Groove – Episode #85: dUg Pinnick
I had heard of the band King’s X a few times in the mid-eighties. I was on the cusp of becoming a music journalist, and the entire genre of rock music enraptured me. Everything from The Who, Rush, and Led Zeppelin, to KISS and beyond.
In 1989, my world was rocked by the King’s X album, Gretchen Goes To Nebraska. It was just something about the power that came from these three unique individuals, and a band that was – once again – re-envisioning what rock and roll could be with a very progressive and heavy slant.
dUg Pinnick is not just an incredible bass player, but he is a unique singer and songwriter. Look no further than the vast discography of Kings X. It starts in 1988’s Out of the Silent Planet and bleeds all the way to 2008 with XV.
If you don’t get enough out of the 15+ King’s X albums, dUg has also recorded four solo albums. He’s been a part of numerous side projects and has had multiple guest appearances on a myriad of songs and albums.
dUg is one of the most respected musicians and bass players on the scene today. King’s X will be hitting the road (virus permitting) in the UK later this year. dUg is also busy promoting his latest solo effort, Joy Bomb.
Enjoy the conversation…