Countless accolades have been bestowed upon King’s X over the years, and, since their formation in 1980, they have grown to become one of the most universally admired in hard rock and heavy metal. But their story is one of many ups and downs, trials and tribulations, and periods of good and bad luck.

King’s X: The Oral History examines and explores all aspects of their history, both personally and professionally, and allows the band’s three members—singer/ bassist Doug Pinnick, guitarist Ty Tabor, and drummer Jerry Gaskill—to tell their full story for the first time. It also opens the floor to friends and collaborators, plus some of the many top rock names who are also fans of the band, including Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, The Police’s Andy Summers, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Pantera’s Rex Brown, Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Eddie Trunk, and many more.

In addition, King’s X: The Oral History explores the stories behind every single song the band have recorded over the years, while also detailing the creation of each of their twelve albums and offering insight into the influence of religion on their work. It also features memories of the band’s tours with some of rock’s biggest names—including AC/DC, Pearl Jam, and Mötley Crüe—and the events that led to their show-stopping performance at the mammoth Woodstock ’94 festival. Packed full of rare and never-before-seen photographs from throughout their career, and with a foreword by Scott Ian of Anthrax, this is the definitive companion to the band and their music.

Admired and respected by musicians and music fans alike, King’s X are one of the most acclaimed hard-rock bands in the business. Since 1988, the band—singer/bassist Doug Pinnick, guitarist Ty Tabor, and drummer Jerry Gaskill—have issued twelve studio albums, including such classics as Gretchen Goes To NebraskaFaith Hope Love, and Dogman, and achieved MTV/radio hits including Over My Head, It’s Love, and Black Flag. They remain one of rock’s finest live acts.

A special collectors edition of the book is now available, limited to only 250 copies.

Each special collector’s edition of comprises an individually numbered, hard-bound hardcover book with blind-embossed cover and spine. The book is housed in a specially made cloth-bound slipcase stamped with the King’s X logo and supplied in a custom-designed shipping carton with protective sleeve.The first fifty copies of the book will be signed by the members of King’s X. Orders will be shipped from the UK and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please click here for this special order.

To order a regular copy, click here.

Greg Prato is a journalist from Long Island, New York, whose writing has appeared in such renowned publications as Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, and Vintage Guitar. He is also the author of several popular books, including Shredders! The Oral History Of Speed Guitar (And More) and on one of his many radio appearances, which include interviews on The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show, Eddie Trunk Live, and The Ron & Fez Show.

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