Doug (AKA dUg) Pinnick, the bassist and vocalist of hard rock lifers King’s X has announced a new solo record, Joy Bomb, due October 15. The album is Pinnick’s fifth solo album and his first since 2013’s Naked.
“Joy Bomb is a collection of tunes I've been writing for the last two years,” says Pinnick. “The pandemic has made me go deeper into myself and how to deal with everything and everyone in a new way. These songs are all about truth the way I see it, and I'm thankful that at 71 I can still make music that hopefully matters. Joy Bomb is my latest offer.”
Outside of his solo work, the busy singer and bassist has also been at work reprising his Grinder Blues project – a power trio completed by guitarist/drummer siblings The Bihlman Brothers.
Pinnick has cited ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres as a key influence on that project, and the band is releasing their second album El Dos on September 24.
The trio have already teased early single Who Wants A Spankin (above). It's a heavy hitting, blues-rock beast with a title that sounds like it was penned by Steel Panther, however Pinnick has said the song was actually inspired by an argument guitarist Jabo Bihlman had with his young daughters.
You can check out the Grinder Blues track in the video above and while there’s no music yet for Joy Bomb, you can see the tracklist and cover art for Pinnick's new solo record below.
Joy Bomb track list
- Jon Boy
- A Long Way From Home
- Key Changer
- Equally Divided
- I Can’t Fight This Feeling
- Like A Wolf
- Social Distancing
- Love And Fear
- Long Live Love
- The Poison
- Making Sense Of The Bones
- Like A Wolf (Reprise)
Joy Bomb is available to preorder now.