New Derek Sherinian interview: http://proglodytes.com/2017/08/04/i...an-dream-theater-planet-x-and-sons-of-apollo/ 'The dream was to always be in a cool rock band, not a prog rock band. DT was a great vehicle for me to gain international recognition, but I never envisioned myself growing old with those guys…ok, maybe Portnoy John found his cyborg soulmate in Jordan, and now Mike and I have Sons Of Apollo- everyone wins in the end!' 'Planet X was the result of me getting fired from DT, and wanting to form a technically superior band to stick it in their ass!! [...] Planet X broke harmonic and rhythmic ground for sure. To this day, I haven’t heard anything sicker instrumentally.' About Sons Of Apollo: 'I have been prodding Mike for the last five years to do this, as it always seemed like an obvious move to me. After being in the same band for 25 years, I get that Mike wanted to diversify and play with many different people, but now it is time for him to reclaim the throne of the genre that he invented. I am at his side to make sure that happens.' 'Sons Of Apollo is a very collaborative effort where everyone is encouraged to contribute. I brought a finished musical piece and many other starting points. We then went in the studio and put it all together. Ron Thal is an amazing writer and musician. I doubt that we will ever have a shortage of musical ideas.' Are you planning on touring? 'Extensively! SONS OF APOLLO will bring the show to as many people as possible.'