King's X Set Up Donation for Ailing Drummer

Metal group offers fans exclusive live download

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Jerry Gaskill of King's X performs in England in 2009.
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On February 26th, a little more than a month before the veteran metal group King's X was to launch their latest tour, drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a heart attack and had to undergo emergency surgery. Gaskill has remained in a hospital ever since, and the group is offering an exclusive live recording of a vintage 1991 concert to each person who donates to help offset the drummer's mounting medical expenses.

Available for download via the Molken Music website, Burning Down Boston: Live at The Channel 6.12.91 is an 89-minute, 14-track recording that captures the group while they were still touring in support of their most commercially successful release, 1990's Faith Hope Love, which spawned the MTV and rock radio hit "It's Love." In addition to that song, the set also includes renditions of such King's X classics as "Over My Head" and "Moanjam," among others.

King's X bassist Doug Pinnick recently offered an update about Gaskill's condition via his Facebook page: "Saw Jerry and he smiled and gave the thumbs-up. He seemed to recognize everyone and seems on it. Really cool. He is having some difficulty with the breathing, but overall looks sharp. Feel much better about this. Very excited. Just want to share that with you guys. Julie [Gaskill's fiancée] is amazing."

In addition to purchasing Burning Down Boston, anyone who wants to send a donation can mail a check (made out to Jerry Gaskill) to the following address: Jerry Gaskill, c/o World Entertainment Inc., P.O. Box 3095, Sea Bright, NJ 07760.