff Generator crapping themselves over Robert coming for them over his work on the track "The Emperor In His War Room"?
Let's not forget Mr. Fripp's fine work on Pawn Hearts!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progaardvark Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2019 at 05:27
Fripp is the reason I like Scary Monsters more than most other Bowie albums.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2019 at 09:33
this could be bigger than Moraz suing MoodiesLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AZF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2019 at 09:55
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

this could be bigger than Moraz suing MoodiesLOL


Do tell! Who won?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2019 at 14:55
Originally posted by AZF AZF wrote:

Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

this could be bigger than Moraz suing MoodiesLOL


Do tell! Who won?


Moraz sued the Moody Blues for wrongful dismissal and $500k and was offered an out of court settlement of $400,000 but rejected this and proceeded to trial where he was awarded just $75,000. The 'Pound Chaser' got caught....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2019 at 15:39
I'd love to see what happens on this one. It'll be interesting what R F has to say after is all over.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldFriede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2019 at 04:02
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Originally posted by AZF AZF wrote:


And are Van Der Graff Generator crapping themselves over Robert coming for them over his work on the track "The Emperor In His War Room"?
Let's not forget Mr. Fripp's fine work on Pawn Hearts!

He does indeed play on "Pawn Hearts". The solo at the end of "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" is often wrongly ascribed to him though; this solo is played by Hugh Banton on his organ.


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Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

Fripp is the reason I like Scary Monsters more than most other Bowie albums.
Fripp and Eno working with Bowie are what really opened me up to Bowie.  If the people making money off of Bowie, after he isn't with us anymore, are causing the trouble for the love of money, it's a damned shame. Cry  Heroes was my first but 1. Outside really clicked with me.  Sounds more that what RF really wants is just due credit.  OK maybe some money, too Wink


Edited by Slartibartfast - September 28 2019 at 11:09
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AZF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2019 at 11:15
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by progaardvark progaardvark wrote:

Fripp is the reason I like Scary Monsters more than most other Bowie albums.

Fripp and Eno working with Bowie are what really opened me up to Bowie.  If the people making money off of Bowie, after he isn't with us anymore, are causing the trouble for the love of money, it's a damned shame. Cry  Heroes was my first but 1. Outside really clicked with me.  Sounds more that what RF really wants is just due credit.  OK maybe some money, too Wink




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2019 at 11:54
One assumes that Fripp and Eno were credited on the albums at the time (and paid...).....why now ask for featured artist...?
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Bowie the loved by all rip-off magician, face over talent!

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Of course he would. He's also one big prick who doesn't allow people to enjoy his music 😂😂
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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Of course he would. He's also one big prick who doesn't allow people to enjoy his music 😂😂

I'm honestly surprised nobody said it sooner. Fripp, these days, comes off kind of prickish. He seems to be obsessed with every nook and cranny possible regarding royalties and credits. Even if it's owed to him it leaves a bad taste IMHO. It's like he knows he's got little to nothing left to offer for new material, and needs to cash in on all his older stuff? I don't like it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2019 at 02:40
^ There is, or was, a prevalent feeling in the prog comm that Fripp had every right to be protective and litigious of his music, especially under the circumstances of the industry and modern freedoms of music.   And his position does have merit, but has also become harder to defend over the years.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2019 at 22:16
"This week saw a new version of the iconic “Heroes” video released to mark the track’s 42nd anniversary.

Back in June, Johnny Depp covered ‘Heroes’ with The Hollywood Vampires, who also boast Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry among their members."


hmmmm....I'm sure this might have something to do with his awakened interest!  


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2019 at 03:12
I only know Motorhead's and Peter Gabriel's covers of the song Heroes. Both great.
Oh and I heard of course KC's live version of the song, but I always thought Fripp has the right to play it since he played guitar on the song. What do i know...


Edited by Cristi - October 09 2019 at 03:14
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