Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Hawkwind’s ‘Silver Machine’

This week’s kitchen cover sees the couple and their mysterious guitarist take on the '70s hit with a nod to Motörhead's Lemmy

King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Hawkwind‘s ‘Silver Machine’ – watch it below.

The pair launched their Sunday Lunch video series last year, sharing renditions of songs by Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, Judas PriestGuns N’ Roses, ZZ TopAlice Cooper and more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.

Last week (April 18), the pair performed a version of Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ alongside “mysterious stranger” Sidney Jake on guitar, with Willcox covered in body paint.


This week’s kitchen cover sees the couple take on Hawkwind’s ‘Silver Machine’, with Willcox once again covered in body paint, while bubbles are pumped into the room at the front of the screen. Joined again by Sidney Jake, he’s seen wearing a Motörhead t-shirt – a nod to Lemmy who sang vocals on the original track – and his usual gold mask.

“More body paints and bubbles – The Trio on their Silver Machine!” Willcox captioned the new video.

You can watch their latest cover below:

Earlier this year, Fripp and Willcox covered Led Zeppelin’s 1971 classic ‘Black Dog’. They also shared a New Year’s message with their viewers in a separate video.

“For my 2021, I wish for an inclusive, equitable and compassionate society,” Fripp said in that clip. “And how I’m gonna get my wishes [is] by strapping on my guitar and rocking out like an uncontrollable fireball of rock fury.”


Willcox revealed in February that her Sunday Lockdown Lunch video series started because her husband, King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp, was having withdrawals from performing.

Last October, former King Crimson singer and bassist Gordon Haskell died aged 74. The late musician was asked by Fripp to join the band in 1970 following the departure of Greg Lake, their original vocalist.

Bill Rieflin, the former drummer of King Crimson, also passed away last year. He was 59 years old.