Derek Sherinian teams up with Steve Stevens for the The Vortex

Derek Sherinian
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Sons Of Apollo keyboard player Derek Sherinian has released a brand new visualiser video for his track The Vortex, which features some fine guitar work from Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens.

It's taken from Sherinian's upcoming solo album Vortex, which will be released through InsideOut Music on July 1.

As well as Sherinian and long-time co-writer, co-producer and drummer Simon Phillips, Vortex features former The Firm bassist Tony Franklin and as well as Stevens a host of guitar greats including  Joe BonamassaSteve LukatherZakk Wylde, Sons Of Apollo bandmate Ron “Bumblefoot” ThalMichael Schenker, Mike Stern and Nuno Bettencourt.

“The choice of guitarist works itself out in the writing,” Sherinian explains. “Also, like in the case of Steve Stevens, we co-wrote the song together, so it was natural for him to play on it.” 

Vortex is available as a limited edition 180g white vinyl LP+CD, a limited CD digipak and as a digital album.

Pre-order Vortex.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.