Kings X Drummer Jerry Gaskill Loses Home In Hurricane Sandy
|Gaskill's 2004 solo album, Come Somewhere|
Friends thought Gaskill was going to die in February. The drummer, 55 years old, had played music the night before in New York City and didn't feel well, but he just went home. Suddenly he had a heart attack that Frost - himself a health-care professional by trade - says was beyond serious, the most serious heart attack he's ever seen anybody recover from.
But Gaskill didn't just come back, he came back stronger than ever. He married Julie, took King's X out on a successful tour with Kansas, and had studio time and airplane tickets booked to finish up that album in Nashville next month.
That's when Hurricane Sandy took away his home. So the album Gaskill started in January seems set to change dramatically in tone, in structure and especially in content. They're writing lyrics for it now, lyrics by a man who weathered two unimaginable tragedies but gained a soul mate along the way.
It could be the album of a lifetime.