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« Reply #70 on: March 20, 2019, 08:45:09 AM »
Did HE interview the band or was this taken from other various historical interviews and compiled for the book? I guess what I'm asking is are these new interviews from the last several years or so or is it kind of a summarized compendium spanning the life of the band?

He did the interviews and they seem to be very recent. The band tries to remember the making of every single song, for example - which is interesting sometimes, and sometimes not so much.  ;)
Various musicians, like Mike Portnoy, are also interviewed.
I'm almost done with the book, and it makes me wanna listen to all of their stuff again. I like it.

I might get this.

I think I'm more interested in his Islanders book before I get to this one.

Sorry I missed your question earlier. What ibb said was entirely correct. I enjoyed the book. It sucked that Sam Taylor's perspective wasn't given, but if you read the book, you see how bitter the band is about Sam. Doug and Ty in particular. If their side of the story is correct (and I have no reason to think it isn't), I don't blame them for being angry.
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« Reply #71 on: March 20, 2019, 09:08:02 AM »
I'm almost done with the book. Very nice read. Interesting to hear the band talk about ALL of their songs.

Sam didn't want to be interviewed for the book (which is a shame) but it's understandable why he didn't. A of of shady business things going with him and King's X.
Even John Myung makes a few appearances.
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« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2019, 05:32:06 PM »
Wow, just got informed that they will play Germany (and maybe get lost again? ;) ) in September. What a perfect timing.  :hefdaddy
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« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2019, 08:37:00 PM »
Wow, just got informed that they will play Germany (and maybe get lost again? ;) ) in September. What a perfect timing.  :hefdaddy

I see what you did there.

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« Reply #74 on: March 24, 2019, 10:14:59 AM »
Finished the book. It was a great read. Everybody was very open and honest.
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« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2019, 11:15:20 AM »
Finished the book. It was a great read. Everybody was very open and honest.

 Anything new about my earlier question?
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« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2019, 10:50:44 PM »
The book addresses the Wilde Silas situation. Wikde Silas was another Sam Taylor company and that they used for videos. They were sued when King’s X requested to see the financial books of Sam Taylor. The song Mr. Wilson talks about that. A lot of money was going into Wilde Silas and that’s when the band noticed the money issues. But that’s about it.
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« Reply #79 on: July 09, 2019, 12:49:10 PM »
 :omg: King's X have already recorded 17 songs and will likely release a double-vinyl album this fall:

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kings-x-guitarist-says-group-has-recorded-17-new-songs-for-its-forthcoming-album/

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« Reply #80 on: July 09, 2019, 01:06:55 PM »
Hoping to hear a few new songs Saturday night in NH!!
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« Reply #81 on: October 17, 2019, 03:27:08 PM »
Jerry has heart issues again.

http://bravewords.com/news/king-s-x-drummer-jerry-gaskill-to-undergo-heart-procedures-2019-tour-dates-canceled

King’s X have issued the following message to their fans...

"On October 14th, during a recent check-up with his Cardiologist, Jerry Gaskill was informed that he had some issues with his heart that needed to be addressed and as a result, he will need to have some procedures to help rectify these issues. Jerry is feeling positive and is looking toward the future, he wanted to make sure that his feelings were truly expressed, on how awful he feels about having this happen. He and the band were looking forward to playing these upcoming shows, especially knowing that they were selling out. Jerry is determined as always to do whatever he can to get back out and see all of the fans, and as his focus is turned inward we all ask that you keep FAITH HOPE AND LOVE during this process."

Says Jerry: “It is with great sadness and sorrow that we must cancel and reschedule these upcoming shows. I thought of every possible way that I could actually get out there and do this. I was very much looking forward to it. But I realized in the end that it just would not be wise. Yet, I am determined once again to come back and be better than ever. Thanks for all the love and understanding."

King’s X representatives add: "On behalf of King’s X, It is with humbled sadness, that we must announce, that ALL upcoming King’s X shows for 2019 will be canceled, to allow for Jerry to fully recover after his operation. The band and Jerry ask that you respect his privacy at this time and please allow for him to recover with peace of mind that he will be back upon the rock’n roll throne once again."

King’s X and its representatives have rescheduled these dates for April 2020:

April
16 - TBA
17 - Hazard, KY - City of Hazard Hal Rogers Center
19 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
23 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
24 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
25 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
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« Reply #82 on: October 18, 2019, 02:16:22 AM »
That sucks, hope Jerry will be well and that he can come back.

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« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2019, 07:22:35 PM »
Wow. Health comes first.

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« Reply #84 on: October 21, 2019, 03:10:52 PM »
Thoughts and best wishes to Jerry G. on a swift recovery. I know the new KX record is done, so hopefully he can rest up, get everything healed, and then get everything moving next year.

I remember when he had his first heart attack. I had tickets to like four shows in six days doing a local string of tiny clubs here in NorCal. Always bummed I never got to do that crazy staycation/roadtrip, but thankfully Jerry got well, and I've been able to see them a few times over the past years.

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