One in particular is getting a lot of attention. Sons Of Apollo features Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Jeff Scott Soto and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Mike, Billy and Derek had already worked together with a short-lived instrumental project with Tony McAlpine, and Derek was in Dream Theater at one point with Mike. Mike is in the Winery Dogs with Billy so it all comes full circle. “Signs Of The Time” is the first single from their debut album “Psychotic Symphony”, which will be out on October 20th.
Derek Sherinian is also a member of Black Country Communion, another ‘supergroup’ of sorts with Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa and Jason Bonham. The quartet has has some ‘personally differences’ in the past, so many thought a new album would never happen. “Collide” is from their forthcoming album “BCCIV” which drops of September 22nd.
I rarely get personal or emotional on the air, but several friends of mine needed to hear a special dedication. Over the past weeks two friends of mine have been battling advanced stages of cancer; colon and pancreatic cancer. Both are fighting like true Warriors and I'm very proud of them. Last week, two of my friends were diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. While listening to Spotify, I found the perfect song for them; “Fight The Good Fight” by Truimph goes out to them. Also to survivors like me – I’m 12 years cancer free - and to who have lost ones to it as dealing with survival and loss is also an on-going battle.
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Rob Zombie - Dragula
Adrenaline Mob - Mob Is Back
Metallica - Moth Into Flame
Accept – What’s Done Is Done
Sons Of Apollo - Signs Of The Time
Winery Dogs - Time Machine
Quiet Riot - Still Wild
Black Country Communion - Collide
Glenn Hughes - I've Got You Under My Skin
Blaze Bayley - Endure And Survive
Iron Maiden - Reach Out
Alter Bridge - Metalingus
Motorhead - Heroes
Triumph - Fight The Good Fight
Warlock - I Rule The Ruins
L.A. Guns - Sticky Fingers
Y&T - Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
Danger Danger - Rock America
Danger Danger - When She's Good She's Good
Aerosmith - Kings And Queens
Kiss - I
Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf
Heart - Beautiful Broken
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