KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick has issued the following update on his recent activities:
"The project with [PEARL JAM bassist] Jeff [Ament], Mike and [drummer] Richard [Stuverud] sort of has a southern rock classic sound, a bit of the ROLLING STONES vibe, a little jam band vibe on some songs… Some groovy funky tunes, a few beautiful ballads… about 14 songs.. Jeff on bass, Richard on drums and me on guitar on half of it… then Mike showed up and we rocked out about 7 more with him on guitar also… 15 songs... Richard and I do all the vocals… I got to play a little slide guitar also... There is one song has a stones vibe with African drums made out of tree trunks… Jeff lives on the side of a mountain overlooking a valley, it was so peaceful there and the love was awesome... We have to do a final tweak before it gets mixed… We have no name yet or a release date... Hopefully with all the [PEARL JAM] fans online, it will help promote the KING'S X stuff and get a few folks to check out the KING'S X web site... Tentatively called MONTANA maybe... It's all good!
"Reb Beach (WINGER) and I were asked to make a CD of '80s-type music for a European label (Frontiers Records). So far we have 6 songs… They sound like BON JOVI, DOKKEN, WHITESNAKE, sort of. But with my twist for vocals... Reb wrote the songs and they are really good songs... We hope to get it finished after Reb comes back of tour with WHITESNAKE… Tentative title of the project? DEVIL'S CHILDREN.
"Jerry moved to New Jersey to be with his love... We miss him but we understand... And it wont change anything with KING'S X.
"Ty and I have hooked up with Randall amps to endorse their new product. MTS series... Free gear! Yeas!!!!
"My POUNDHOUND? Well, I am going to just call it ... working title… 'Emotional Animal'. I mixed it at my studio but I just purchased some new mixing software and a new compressor. So I am waiting for it to be sent to me (FedEx)… Then I should have it finished before we head out for the next tour.
"I am planning 2 videos, Hal Sparks committed to do one and I have a new video guy who wants to do another one for free!
"The live KING'S X is done! Working title? 'King's X Live All Over The Place'. It's a double CD. No overdubs, so at times is really rough but has lots of vibe.. Most all live CDs are mostly overdubbed. That's why they sound so perfect… After I learned this, I didn't feel so bad about my performance on this live one... This CD shows our flaws and magic... Hopefully y'all will like it....I dug out about 200 live pics for the CD also… Many candid shots... So hopefully there will be a big booklet in the CD packaging...
"I am writing tunes (demos) for the next CD also to add to the 4 songs we have already, which are 'Allison', 'Fly', 'Open My Eyes' and 'If'… We are doing it like we used to in the early days, some old demos and lots of new stuff... Hopefully this is what you die-hards are waiting for.... [Producer] Michael Wagener has been awesome working with... The next tour.... We hope to do the 4 new songs on tour.... A sort of sneak peek...
"We are talking to Atlantic about re mastering and re releasing the first 4 CDs in a box set with an extra CD of a rehearsal… the first one before the last tour... It's funny and will be a treat for the fans we hope... This project is in just the talking phase right now..."