King’s X Cancel Houston, TX Show After Ty Tabor Tests Positive For COVID-19

King’s X have cancelled their November 26 show in Houston, TX. The concert was unable to move forward due to guitarist Ty Tabor suffering from COVID-19.

The band issued the following statement:

“It is with our deepest apologies that we have to cancel tonight’s show, in Houston, TX! Our guitarist started to exhibit symptoms, and we immediately tested him and found that he was positive for Covid.

We will do everything we can to reschedule this show, and come back and play for you all! We are truly truly sorry for this, Faith, Hope Love.”

Drummer Jerry Gaskill and bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick also added the following in a video message:

Jerry Gaskill: “Hey Houston. We just found out that Ty contracted Covid. We came to do a soundcheck, and he just can’t do it.”

Doug Pinnick: “He can’t even stand up.”

Jerry Gaskill: “I had Covid a month ago, and if he feels any way the way I felt, I couldn’t do the show.”

Doug Pinnick: “I got it too, and I know what it’s like.”

Jerry Gaskill: “There’s no way we can do a show. We don’t know what else to do.”

Doug Pinnick: “There’s nothing we can do but cancel. Sorry. We really wanted to play.” Jerry concurred: “We really, really wanted to play.”

[via Blabbermouth]

King’s X Premiere New Song “All God’s Children”

King’s X have premiered a new song titled “All God’s Children.” This track is from the band’s new album “Three Sides Of One,” which will be released on September 2. Ty Tabor commented:

“I have nothing to say about it. The song is what I have to say about it.”

King’s X Premiere New Song “Give It Up”

King’s X have premiered a new song titled “Give It Up.” This track will appear on the band’s new album “Three Sides Of One,” which is set to be released on September 2. Doug “Dug” Pinnick commented:

“After I turned 71, death was on my mind every day, Chris Cornell killed himself, and I was thinking of that. Lyrically, it’s about not giving up until you naturally die. I want to ride it out until it’s over. I’m laughing about how I haven’t gotten a will yet, but I should have one. Musically, I wanted it to be really simple, so you can dance to it.”

King’s X Cancel European/UK Tour “Due To An Unforeseen Medical Issue”

King’s X have cancelled their upcoming European/UK tour. The band were unable to make the trek “due to an unforseen medical issue” involving guitarist Ty Tabor.

The band commented:


It is with great regret that we must announce that we will be forced to cancel our upcoming engagements in Europe this Fall, due to an unforeseen medical issue with our guitarist.

NOTE: This doesn’t change the 3 shows we have in July, as they will be the last shows before the treatments.

Lead with love and share love – King’s X“

Tabor added:

“Hello everyone. I recently went in for some medical tests and discovered that I have an illness requiring vigilant monitoring. As a result, I will need to remain in the US while following medical advice and potential treatment. I know this is a disappointment for those who have waited so long for our European shows. I am sorry for this unavoidable setback.

I want everyone to know that my prognosis is good. We plan to keep doing shows in the US so I can remain close to home and take less risks while dealing with this change in life. Thanks so much for all of your love and support. – TY”

King’s X To Release New Album “Three Sides Of One” In September, Premiere New Song “Let It Rain”

King’s X will be releasing a new album, titled “Three Sides Of One,” on September 2. You can check out the effort’s first single, “Let It Rain,” below:

“Three Sides Of One ” Track Listing:

01. “Let It Rain”
02. “Flood Pt. 1”
03. “Nothing But The Truth”
04. “Give It Up”
05. “All God’s Children”
06. “Take The Time”
07. “Festival”
08. “Swipe Up”
09. “Holidays”
10. “Watcher”
11. “She Called Me Home”
12. “Every Everywhere”

Doug “dUg” Pinnick commented:

“When I think of it, King’s X feels like a couple of old best friends coming together, shooting the shit, and having a good time, it’s instinctual. When I would listen to demo tapes of Jerry and Ty for the record, it gave me a great perspective on how blessed I am to be in King’s X. What they did on ‘Three Sides of One’ sounded so good. For as familiar as it is, it’s like I’m in a new band.”

Ty Tabor continued:

“This time, we sat around, listened to each other’s ideas, and would collectively say, ‘Let’s work on that’. It was the most enjoyable album I’ve personally ever recorded in my entire life, period.”

Jerry Gaskill added:

“I’ll cherish what we did in my heart forever. Everything lined up perfectly.”

King’s X To Release New Album In September

King’s X have signed a new deal with InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The band’s new album will be released through the label on September 2.

Each member of the band commented:

Doug “Dug” Pinnick:

“I feel like it’s been forever since we put out a new album, and I’m ready for the world to hear our latest offering. Hopefully there’s a little bit of everything that you love about King’s X — three sides of one is the best way to describe it. The groove is with us.”

Jerry Gaskill:

“It’s really gonna happen! The new record is coming out soon. I’m happy to be working with the team at InsideOut/Sony Music. I’m happy with the record. I’m happy everybody gets to hear it. It’s a happy day. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. Hope you enjoy it.”

Ty Tabor:

“I have a long-standing relationship with InsideOut and am so pleased that InsideOut/Sony is releasing the new King’s X album.”

InsideOut Music label head Thomas Waber added:

“We have known the guys since forever and have been fans even before then. We are really looking forward to adding another album to their impressive legacy. Working on a King’s X album is always a highlight and an honor.”

King’s X worked on the new record with engineer, mixer and producer Michael Parnin. He commented as well:

“I am very proud of the energy and work put into this album, especially of all the different vocal performances and varied musical influences mixed together as one. In true King’s X fashion, we had several obstacles to overcome, and it wasn’t easy but hopefully worth it to the amazing die-hard fans out there who have been waiting so patiently and to the new listeners hearing King’s X for the first time. It’s an honest labor of love that I am excited the world finally gets to hear.”

Tour Dates:


09/01 Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
09/02 Veruno, Italy – Veruno Musica Festival
09/03 Langenthal, Switzerland – Old Capitol
09/06 Nürnberg, Germany – Hirsch
09/07 Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
09/09 Zoetermeer, Netherlands – Boerderij
09/10 Hamburg, Germany – Fabrik
09/12 Verviers, Belgium – Spirit of 66
09/13 Cologne, Germany – Kantine
09/14 Vaureal, France – Le Forum
09/16 Southampton, UK – The Brook
09/17 Holmfirth, UK – Picturedrome
09/18 Newcastle, UK – Wylam Brewery
09/20 Glasgow, UK – Garage
09/22 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
09/23 Cambridge, UK – Junction
09/24 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
09/26 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
09/27 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
09/28 Cardiff, UK – Tramshed
09/30 Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
10/01 Rheine, Germany – Hypothalamus


07/28 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
07/29 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre
07/30 Sunbury, PA – Spyglass Ridge Winery
10/19 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
10/20 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
10/21 Hazard, KY – The Forum
10/23 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
10/25 New Orleans, LA – The Howlin’ Wolf
10/27 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
10/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

Doug Pinnick Says King’s X’s New Album Will Be Released In 2022

During a recent appearance on Talking Metal, Doug “Dug” Pinnick offered an update on the new King’s X album. According to him, the effort has already been mastered and it will be released in 2022.

Pinnick said the following:

“It’s been mastered. It’s at the record company, and they’re starting the campaign. We’re taking it slow ’cause we’re trying to figure out with this whole COVID thing and all the things that are happening. We wanna put the record out without a lot of distractions and getting sick on the road or just all the controversy. We just wanna wait a little bit longer and do this right.”

He continued when asked about the musical direction:

“Every song is completely different than the other — mixed and sonically; everything. We took every song and tried to do like THE BEATLES ‘White’ album and just sit down with a song and go, ‘Let’s give it what it needs.’ I don’t have to have my Doug Pinnick gravelly tone if I need a Paul McCartney-type sound. Ty [Tabor], he would fix his guitars to make… ‘This is like a whatever song. Let’s make it what it is but still be KING’S X.’ So I think that it sounds like KING’S X but hopefully everyone will feel that we took another step forward. The whole point is just to try to push forward [while] still looking back. There’s a lot of things on this record that are reminiscent of KING’S X totally, but then there’s this new KING’S X, I think. Sonically, we’re really excited because it’s a complete analog record except with Pro Tools. It was laid down with analog — everything — and it was mastered on analog tape and even EQed with analog tube EQs to saturate the tape to get compression instead of digits. So there’s no digits on this record. So when you hear it, it’s gonna take you back a little bit. It sounds like you put a real record on in the ’70s, sonically. It’s, like, things jump out at you, and then they don’t. It’s, like, you go, ‘Wow, the bass is huge, but I can hear everything else,’ ’cause you can put your hands in it, almost. [Producer and engineer] Michael Parnin just did an amazing job — a painstaking job — to get it to sound like a record that you can put on and play forever.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“2022. That’s all we can really say at this point. Because we don’t wanna commit to something ’cause we just don’t know what’s going on. People have waited [laughs] so long. It’s terrible, but hopefully good things come to those who wait. ‘Cause we haven’t put a KING’S X record out in 13 or 14 or 15 years — I lost count.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Doug Pinnick Says King’s X Don’t Want To Release Their New Album Until They Can Tour Again

During a recent interview with Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic, Doug Pinnick offered an update on the new King’s X album. According to him, the band don’t want to release the effort until they can tour again.

Pinnick said the following about the record:

“I brought 25 songs in. And Ty [Tabor, guitar] and Jerry [Gaskill, drums] brought a slew of songs in, too. We got 17 songs out of the whole record. We’re not gonna put ’em all on the record, but we have a lot to choose from now. And Michael Parnin, who produced it and engineered it, he’s mixing it right now.”

He went on to say that “it’s gonna take a good while” to complete the effort:

“Because of the pandemic and the uncertainty of touring and all that stuff. ‘Cause who knows — at our age, this could be our last record. And we wanna do it right. We don’t wanna just put it out there in the middle of the pandemic and hope somebody buys it. We wanna put it out, go on tour and do videos. I mean, do it like we’re supposed to do it. So we’re telling our fans to just kind of be patient with us, because we really, really are hoping that this is as good as [1994’s] ‘Dogman’ and [1989’s] ‘Gretchen [Goes To Nebraska]’, which is what everybody wants. But it’s not a rehash of it. In fact, this record doesn’t sound like either one.

I think that we worked really, really hard on this record, like we haven’t since the early days — around ‘Gretchen’ and ‘Dogman’. I can tell it in the songs, how we’re all singing and everybody’s contributing to it. They’re not just doing my songs, and I’m not just doing Ty’s songs. We’re really putting ourselves into it.”

Pinnick also added the following about the musical direction of the new material:

“I had some pretty crazy songs, time-change-wise, ’cause I’ve been listening to a lot of MESHUGGAH and shit like that. It’s not KING’S X, but that flavor comes in. Imagine John Bonham playing with MESHUGGAH… But Ty and Jerry are singing a lot too. I tell people, it’s like from [THE BEATLES’ classic song] ‘Penny Lane’ to the heaviest MESHUGGAH — it’s a blend of something in between there. And one song to another almost sounds different, almost to the point where they’re individual pieces themselves, like PINK FLOYD used to do. We’ve got violins and other things in it. I’ve got some keyboards and all kinds of things to enhance things — piano. Nothing overboard, but just like [Jimi] Hendrix did and people like that — big things coming in and out that gives it that longevity, I would say. Things that you hear and go, ‘Oh, wow. That’s cool.’ That little thing over there. So it’s taken Michael a long time to mix it, ’cause he’s got a lot of tracks.”

[via Blabbermouth]

King’s X Cancel Shows Due To Jerry Gaskill Suffering Heart Issues

King’s X have been forced to cancel their remaining 2019 dates. This news comes after drummer Jerry Gaskill “was informed that he had some issues with his heart that needed to be addressed.”

The band issued the following statement:

“A letter to the Fans,

On October 14th, during a recent check-up with his Cardiologist, Jerry Gaskill was informed that he had some issues with his heart that needed to be addressed and as a result, he will need to have some procedures to help rectify these issues. Jerry is feeling positive and is looking toward the future, He wanted to make sure that his feelings were truly expressed, on how awful he feels about having this happen. He and the band were looking forward to playing these upcoming shows, especially knowing that they were selling out. Jerry is determined as always to do whatever he can to get back out and see all of the fans, and as his focus is turned inward we all ask that you keep FAITH HOPE AND LOVE during this process.

“ It is with great sadness and sorrow that we must cancel and reschedule these upcoming shows. I thought of every possible way that I could actually get out there and do this. I was very much looking forward to it. But I realized in the end that it just would not be wise. Yet, I am determined once again to come back and be better than ever. Thanks for all the love and understanding.” – Jerry Gaskill

On behalf of King’s X, It is with humbled sadness, that we must announce, that ALL upcoming “King’s X” shows for 2019 will be canceled, to allow for Jerry to fully recover after his operation. The band and Jerry ask that you respect his privacy at this time and please allow for him to recover with peace of mind that he will be back upon the rock’n roll throne once again.

King’s X and its representatives have rescheduled these Dates for April 2020

Thursday, April 16th – TBA
Friday, April 17th – HAZARD, KY – City of Hazard Hal Rogers Center
Sunday, April 19th – NASHVILLE, TN – The Basement East
Thursday, April 23rd – AUSTIN, TX – Come and Take It Live
Friday, April 24th – DALLAS, TX – Canton Hall
Saturday, April 25th – HOUSTON, TX – Warehouse Live

Please contact the promoters and ticketing outlets for further info about your purchased tickets.

All the Love… King’s X”