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Derek Sherinian: Inertia

Read "Inertia" reviewed by John W. Patterson

(Hidden track warning . . . located in outro sector)Mission: Create killer follow-up release to monster-kewl Universe effort. Induce sales and demonstrate staying power.Mission crew: Derek crazy-keys-man Sherinian, Steve sounds-like-Jeff-Beck-fusion-era Lukathier, Simon oh-yeah-that-drums-guy Phillips, are teamed with three assorted heavy-weight-fusionjazzrock-bass-playing monsters TKennedy-n-TFranklin-n-JJohnson. Also add brief shots of fusion fiddle by Jerry The-Flock-Mahavishnu-Ork-Dregs Goodman and kick-out-the-jams tube-screamin’ axe-work by Wylde-man Zakk.Final analysis: Ten varied tracks of in-your-face fusionoid rockers and mean-edged jazzers are achieved. Mellow ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Derek Sherinian: Inertia

Read "Inertia" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Keyboard whiz Derek Sherinian has made a living as a first call session ace, performing and recording with such disparate talent as Alice Cooper and “Kiss” along with his involvement with prog-metal bands, “Dream Theater”, “Platypus” and the high octane “Planet X”. However, Inertia might represent Sherinian’s finest recorded hour to date!

Co-produced by the incomparable drummer Simon Phillips, who also lends his wares to every track, Sherinian also garners Herculean support from venerable guitarists Steve Lukather and Zakk Wylde, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Derek Sherinian: Planet X

Read "Planet X" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

California based keyboard expert Derek Sherinian has performed with diverse artists such as glam rock superstars Kiss and Alice Cooper while also being a member of the prog-metal band, Dream Theater. Recently, Sherinian offered his highly adept talents to the markedly successful Emerson, Lake & Palmer tribute disc, which was also released on the Magna Carta label. Here, on Planet X, Sherinian along with seasoned session aces, guitarist Brett Garsed, bassist Tony Franklin and -new kid on the block-, drumming ...


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