Supergroup BPMD to release debut album ‘American Made’ on June 12

Shortly following the recent announcement of its signing with Napalm Records, BPMD—the new supergroup featuring heavy metal icons Bobby Blitz (Overkill) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)—have announced its debut album, "American Made," will be released June 12 via Napalm Records. A press release describes the record... Continue Reading →

Sons of Apollo launch video for ‘Desolate July’

Sons of Apollo—former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, 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)—are ringing in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album, appropriately titled "MMXX" (pronounced: 20/20).... Continue Reading →

Sons of Apollo to release new album, ‘MMXX,’ on Jan. 17, tour to start Jan. 24

Sons of Apollo—former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, 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)—will release their second studio album, "MMXX" (pronounced: 20/20) on Jan. 17, 2020, via InsideOutMusic/Sony. Produced by Portnoy and Sherinian, "MMXX" will... Continue Reading →

REVISITED: Dream Theater’s ‘Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory’ (1999)

By Greg Maki — Released Oct. 26, 1999 (Elektra) — A ticking metronome. A voice. Soft, comforting, yet firm, in control. “Close your eyes and begin to relax.” A hypnotherapist. He puts his subject under, leads him back through time to find a girl waiting for him. And so begins Dream Theater’s concept album, “Metropolis... Continue Reading →

Sons of Apollo release ‘Alive’ video, add more U.S. tour dates

Sons of Apollo—former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, 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)—have released the Vicente Cordero-directed video today for “Alive” from their debut album, Psychotic Symphony. In touring news, the band launched its first-ever world tour last week in Tampa,... Continue Reading →

Sons of Apollo announce first U.S. tour dates

Sons of Apollo—consisting of former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, 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)—will hit the road in 2018 for their first-ever worldwide tour, kicking off Feb. 3 in Tampa, Florida, as... Continue Reading →

Sons of Apollo launch debut track ‘Signs of the Time’

Last week saw the announcement of Sons of Apollo, the new band featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, 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 due for release... Continue Reading →

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