King’s X bassist speaks out on why METAL needs BASS
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
March 26, 2018
By David Sands
dUg Pinnick first strode into the public limelight in the late ’80s as the singer-bassist for King’s X, wowing fans of the prog-metal-funk band with his soulful vocals and spellbinding use of the 12-string bass. But that’s been far from the only musical outlet for the prolific musician, who’s also brought on the metal with Supershine and RAZR13, played with Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) and Richard Stuverud (Fastbacks) in Tres Mts., collaborated with a slew of artists including Carmine Appice and Dream Theater and released four of his own solo albums. These days he shows no signs of slowing down. Pinnick still active with King’s X, with whom he’s released 15 albums, as well as KXM, a hard rock group filled out by Ray Luzier (Korn) and George Lynch (Lynch Mob), and Grinder Blues, a hard rock blues trio.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with him at this year’s winter NAMM show to learn about current projects and his new signature pedal.
Watch our interview with dUg!