King’s X Release Live Album To Help Support Ailing Drummer
One of the very first cassette tapes I ever purchased was Gretchen Goes To Nebraska by King’s X. The year was 1991 and I was in the 7th grade. As I sit here weeks away from my 33rd birthday, it has occurred to me that I have been listening to King’s X for nearly two thirds of my life. I have purchased every album the band has recorded. I have seen the band live numerous times (click here to read my June 2009 review of their West Hollywood show) and when news broke the group was hitting the road in 2012, our site was one of the first to share the news knowing we would make it to the West Hollywood stop come hell or high water.
Then I saw the tweet from the band’s bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick on February 26th. “jerry had a heart attack last night, they operated on him, is sedated and on a ventilator, will keep you posted.” I didn’t really want to believe it. While I have been fortunate enough to meet the band a few times over the years, it felt more like a family member breaking band news than a musician I love and respect. I knew and accepted the fact that the tour would be cancelled, but my bigger concern was would Jerry pull through? Thankfully it appears that he will, but he now needs our help.
It is no secret that it is often hard for musicians to get health insurance. Especially for a band like King’s X who never got the respect and fandom they so desperately deserve. With the sum of medical bills increasing by the hour, here is a chance for you to not only discover one of the best rock and roll bands of the past 30 years, but to help their drummer recover from a major health scare. Burning Down Boston – Live at the Channel 06/21/91 is a web only live album that has just been made available by the band. It is free with a $20 donation to Jerry. The 14 song 89 minute set is available now and you can get it by clicking here. Check out the track listing and more ways to help Jerry below the video.
On behalf of the entire Concert Confessions family – best wishes to Jerry Gaskill and the entire King’s X family. We hope to see you behind the kit in the near future.
From The Press Release:
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.
Burning Down Boston Track Listing:
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)