KING'S X Drummer Jerry Gaskill - "I Believe Somehow Things Will Be Better Than Ever, Just Like When I Died"
November 18, 2012, 2 years ago
KING'S X drummer Jerry Gaskill, who reportedly lost everything to Hurricane Sandy, has checked in with the following update:
"Hey everybody. Julie and I want to again sincerely thank everyone all over the world for the overwhelming love and support during this devastating time for so many. I believe somehow things will be better than ever, just like when I died. I think Julie said it the best. She said, 'It's been quite a banner year for us. First you died, then we got married and now we're homeless.' Because of all your love, we have hope. We thank you now and we will thank you always. I have a feeling that 2013 could just be a good year. All our love...Jerry and Julie."
Ed Frost at Aeris Consulting & Mgt / EMMJAMM Music recenbtly issued the following message to the fans regarding Gaskill's situation:
Once again, a sad period is effecting our friend Jerry Gaskill and his new bride Julie. I just spoke to Jerry and he and Julie are ok, and very optimistic of the future, despite losing every material possession to this dreadful storm. It's been one helluva journey for him this year - cheating death, marrying his soul mate, a successful tour with KANSAS, the announcement of a new solo project kicking off next month, and now this....
If you know Jerry, you already know that is it not in his DNA to ask for help. Per Jerry's words, 'It's gonna be alright...' For me, Jerry has helped me in so many different way that past three years that there is no real way that I could repay him. I'm going to do what I can, and hope you will join in.
If you would like to help as well, my wife and I will match the first $1,000 that can be raised.
For more info about helping please email me at EMMJAMMUSIC@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.
Peace & Love."
Nashville-based vocalist, songwriter, producer, guitarist, bassist D.A. KarKos recently issued the following update on the forthcoming Gaskill solo record:
"As many of you know, before he had his heart attack, we've been busy demo-ing ideas together for Jerry's upcoming solo record. So let me fill you in with where we're at with it and what the plan is...
As of now, we have 11 killer songs that we believe will be some of Jerry's (and my) best work to date. And when the time comes, we plan on having some very special guest musicians/friends lend some of their talents to the record as well. Needless to say (but I'm saying it anyway), we are very excited about all of this!
And to quote Jerry speaking of his recent heart attack and recovery from his public thank you video: 'This is a really bad situation that I think has turned into a really good situation.' There is no doubt in our minds that we we'll see evidence of this truth on this record."
The Karkos/Gaskill partnership album will be released on EMMJAM records.
To help Jerry pay his medical bills, King's X are offering up a live MP3 concert called Burning Down Boston - Live At The Channel 6.12.1991. This release was edited and mastered from a stereo FOH recording. While the audio is far from perfect sonically, the performance documents yet another magical night on tour while supporting the Faith Hope Love album.
While many of the song titles are familiar, the band expands many of the cuts featured here, including performances that are blistering ('Moanjam'),heavy and funk-laden ('We Are Finding Who We Are'), beautiful ('The Burning Down'), and truly transcendental ('Over My Head'). A few songs from the show were omitted due to tape damage. However, included are three bonus tracks (an additional 15 minutes) from the same show that were not presented in the main tracklisting.
All recordings previously unreleased: 14 songs, 89 minutes.
'We are Finding Who We Are'
'Far, Far Away'
'We Were Born To Be Loved'
'It's Love Intro'
'I'll Never Get Tired Of You'
'Over My Head'
'The Burning Down'
'Talk To You' (bonus track)
'Fall On Me' (bonus track)
'Power Of Love' (bonus track)
In addition to the gift with this download, 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:
c/o World Entertainment Inc.
P.O. Box 3095, Sea Bright, NJ
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.