King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill releases new video message for fans: 'I'll be better than ever'

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King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill, in the midst of recovering from a heart attack, has issued an emotional new video message for his fans.

“I wanted to let everybody know I’m doing good,” Gaskill says, in the video embedded below. “I’m feeling better every day, and getting stronger. It’s going to take some time. I’m still kind of weak. But I think when I’m back, I’ll be better than ever.”

Gaskill, who suffering a heart attack in the early morning hours of February 26 as the band was preparing for a new tour, was released from the hospital late last month.

Gaskill says that journey has given him a new perspective on things.

“I also wanted to thank everybody, all over the world, for the overwhelming outpouring of love they’ve shown me,” he says in the video. “I’ve always known that people cared, loved the band and all that. But now I can really feel it. Everything in my life has changed. I have a whole different perspective on things. And I think it’s a good thing.”

Over that lengthy hospital stay, Gaskill collected a staggering amount of medical bills. King’s X is hoping to offset some of that by offering an exclusive download of Burning Down Boston: Live at The Channel 6.12.91, an 89-minute, 14-track recording from their tour in support of 1990’s Faith Hope Love. This date includes the group’s rock radio hit “It’s Love,” as well as “Over My Head” and “Moanjam,” among others. Go here for more details on downloading: http://www.molkenmusic.com/

King’s X is also accepting direct donations on Gaskill’s behalf. Send them to Jerry Gaskill, c/o World Entertainment Inc., P.O. Box 3095, Sea Bright, NJ 07760.

Here’s a look back at our recent thoughts on King’s X. Click through the titles for more …

KING’S X – XV (2008): X equals 10 and V equals 5. Fourteen albums bearing the King’s X moniker and one by Sneak Preview, the early version of the band that simply bore a different name. Made sense to me, in a weird way. Michael Wagener, who really tightened things up when he produced the band’s previous album, Ogre Tones, was back to crack the whip for XV. So there were deep, driving grooves, catchy melodies, and the always incredible guitar work of Ty Tabor. Why this band has continually suffered from near anonymity is beyond me. Same old story, isn’t it? You know what to do about that, don’t you?

KING’S X – LIVE ALL OVER THE PLACE (2004): Three-part harmonies, a verified guitar-god genius, and some of the lowest, thickest, sludgiest bass around — King’s X is like the Beatles of metal, but they go year-after-year depressingly ignored. They scored a few minor hits in the early 1990s and then pretty much sunk off the radar screen of mainstream music, but these guys have, for the most part, turned out consistently good albums all along. After all this time, they finally released a live album that shows what a great live band they are. It’s totally raw — straight from the soundboard — but the energy of the show carries the somewhat dry recording.

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The complete track listing for King’s X’s ‘Burning Down Boston: Live At The Channel (6.12.1991)’:
We are Finding Who We Are
Mission
Far, Far Away
We Were Born To Be Loved
It’s Love Intro
It’s Love
I’ll Never Get Tired Of You
Visions
Over My Head
Moanjam
The Burning Down
Talk To You (bonus track)
Fall On Me (bonus track)
Power Of Love (bonus track)

For additional information, email here: info@molkenmusic.com or orders@molkenmusic.com.

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