2017, Features, Interviews — November 27, 2017 at 6:03 pm

Mike Portnoy of Sons of Apollo (Video Interview)

Photo: Robert Smith

“I’ve kind of strayed away from the progressive metal genre for the last seven years since I left Dream Theater. So I guess for me this line up is a chance to dip my toes back into that world.”

From Release: The new supergroup featuring members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns ‘N Roses, and Journey. For the past few months, rumours have been circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Now, the time has come to make the grand and highly anticipated introduction to their new band, SONS OF APOLLO. Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian have joined forces with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). Their debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, is out now!

While in Sydney before his Shattered Fortress show, we sat down with Mike Portnoy for a chat about the tour, the mighty Sons of Apollo, what else is happening with him, and the possibility of retirement?

Check out the video below!



Essential Information

From: USA

Band members: Mike Portnoy- Drums, Derek Sherinian- Keyboards, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal-Guitar, Billy Sheehan- Bass, Jeff Scott Soto- Vocals

Website:  http://www.sonsofapollo.com

Latest release: Psychotic Symphony – (Out Now – Sony Music Australia)




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