Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles spoke to Derek Sherinian about his new solo work Oceana and his work with Black Country Communion. Derek also commented on Mike Portnoy’s leaving Dream Theater. Oceana is now available for pre-order on amazon.
You can read the full interview here, here’s a few questions:
Bravewords.com: You’ve worked with Dream Theater. What was your reaction to Mike Portnoy leaving the band?
Sherinian: “I’ve always known that there was tension between the members and there was talk of Mike leaving when I was in the band, but when he actually did it I was a bit surprised. I just did a couple of festival shows with BCC and Dream Theater were also on the bill. It was great seeing them and they seemed to be in great spirits with their new drummer (Mike Mangini). I’ve also talked to Mike (Portnoy) and he’s in great spirits with all of his doings, so I think it worked out for the better.”
Bravewords.com: Will you continue to make solo records or concentrate on your work with BCC?
Sherinian: “As long as I’m breathing I’ll make solo records. I have so many different things going on and that’s the great thing about my career at this point. When BCC is happening I focus on that, if there’s no scheduling conflicts I tour with Billy Idol, and when there’s months off I’m either writing or recording for my solo records. There’s never any down time, but I’m the happiest when I’m busy.”
Again, full interview here.
It has also been announced that BCC will be releasing their first DVD and Blu-ray—it’ll be called Live Over Europe and is comprised of performances from Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin in Germany.
It will include 18 songs, a behind-the-scenes feature, and a collector’s booklet. Here’s more from TalkTunesWorld.com.
Source: Bravewords.com, TalkTunesWorld.com