21st Century Schizoid Band is a King Crimson alumnus group formed in 2002.
The name derives from the famous song "21st Century Schizoid Man" from the first King Crimson album, In The Court Of The Crimson King. The initial band featured Mel Collins on saxophones, flute and keyboards, Michael Giles on drums, Peter Giles on bass, Ian McDonald on saxophones, flute and keyboards, and joined by 'new guy' (and Michael Giles' son-in-law) Jakko Jakszyk on guitar and vocals.
The band has played live with sets concentrating on old King Crimson compositions and other works from the band members' back catalogues. They have released three albums, mostly of live work, but including some new compositions. Ian Wallace, another former Crimson member, replaced Mike Giles in 2003, just prior to the third album, although Wallace died in February 2007.
The band has been inactive in 2007. They have had difficulty making touring financially sustainable and Jakszyk is considering leaving. Also, no news has come about a possible replacement for Ian Wallace.