Kings X

Fri
17
Nov

Rat Pak Records Set To Release TY TABOR'S ‘Alien Beans’

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King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor will release his all new solo effort “Alien Beans” January 12, 2018 via Rat Pak Records. “Alien Beans” is a double disc album that features 10 all new studio tracks and a “best of” compilation disc featuring 11 newly re-mixed and re-mastered tracks from Ty’s previous releases.
 
Regarding the new album, Ty comments, “I wanted to do a rock album and put some new, heavier stuff together. Along the way we also decided to remix some of the older stuff and make it a double album. Everything just fits together like it should. The whole concept behind the new album was to simply re-release a lot of my old catalog that was only available online and that most people didn't really know about. Basically, my back catalog has kind of been hidden among the fans for a long time, but I didn’t just want to re-release the same stuff. A lot of times when you release an album you wish you could go back later and fix a little thing, or mix this differently, or whatever. Well, I took a look at all the old songs in that light and I did do some tweaking. I remixed some of it and I remastered all of it. But we didn’t stop there. We ended up spending a year writing a whole new album too and decided to put them both out together. So, it’s not just the old compilation of stuff that people know about, but it's brand new songs too. Double album, old and new."
 
On the subject of song writing Ty states, "When it comes to what I write for solo material, I don’t really think about bands or anything like that. I just write music that makes me happy and I’ve ended up with an album I really love!"
With thought provoking lyrics, solid guitar riffs, and Ty’s signature sound, “Alien Beans” will surely resonate with all fans of rock music! Official release date for "Alien Beans" is January 12, 2018 and the album will be available in a variety of formats including vinyl, CD, cassette and autographed CD bundles which can be pre-ordered here: www.ratpakrecords.com/ty-tabor
 
TRACK LISTING
[DISC ONE] ALIEN BEANS, FREIGHT TRAIN, JOHNNY GUITAR, SO HERE’S TO YOU, BACK IT DOWN, SOMEBODY LIED, THIS TIME, HEAVILY TWISTED, UNTIL THIS DAY IS DONE, DEEPER PLACE
 
[DISC TWO] 'CAUSE WE BELIEVED (BLAME IT), FREE YOURSELF, RIDE, SENSELESS PARANOIA, MONEY MOUTH, FAST ASLEEP, POLITICIAN’S CREED, PLAY, BRING IT ON BACK, NOBODY WINS WHEN NOBODY PLAYS, CHANGE
 
 
Wed
16
Sep

Rat Pak Records To Release JERRY GASKILL (King’s X) ‘Love & Scars’

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Friday, October 30, 2015
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FEATURING BILLY SHEEHAN, EARL SLICK , PHIL KEAGGY AND MORE!
 
Love and Scars is the long awaited sophomore release from legendary King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill and is by far his best work to date! Featuring Billy Sheehan, Phil Keaggy, Earl Slick, DA Karkos, Andee Blacksugar and a host of other notable musicians, Love and Scars marks the completion of a long musical journey that started almost a decade ago.  Enduring a series of personal tragedies along the way, including two heart attacks, and losing all his possessions in Hurricane Sandy, Jerry remained steadfast and true in his belief that music heals all. “It’s been a long time coming and I’ve had some heavy obstacles to deal with, but the record is finally ready and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished!” says Jerry.

Love and Scars also spotlights Jerry’s vocal and songwriting talents as he passionately pours his heart out into each and every song, putting to music all of his triumphs and tragedies of the last decade. The lyrical content of this album is simply about everyday life the way I see it and I hope that people will be able to relate to it on some kind of personal level”, says Jerry.  It quickly becomes evident within the first few seconds of this album that Jerry is highly influenced by his own band King’s X, as well as some of his earlier influences like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Grand Funk Railroad. “Drummers don’t always get the opportunity to showcase their full songwriting capabilities, but Jerry raises the bar and delivers a very solid offering with Love and Scars”, says Rat Pak Records owner Joe O’Brien.

Jerry Gaskill Love and Scars features Billy Sheehan, Phil Keaggy, Earl Slick, DA Karkos, Andee Blacksugar, John "JD" DeServio, Bob Burger, David Parks, Matt Gray, Matt Farley, John Farley, Topher Nolen, Joey Gaskill and Virus. Official release date for Jerry Gaskill Love and Scars is Friday October 30, 2015. Pre-order now at: http://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/jerrygaskill

TRACK LISTING:
01 FAR AWAY
02 THIS PICTURE
03 NO MORE YESTERDAY
04 HYPOTHETICAL
05 WAKING UP
06 NEVER EVER KNOW
07 SANDY
08 PATTY'S SONG
09 PARADISE
10 SAD
11 GIRL IN THE WAREHOUSE
12 GOODBYE SONG

 
Listen to Jerry Gaskill “Far Away” on soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/rat-pak-records/jerrygaskillfaraway

Produced and mixed by DA Karkos. Mastered by Kurdt Vanderhoof of Metal Church
 
PRE-ORDER YOUR EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES AT: http://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/jerrygaskill
 
 
Wed
29
Apr

King’s X To Rock Two Massachusetts Venues In June

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Power rock trio King’s X returns to the road for two exclusive New England dates in June that are presented by JKB Entertainment Group. The critically respected band will perform at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, on June 11 and the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA on June 12. Both venues are intimate and these will be the only dates in the six New England states. These will be the first performances by the band since drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a second heart attack last fall.
Tickets for their show at the Regent Theatre can be purchased at www.regenttheatre.com, while tickets for the Narrows can be purchased at www.narrowscenter.org.
 
Few hard rock bands are as widely respected yet overlooked as King’s X. The band, which combines progressive rock and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues and British Invasion groups, still features original members Doug Pinnick (vocals/bass), Ty Tabor (guitar) and Jerry Gaskill (drums). They were ranked #83 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and released over a dozen albums featuring the radio hits “Over My Head,” "It’s Love," "Black Flag" and "Dogman."
 
King’s X released their first studio album, “Out of the Silent Planet,” in 1988 and followed it up with the stellar “Gretchen Goes to Nebraska.” Their third album, “Faith, Hope, Love,” was the group's first release to crack the US Top 100, with the help of the successful single "It's Love". The band landed a gig opening for AC/DC in the U.S. and Europe for the first half of 1991. They also toured with Living Colour and were nearing the peak of their popularity.
 
King’s X signed with major label Atlantic Records for their next self-titled release. After parting ways with their longtime manager, the band enlisted veteran producer Brendan O’Brien, who had previously produced albums for Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam. The ensuing release, “Dogman,” performed respectfully on the charts. This success resulted in the band opening shows for Pearl Jam and a show-stopping performance on the opening night of the mammoth Woodstock '94 festival
 
King’s X completed their contract with Atlantic Records with “Ear Candy” in 1996, before moving to Metal Blade Records where they released four studio albums and one live release. The band’s latest studio albums, “Ogre Tones” (2005) and “XV” (2008), were released on the InsideOut label. “XV” was their first album since “Ear Candy” to chart on the Billboard Top 200, ushering in a new wave of popularity for the band.
 
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Mon
09
Feb

KING'S X Special Plus Rocket Dolls On Rich Davenport's Rock Show

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Monday, February 9, 2015
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Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with King's X members Jerry Gaskill and Dug Pinnick, and an interview with up and coming band the Rocket Dolls, and is now available for streaming at this link:

https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-kings-x-special-with-jerry-gaskill-dug-pinnick-rocket-dolls-interview/

King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill talks about his ongoing recovery after suffering a heart attack in September 2014, thanks fans for their support, and gives an update on his second solo album, which is due out in 2015. Jerry chooses one of his favourite King's X songs to play from a drumming point of view, and also selects a track from his first solo album, 'Come Somewhere', which features fellow King's X member Ty Tabor on guitar.

Jerry's other bandmate, Dug Pinnick also drops in to discuss his new Blues Rock project, Grinder Blues, whose debut album hit number 8 on the Billboard Blues chart. The band features Dug alongside two well-respected Blues musicians, the Bihlman brothers, who've played with the likes of Buddy Guy, and whose music has featured in 'Sons of Anarchy'. Dug talks about the band's formation, album, and future plans, and also gives an update on some of his other projects. You'll also hear two songs from the Grinder Blues album.

The show also features an up and coming UK band The Rocket Dolls, who list King's X as one of their major influences. Drummer Ben Knopfler talks about the band's exciting and varied debut album 'Eyes', the making of the record, and the band's future plans. Ben selects two songs from 'Eyes', and one of his favourite King's X songs.

You can also listen on Sunday 8thFebruary 15:00-17:00, Tuesday 10th February 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 12th January 07:00-09:00 on  www.totalrock.com


 
 
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