Underrated is a word that gets thrown around a lot with bands, but seldom has it been more applicable than with King's X. Since the late-'80s the Texas-based trio of bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick, guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill has released 12 studio albums to a devoted, if not huge, fan base...
King's X bassist and singer Dug Pinnick was rushed to the hospital following the band's concert last night (11/23) in Charlotte, N.C, and will reportedly require further surgery to recover from a hernia he had operated on back in July.
Jerry Gaskill, drummer for Kings X, has lost all his worldly possessions after the surge from Hurricane Sandy crashed into his coastal home in New Jersey. The 54-year-old and his wife Julie are safe, but have been displaced.
We are nothing if not strict sticklers for the rules here at Ultimate Classic Rock, so you may be surprised to see this extra pic of the week popping up.
But when we see an image like this one, in which King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill raises his hand triumphantly after a harrowing stay in the hospital, we throw caution to the wind and try living a little...
King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill is continuing his recovery from the heart atttack he suffered on Feb. 26. Gaskill remains in an undisclosed hospital for extended care. "Jerry is progressing very well," read a message posted to both his Facebook and Twitter accounts on March 11. "He's weaning from the ventilator and going to start physical therapy soon!"
Following his heart attack Saturday night (Feb. 25), King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill's condition has improved -- he's currently in stable condition -- but he remains in intensive care, and accordingly, the band has canceled all of its upcoming tour dates.