Wednesday, July 26, 2006


A true keyboard legend, Derek Sherinian he has appeared with Alice Cooper, Kiss, Dream Theater and currently part of Billy Idol's band. All this and his solo albums plus Planet X.

1. What are you currently up to? (E.g. touring/studio, etc.)

I am currently on tour with Billy Idol, and promoting my new CD "Blood Of The Snake"

2. Could you take us through the songs (e.g. ideas behind the songs) on the new album 'Blood of the Snake' (including the wonderful ocver of 'In The Summertime'!)...

Summertime was my favorite song when I was a kid. One day, Billy started singing it at rehearsal, and we decided to cover it for my record. We brought Slash in to play guitar, and he sounded awesome. We just shot a video for Summertime. The rest of the music is instrumental metal/fusion. There is one other vocal song called "Man With No Name" that features Zakk Wylde on vocals and guitgar. It is very Black Sabbath influenced.

3. How did you get the gig with Billy Idol and how has the current European tour been going? Are there many keyboards parts to do with his music as it is very guitar led.

The tour has been going great! Billy is always fun to work with. There are a lot of keyboards on his classic hits.

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