Apr 212018

Legendary King’s X front-man dUg Pinnick will release “Tribute to Jimi” (Often Imitated but Never Duplicated) a special limited print tribute album to the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix on May 18, 2018 via Rat Pak Records“Tribute to Jimi” was recorded at Blacksound Studios, Pasadena, CA and was co-produced by dug Pinnick and Michael Parnin and mastered by Kurdt Vanderhoof of Metal Church.

About the release dUg states, “I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, so when Joe at Rat Pak Records brought the idea up to me, I couldn’t wait to get started! We wanted to recreate the analog recording process as closely to the original recordings as possible, so we did our research and tried to use as many of the original effects and equipment that we could find. I’m very happy with how this turned out and I hope everyone enjoys listening to this music as much as I enjoyed recording it in memory of Jimi Hendrix!” Official release date for “Tribute to Jimi” (Often Imitated but Never Duplicated) is Friday, May 18, 2018 and is available in various configurations. Continue reading »

Dug Pinnick – “Naked”

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Apr 122014

dugnaked I thought that reviewing the latest solo album from Dug Pinnick (King’s X) would be straightforward, but I was in for a surprise. To start with, one of the song titles has a blatant swear word in it. So I really needed to do some background reading to find out what happened along the way from his Christian roots. And that is when I got a reality check as Dug is a gay agnostic prone to bouts of depression. But having read his life story there is no way that I could condemn him.

This might be hard for those of you trying to reconcile this with the huge success of King’s X. How would you deal with the fact that your parents abandon you to be brought up by a distant relative? Dug lived with his great-grandmother and was brought up in a very strict Southern Baptist environment. Dug stated “Being a Christian, the first thing you learn is that you’re not worthy and that you’re not good enough. You are going to be judged and if you don’t do this, or that, then you are going to go to hell. Since I am a really depressed person, who came from a shame based sort of a psychology, religion is not good for me. The religion that I was a part of didn’t lift me up to love myself and to love my maker. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.”

This is Dug’s solo project as he only used Tracey ‘Spacey T’ Singleton for one guitar lead. He produced, and mixed the album at his own dUgtone Studio in Los Angeles, with the mastering being done by Mark Fuller. ‘Naked’ is a gut-wrenching journey through Dug’s life.

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Mar 082014

pinnick_dougKing’s X frontman Doug “dUg” Pinnick spoke to MikeMcGuff.com about the state of his Houston-formed band plus his new projects like Naked, KXM, Pinnick Gales Pridgen, Grinder Blues and Third Ear Experience. Doug also talked about his recent health scare and how he’s doing now. Check out the chat below.

Pinnick underwent hernia surgery last July after avoidning it due to the fact that he didn’t have health insurance. He had toured, recorded and rehearsed regardless of his painful condition.

A GiveForward campaign to help raise funds for Pinnick‘s surgery was launched in the spring of 2013 and it raised more than $26,000 from 599 donations. Continue reading »

Aug 082013

pinnick_doug“IYFU [If You Fuk Up]”, the new video from King’s X frontman Doug “Dug” Pinnick, can be seen below. The song comes off Pinnick‘s latest solo album, “Naked”, which was released in May via RockArmy Records.

According to a press release, “‘Naked’ is deeply personal and overflowing with [Pinnick‘s] unmistakable tone, groove, and heart-wrenching vocals. Pearl Jam‘s Jeff Ament said that ‘heavy music didn’t start in Seattle, it started in Katy, Texas with King’s X‘ and ‘Naked’ is proof that Pinnickremains at the top of his game.” Continue reading »

May 082013

pinnick_dougKing’s frontman Doug “Dug” Pinnick has released his new solo album,“Naked”, yesterday [May 7] via RockArmy Records. Check out the Ken Winkler-directed video for the song “That Great Big Thing” below.

According to a press release, ‘Naked’ is deeply personal and overflowing with [Pinnick‘s] unmistakable tone, groove, and heart-wrenching vocals. Pearl Jam‘s Jeff Ament said that ‘heavy music didn’t start in Seattle, it started in Katy, Texas with King’s X and ‘Naked’ is proof that Pinnick remains at the top of his game.” Continue reading »