RELEASES NEW ALBUM
V O R T E X
Simon PHILLIPS, Nuno BETTENCOURT, Michael SCHENKER, Joe BONAMASSA, Zakk WYLDE, Steve LUKATHER, Steve STEVENS, BUMBLEFOOT, Tony FRANKLIN, Mike STERN
TO LISTEN IN ITS ENTIRETY
Keyboardist Derek Sherinian has more than made a name for himself. After all, MusicRadar.com deemed him “A true shredder, his virtuoso playing has seen him dubbed the keyboard-playing version of Eddie Van Halen,” in 2020. Moreover, in 2021 he was voted Greatest Keyboardist Of The 21st Century, and the eighth Greatest of All Time by the same site, and Prog Magazine saw him voted the ninth Greatest Keyboardist Ever.
But then you don’t rack up a resumé such as his without some serious chops, having worked with the likes of Dream Theater, Black Country Communion, Billy Idol, Whitesnake - David Coverdale stating in 2020 “Derek plays like the son of Jon Lord”, - Kiss, current band Sons Of Apollo, and Alice Cooper - who in 1989 called him the “Caligula of keyboards”. The new studio album from world acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion), ‘Vortex’, is out today!
On the new album Sherinian is once again joined by legendary drummer Simon Phillips, who co-wrote and co-produced the album, as well as Tony ‘The Fretless Monster’ Franklin, on bass.
Derek has this to say about the release of the album:
“Simon and I have found the ultimate blend of rock, prog, and fusion on VORTEX, enjoy!”
"VORTEX is one of this year's must-have records for musicians and fans of virtuoso rock." Says CLASSIC ROCK.
Featuring an ALL-STAR CAST!
Simon PHILLIPS, Nuno BETTENCOURT,
Michael SCHENKER, Joe BONAMASSA,
Zakk WYLDE, Steve LUKATHER,
Steve STEVENS, BUMBLEFOOT,
Tony FRANKLIN, Mike STERN
Buy or stream the album here: https://dereksherinian.lnk.to/Vortex
Also available at amazon.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Project Album Year
Solo Planet X 1999
Solo Inertia 2001
Solo Black Utopia 2003
Solo Mythology 2004
Solo Blood of the Snake 2006
Solo Molecular Heinosity 2009
Solo Oceana 2011
Solo The Phoenix 2020
Solo Vortex 2022
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons (EP) 1995
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity 1997
Dream Theater Once in a LIVEtime (CD) 1998
Dream Theater 5 Years in a Livetime (VHS/DVD) 1998
Planet X Universe 2000
Planet X Live from Oz 2002
Planet X MoonBabies 2002
Planet X Quantum 2007
Black Country Communion Black Country 2010
Black Country Communion 2 2011
Black Country Communion Afterglow 2012
Black Country Communion BCCIV 2017
Sons of Apollo Psychotic Symphony 2017
Sons of Apollo MMXX 2020
Whitesnake The Rock Album 2020
Whitesnake Love Songs 2020
Michael Schenker Group Immortal 2021
Alice Cooper The Last Temptation 1994
Alice Cooper Classicks 1995
Yngwie Malmsteen Attack!! 2002
Yngwie Malmsteen Perpetual Flame 2008
Billy Idol Devil's Playground 2005
Billy Idol The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself 2008
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS
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LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!
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The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
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