‘What You Make It: The Authorized Biography of Doug Pinnick’ is 1-year old today! And what a year it’s been. Without doubt, the highlight was getting to experience more directly than ever the ardent devotion of dUg’s fans. It’s never-ending.
But passion will only get you so far, and one of the biggest things dUg’s fans have in common with the man himself is kindness. Add a good dose of fun on both sides and a special bond is formed. It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity being along for the ride.
More importantly, since ‘What You Make It’s’ release, King’s X signed with Golden Robot Records and has been in Pasadena, Calif., at Blacksound Studio, with Michael Parnin making its first album in 11 years.
Once its final touches are in place, King’s X hits the road, crisscrossing the northeast US during the summer before heading to Europe for the month of September. A trio of Texas dates already scheduled for mid-November could coincide with the new record’s release, but that is just this writer’s speculation.
Between Europe and Texas, dUg heads out for the second leg of the Experience Hendrix tour, having garnered rave reviews during the first leg for his show-stealing set with Joe Satriani and Kenny Aronoff.
With this much action ahead, I want to take advantage of the current calm to thank you all for buying ‘What You Make It,’ telling your friends about it, posting about it…everything.
It’s been beyond anything I expected.
If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, you can buy ‘What You Make It’ here. And fittingly enough, given that we’re on the cusp of what could end up being King’s X biggest year in decades, there’s a band biography available as well. Read ‘em both!
See you out there.