I know this might come as a surprise, but King’s X frontman Doug “dUg” Pinnick has formed yet another side-project, this time with former Dokken guitarist and Lynch Mob founder George Lynch and Korn drummer Ray Luzier. Sometimes I think Pinnick is trying to contest James Brown’s title as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” In this trailer, the trio introduces the song “Gun Fight” as they talk about how they got together, their writing process, and how putting together a “supergroup” that looks good on paper sometimes just doesn’t work.
When you have musicians of this calibre, the instrumentation is obviously going to be top-shelf. And it should come as no surprise that the song itself has a definite groove, something Pinnick has become known for with his involvement in any project. But while the whole is often less than the sum of its parts with collaborations like this one, KXM may well be the exception if the rest of the songs are as strong as “Gun Fight.”
Check out the KXM website to find out more about the project and the upcoming debut album. I’m definitely going to keep my eye on this one.