KING'S X Drummer Jerry Gaskill Posts Trailer For New Solo Album
July 20, 2013, a year ago
KING'S X drummer Jerry Gaskill has posted a short promo clip for his forthcoming solo album below. More details will be available in the coming weeks.
Classic Rock Revisited recently caught up with Gaskill. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
CRR: So I know you were hit hard by Super Storm Sandy, did you lose your drum kit and equipment?
Jerry: "Fortunately, the drums made it through. Very strange. They were in cases, but they still got filled with water. We poured the water out, let them dry out, and they are absolutely fine. Unfortunately, we lost everything else [Laughs]. But that turned into the one of the best things ever: the outpouring of love from family and friends, and fans from all over the world, has just been overwhelming to me. We’re doing better than ever now."
CRR: You had quite a lot happen last year, a massive heart attack. So sorry to hear about that…how are you feeling now?
Jerry: "I feel great. I’m literally healthier than I’ve been, maybe, ever. It took me down man, it took me all the way down. A lot of it is genetic, my body just doesn’t know how to break down cholesterol, and over the years, the main artery to my heart got blocked…I was dying the whole time, but I’m doing great now though."
CRR: Your first show after the heart attack was with King's X in New York City. What was that show like after recovering from a heart attack?
Jerry: "We opened for KANSAS in New York City. I remember thinking afterwards, 'Wow, I can do this.' It felt incredible to be up there knowing that I could actually do it again. And it’s only going to get better from there, and it has gotten better since then. I did some shows around town here, which is a lot of fun for me. Just getting stronger all the time. It’s just up to me at this point how strong I want to be. I know where my body is. I know that it’s doing better now, and more aware of it. Up to me to keep it strong."
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In a recent video update from Paiste Cymbals, they caught up with Gaskill as he prepares for upcoming live shows with the band. Check out Jerry's update below: