- interview with Andrew Bansal at http://metalassault.com
his work in progressive rock band King’s X, solo albums as well as
guest appearances with a multitude of other artists and bands over the
past two decades, legendary bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick of King’s X has
now started a new project with blues rock solo artist Eric Gales on
guitar and Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta fame on the drums. Their
self-titled debut album is set to release on February 12th via Magna
Carta Records. A couple of days ago, I had the absolute pleasure of
talking to Dug about this album, his solo material, gear and other
things. Enjoy the chat below, and visit the PGP’s artist page on Magna
I was just listening to the Pinnick Gales Pridgen album, and I
must say that all tunes are sounding pretty impressive so far. First of
all, tell me how this collaboration came about.
Well, Mike Varney from Magna Carta called me up and asked whether I’d
be interested in doing a project with Thomas and Eric, and I said yes.
So he put the studio up in the north of San Francisco, we went up there
for ten days and did the record!