Mike Portnoy discusses the motivation for his Instrumental Inspirations project in a promotion clip from the DVD below.
He teamed up with Billy Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine and former Dream Theater bandmate Derek Sherinian to explore some of the music they love most.
Drummer Portnoy explains: “Instrumental music has always been a genre I’ve always loved. At this phase in my career I wanted to a project that was another instrumental band.
“We’re playing music that all of us have grown up listening to, or music some of us have collaborated on in the past. So it’s old music that was under our fingertips and in our heads.
“This lineup was so obvious. It just seemed like the dream lineup to do a new instrumental project.”
Instrumental Inspirations is available now from www.drumchannel.com