Tag: Jerry Gaskill
Jerry Gaskill, drummer and vocalist for Houston progressive hard rock band King’s X, had a heart attack Saturday night, according to a Facebook post by his bandmate DUg Pinnick:
“Jerry had a heart attack last night. He was operated on and is in stable condition at the hospital. Were all waiting for more info. I will keep you posted”
Pinnick posted his message about 2 p.m. Sunday. He and Gaskill met as touring musicians with Petra and started King’s X under the name of Sneak Preview when guitarist Ty Tabor came aboard. The trio moved to Houston from Missouri in 1985.
King’s X is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its self-titled Atlantic debut this year. The band’s “First Church of Rock and Roll” tour was scheduled to start next month.
The tour is still up in the air at this time, but the band’s own Facebook page seems to indicate that it will be some time before Jerry is strong enough to tour again:
“We are sorry to confirm that Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack in the late Saturday night/ early Sunday morning hours. He has been on a ventilator since. However, there are some positive signs concerning his recovery. Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support and well wishes. We’ll let you know more info soon.”
Legendary rockers KING’S X will return to the North American tour circuit this spring for their first West Coast run in three years. Aptly named the “First Church of Rock and Roll” tour, KING’S X will spread their progressive fusion of hard rock, funk and soul on a 4-week trek starting March 28 in Austin, TX and extending through April 21 in Denver, CO.
It will be the first time the band – bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick, guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill – have played most of these cities since 2009, and will mark their first West Coast dates in support of Live Love In London , the live CD/DVD follow-up to latest studio release XV.
Live Love In London is the most expansive KING’S X live offering to date, a career-encompassing package featuring “It’s Love,” “Over My Head,” “Black Flag,” “Lost In Germany” and more. Recorded live January 22, 2009 at the Electric Ballroom, the 3-disc CD/DVD package (also available as a 2-CD set) showcases the amazing live performances that KING’S X have been delivering to fans around the world for the past 25 years. To order your copy of Live Love In London, click here.
Check the dates below to see when KING’S X will be coming to a city near you:
KING’S X “First Church of Rock and Roll” Tour
3/28/12–Dirty Dog Bar–Austin, TX
3/29/12–Warehouse Live Studio–Houston, TX
4/1/12–House of Rock–Corpus Christi, TX
4/3/12–The Rock–Tucson, AZ
4/5/12–Key Club–West Hollywood, CA
4/6/12–Brick by Brick–San Diego, CA
4/7/12–The Coach House–San Juan, CA
4/10/12–Don Quixote’s–Felton, CA
4/13/12–The Boardwalk–Orangevale, CA
4/14/12–Pound West Oakland–Oakland, CA
4/17/12–Hawthorne Theatre–Portland, OR
4/18/12–El Corazon–Seattle, WA
4/21/12–Herman’s Hideaway–Denver, CO
For more KING’S X click here.