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Simon Phillips and Michael Schenker to feature on new Derek Sherinian album

Derek Sherinian
(Image credit: Derek Sherinian)

Sons Of Apollo keyboard player Derek Sherinian has announced he has commenced work on. anew solo album with drummer Simon Phillips. Sherinian released the acclaimed The Phoenix last year, his ninth solo album working again with long-time collaborator, Protocol and former Toto drummer Simon Phillips.

The upcoming album will also feature guitar legend Michael Schenker. Sherinian recently guested on Schenker's recent album Immortal. "To be working with Michael Schenker and Simon brings me back to 1980 when I was 13 listening to the first MSG record."

Of the Immortal album, Schenker commented: “Derek and myself trading solos, it sounds unexpected and beyond my expectation, absolutely fantastic.” Other guest guitarists for the album will be announced at a later date.

The new album will be released in 2022.

Previously Sherinian has released videos for Empyrean Skies and Them Changes as well as releasing a documentary about the making of The Phoenix.

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.