Derek Sherinian


1989-1995 Alice Cooper - keyboards, backing vocals  
1995-1998 Dream Theater - keyboards  
1996- Derek Sherinian - keyboards  
1997-2000 Platypus - keyboards  
1999- Planet X - keyboards  
2001-2004 Yngwie Malmsteen - keyboards  
2002- Jughead - keyboards  
2007-2008 Yngwie Malmsteen - keyboards  
2010-2013 Black Country Communion - keyboards  
2011- Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian - keyboards  

Studio musician

NA- Semantic Saturation - keyboards  
2010 Relocator - keyboards  
2013 Timo Tolkki's Avalon - keyboards  

Live musician

1992 KISS - keyboards, backing vocals  
1994-1995 Dream Theater - keyboards  
2013-2014 Joe Bonamassa - keyboards  

Guest musician

1998 Explorers Club - keyboards  
2002 Shaman - keyboards  
2003 Section A - keyboards  
2003 Aina - keyboards  
2004 House Of Lords - keyboards  
2007 Sandalinas - keyboards  
2007 Ayreon - keyboards  
2009 Taka Minamino - keyboards  
2013 Julia Kosterova - keyboards  
2015 J - keyboards  

Personal information

Born on: 25.08.1966
Official website

Derek Sherinian (Laguna Beach, CA - August 25, 1966) is a rock keyboardist who has toured and recorded for Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiss, and Alice In Chains. He was also a member of Dream Theater and is the founder of the instrumental metal-fusion band Planet X. His solo albums feature several prominent artists, including Slash, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, John Sykes, Billy Sheehan and Al Di Meola. Sherinian is a member of the supergroup Black Country Communion.

Sherinian has been called the "King of the Keys" by Guitar World magazine and the "Caligula of Keyboards" by Alice Cooper. His influences include Elton John, Keith Emerson, Jan Hammer, and a variety of guitarists. He is an American of Greek-Armenian descent and has a special interest in Armenian history.