As reported and updated HERE as news comes in (updated as of 3/21/12), King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack on February 26th. This forced King’s X to cancel the planned tour that was to kick off at the end of March. Jerry has been getting better and better every day, but as you can imagine, his medical bills are starting to pile up. Here’s where you can help out… the album is $20, and there’s also info where you can send a check directly for Jerry’s medical bills as well.
See the press release below from Molken Music.
4/4/12 update video from Jerry…
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Burning Down Boston: Live at The Channel 6.12.91 is a special MP3 download-only title out on Molken Music. 100% of the proceeds from this release will go directly to Jerry to help offset mounting medical expenses. A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone for the outpouring of concern and love.
This release was edited and mastered from a stereo front of house (FOH) recording. While the audio is far from perfect sonically, the performance documents yet another magical night on tour while supporting the Faith Hope Love album. While many of the song titles are familiar, the band expands many of the cuts featured here, including performances that are blistering (“Moanjam”), heavy and funk-laden (“We Are Finding Who We Are”), beautiful (“The Burning Down”), and truly transcendental (“Over My Head”).
A few songs from the show were omitted due to tape damage. However, we have included three bonus tracks (an additional 15 minutes) from the same show that were not presented in the main track listing.
All recordings previously unreleased.
14 songs. 89 minutes.
Dear Friends, in addition to the gift with this download, please let anyone who wants to further make a personal gift to Jerry to help him with his medical bills know that they can send a check made out to Jerry Gaskill. Mail it to: Jerry Gaskill, c/o World Entertainment Inc., P.O. Box 3095, Sea Bright, NJ 07760. 100% of your gift goes to Jerry Gaskill to help him defray his medical bills. Jerry Gaskill is an individual and not a charity. Any funds given to him would be a gift and no further tax deduction for charitable contributions would be coming from him. We appreciate your help.
We Are Finding Who We Are (6:33)
Far Far Away (4:44)
We Were Born to Be Loved (4:57)
It’s Love Intro (3:36)
It’s Love (5:28)
I’ll Never Get Tired of You (3:51)
Over My Head (12:47)
The Burning Down (9:53)
Talk to You (Bonus Track) (4:44)
Fall on Me (Bonus Track) (4:13)
Power of Love (Bonus Track) (6:02)
MP3 – 320kbps – 219MB* (Very large file – please be patient)
Artwork (jpg): Cover art, credits
Promotional video commercial (MPG4)
Total Audio Playing time: 88:42
Updated as health news comes in (see below)…
Earlier this morning (2/26/12), news surfaced on Facebook that King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack and is currently in the ICU. Keep him in your thoughts and hope he gets stellar medical supervision & help!
Obviously, no word on how this will impact the upcoming KX tour (that was to kick off at the end of March), but (tour canceled – see below) I know any KX fan would want him to get better versus over-exerting himself on the road! His health is way more important, but we hope he’s healthy to hit the road after some rest & recovery.
From bassist/singer dUg Pinnick said on FB: “He was operated on and is in stable condition at the hospital. Were all waiting for more info.” Then posted this on twitter…
jerry had a heart attack last night, they operated on him, is sedated and on a ventilator, will keep you posted.—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) February 26, 2012
Jerry’s drumtech Chris ‘JRAB’ Thomas has a post in this blog’s comments section. Also stay tuned to www.kingsxrocks.com for add’l updates.
Jerry woke up pulling chords out, hes fiesty! that's a good sign! thanks everyone for prayers and good vibes!—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) February 27, 2012
cords… chords… he’s a musician; so I’ll cut him some slack :)
Update, Jerry is the same, heavily sedated, things can only get better,—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) February 27, 2012
on FB (2/27/12) , he also added…
“heavily sedated and on the ventilator, they are going to
try to take the balloon pump out tomorrow”
2/28/12 update from dUg and Blabbermouth…
Jerry is still sedated on ventilator,but they took the balloon out, they have lowered the blood pressure meds 3 times!!—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) February 28, 2012
In light of Jerry‘s sudden hospitalization, all previously announced North American tour dates for KING’S X have been cancelled. Jerry will be taking the time to recover back to full health so that he can hopefully join the band behind the drums at some point in the future.
2/29/12 update from dUg…
Jerry still sedated on ventilator, he's moving in the right direction". He also has pneumonia in both lungs.—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) February 29, 2012
3/1/12 update from dUg…
Jerry is still sedated and no change, the antibiotics are working on the pneumonia. Dr. says these things will take time—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) March 01, 2012
also, a place to send flowers: Riverview Hospital 1 River Plaza Red Bank NJ 07701 For patient Jerry Gaskill. Since he is in ICU flowers are not accepted.
3/2/12 update from dUg…
Jerry is the same, but has developed new lung problem, they are doing an operation to help him breath better.—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) March 02, 2012
3/5/12 update from dUg…
Jerry is the same, and is recovering, He is strong!—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) March 05, 2012
There is a music event on March 28th in Austin, Texas for Jerry… JERRY JAM – Wednesday, March 28th @ the DIRTY DOG Bar – 505 East 6th Street – Austin, Texas.
$5 Donation at door
Special showing of the KING’S X “Live Love In London” DVD which starts at 7pm with Live music immediately following with: HONEYCREEPER, MARSHALL DYLAN, CRITICAL ASSEMBLY, and T.B.A.
FREE Pizza (with donation), Raffles ALL night and an Auction.
A PayPal account will be set up soon for donations for friends/fans that can’t make it.
Special Guests and more…come out and support Jerry to a speedy recovery and to help him out in his time of need!!
3/8/12 update from dUg…
Update!! Jerry is much better, he is awake, and getting stronger. Yay!!!—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) March 08, 2012
3/9/12 update from Molken Music & an update from dUg…
jerry gave thumb up, recognize everyone.Is having some difficulty with breathing but overall looks sharp.—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) March 10, 2012
3/11/12 update from dUg…
Update!! Julie said Jerry was setting in a chair getting his hair washed, Hes breathing on his own also.—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) March 11, 2012
3/13/12 update from dUg…
Jerry has regular room.off ventilator.Had physical therapy assessment, next step rehab.Is doing well!!—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) March 13, 2012
3/20/12 update from dUg…
jerry will head home tomorrow!! were so glad he made it!!!—
dUg pinnick (@69douglas) March 20, 2012
3/21/12 update… he’s left the building…
4/4/12 update video from Jerry…
So, I got stranded in Eugene, and wasn’t able to go up and shoot the debut Tres Mts show at the Showbox at the Market in Seattle… :(
Well, “Iron Mike” Savoia took some great photos… check them out at his Facebook page… dUg Pinnick (King’s X), Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam), Richard Stuverud (The Fastbacks), and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)… Savoia Digital Photography does amazing work!
Also, check out Jason Tang Photography, too…
While I missed this great show, I was able to hit the excellent Punch Brothers (with Chris Thile) at McDonald Theatre that night. My review with photos will be posted this weekend.
“I don’t want to hate you for what you’re not sorry for…”
Nik Bartsch’s Ronin review to be posted later today, PROMISE.