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Apr

King’s X To Rock Two Massachusetts Venues In June

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Power rock trio King’s X returns to the road for two exclusive New England dates in June that are presented by JKB Entertainment Group. The critically respected band will perform at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, on June 11 and the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA on June 12. Both venues are intimate and these will be the only dates in the six New England states. These will be the first performances by the band since drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a second heart attack last fall.
Tickets for their show at the Regent Theatre can be purchased at www.regenttheatre.com, while tickets for the Narrows can be purchased at www.narrowscenter.org.
 
Few hard rock bands are as widely respected yet overlooked as King’s X. The band, which combines progressive rock and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues and British Invasion groups, still features original members Doug Pinnick (vocals/bass), Ty Tabor (guitar) and Jerry Gaskill (drums). They were ranked #83 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and released over a dozen albums featuring the radio hits “Over My Head,” "It’s Love," "Black Flag" and "Dogman."
 
King’s X released their first studio album, “Out of the Silent Planet,” in 1988 and followed it up with the stellar “Gretchen Goes to Nebraska.” Their third album, “Faith, Hope, Love,” was the group's first release to crack the US Top 100, with the help of the successful single "It's Love". The band landed a gig opening for AC/DC in the U.S. and Europe for the first half of 1991. They also toured with Living Colour and were nearing the peak of their popularity.
 
King’s X signed with major label Atlantic Records for their next self-titled release. After parting ways with their longtime manager, the band enlisted veteran producer Brendan O’Brien, who had previously produced albums for Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam. The ensuing release, “Dogman,” performed respectfully on the charts. This success resulted in the band opening shows for Pearl Jam and a show-stopping performance on the opening night of the mammoth Woodstock '94 festival
 
King’s X completed their contract with Atlantic Records with “Ear Candy” in 1996, before moving to Metal Blade Records where they released four studio albums and one live release. The band’s latest studio albums, “Ogre Tones” (2005) and “XV” (2008), were released on the InsideOut label. “XV” was their first album since “Ear Candy” to chart on the Billboard Top 200, ushering in a new wave of popularity for the band.
 
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Mon
09
Feb

KING'S X Special Plus Rocket Dolls On Rich Davenport's Rock Show

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Monday, February 9, 2015
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Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with King's X members Jerry Gaskill and Dug Pinnick, and an interview with up and coming band the Rocket Dolls, and is now available for streaming at this link:

https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-kings-x-special-with-jerry-gaskill-dug-pinnick-rocket-dolls-interview/

King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill talks about his ongoing recovery after suffering a heart attack in September 2014, thanks fans for their support, and gives an update on his second solo album, which is due out in 2015. Jerry chooses one of his favourite King's X songs to play from a drumming point of view, and also selects a track from his first solo album, 'Come Somewhere', which features fellow King's X member Ty Tabor on guitar.

Jerry's other bandmate, Dug Pinnick also drops in to discuss his new Blues Rock project, Grinder Blues, whose debut album hit number 8 on the Billboard Blues chart. The band features Dug alongside two well-respected Blues musicians, the Bihlman brothers, who've played with the likes of Buddy Guy, and whose music has featured in 'Sons of Anarchy'. Dug talks about the band's formation, album, and future plans, and also gives an update on some of his other projects. You'll also hear two songs from the Grinder Blues album.

The show also features an up and coming UK band The Rocket Dolls, who list King's X as one of their major influences. Drummer Ben Knopfler talks about the band's exciting and varied debut album 'Eyes', the making of the record, and the band's future plans. Ben selects two songs from 'Eyes', and one of his favourite King's X songs.

You can also listen on Sunday 8thFebruary 15:00-17:00, Tuesday 10th February 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 12th January 07:00-09:00 on  www.totalrock.com


 
 
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