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Dug Pinnick: New King’s X Album In The Works
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Dug Pinnick: New King’s X Album In The Works

Last month we reported that Dug Pinnick was stepping down from the MC5 50th Anniversary tour this year, saying there was no drama but he was “not the right guy for the job.” However, the busy bassist is wasting no time in getting to work. In an interview with Rock Titan, he revealed that King’s X has committed to making...

Dug Pinnick Steps Down From MC5 50th Anniversary Tour, Billy Gould Steps In
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Dug Pinnick Steps Down From MC5 50th Anniversary Tour, Billy Gould Steps In

Wayne Kramer’s MC5 tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams has gotten a bit of a shakeup. Fronted by Kramer, the band was scheduled to be filled out with King’s X bassist Dug Pinnick, but he’s left the tour. Faith No More’s Billy Gould will now fill in on the entire outing. Pinnick commented on the switch...

Dug Pinnick Releases “Tribute to Jimi: (Often Imitated but Never Duplicated)”
New Albums

Dug Pinnick Releases “Tribute to Jimi: (Often Imitated but Never Duplicated)”

Jimi Hendrix inspired countless musicians to pick up their instruments and become better at their craft. One of those musicians was Dug Pinnick, who has just released a new tribute album to the legendary guitarist. Tribute to Jimi: (Often Imitated but Never Duplicated) covers eight of Hendrix’s most iconic songs including “Fire”, “Purple Haze”, “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, and more....

Dug Pinnick Joins MC5 Kick Out The Jams 50th Anniversary Tour
Concerts & Tours

Dug Pinnick Joins MC5 Kick Out The Jams 50th Anniversary Tour

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The MC5’s seminal album Kick Out The Jams, and Wayne Kramer is going to celebrate it in style. The guitarist, who founded the band in 1964, has assembled an incredible band for the MC50th Anniversary tour featuring Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, Zen Guerilla singer Marcus Durant, and King’s X...

Tech 21 and dUg Pinnick Team Up For DP-3X Signature Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 and dUg Pinnick Team Up For DP-3X Signature Pedal

dUg Pinnick has a new signature pedal from Tech 21 called the DP-3X that will be debuted at the Winter NAMM Show. The unit is a compact adaptation of his Ultra Bass 1000 head from the company, who says that both pieces of gear recreate the sound Pinnick developed in the ’80s that merges high-end distortion with low-end bass. The...

Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album
New Albums

Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album

Metal Allegiance’s self-titled debut album, featuring some prominent metal bassists, has arrived. The core group includes Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and songwriter/bassist Mark Menghi, drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament). The metal supergroup pulled in some bass heavyweights for a little extra thunder. Rex Brown (Pantera/Kill Devil Hill) appears on the bass-heavy track...

Pinnick Gales Pridgen Release Second Album, “PGP 2”
New Albums

Pinnick Gales Pridgen Release Second Album, “PGP 2”

The collaboration between bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick (King’s X), guitarist/vocalist Eric Gales (Lauryn Hill) and drummer Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta), known collectively as Pinnick Gales Pridgen, was too good not to keep alive for a second album. The music on runs the gamut, ranging from psychedelic blues to progressive soul and hard rock. And although the trio loves playing together,...

King’s X: We Were Born To Be Loved
Bass Videos

King’s X: We Were Born To Be Loved

Today we’re celebrating DUg Pinnick’s birthday with the live music video for the King’s X tune “We Were Born to Be Loved.” Taken from the DVD Pinnick lays out some tasty bass with his signature tone while feeding off the crowd’s energy.

dUg Pinnick Releases “Naked”
New Albums

dUg Pinnick Releases “Naked”

Hot on the heels of his new trio’s debut album, bassist and King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick is stepping out on his own again a solo effort entitled Naked on RockArmy Records. The deeply personal album is nothing but Pinnick, who wrote, played, recorded, and produced the entire album in his Los Angeles home studio. Naked is packed with 11...

Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Collateral Damage
Bass Videos

Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Collateral Damage

Earlier this year, the badass power rock trio of dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales, and Thomas Pridgen teamed up and released their self-titled debut album. Now they have a music video for “Collateral Damage,” which is underpinned by Pinnick’s ballsy bass tone. Dig it.