Full Name: Derek Sherinian
Official Website: Derek Sherinian.com
Equipment Used: Very extensive, please visit his site.
Status in Dream Theater: Keyboardist (fired)
DT Discography: A Change of Seasons, Falling Into Infinity, Once in a LIVEtime.
Other Bands: Platypus, Planet X, solo albums.
Derek Sherinian "fun facts"
- Played piano since he was 5.
- Went to berklee.
- Played with Alice Cooper and Kiss before getting into prog.
- Has been called "The Caligula of Keyboards" by Alice Cooper.
- Auditioned for Dream Theater after he was told by a bandmember from the Cooper Band that they had an opening.
- Was originally hired only to tour with Dream Theater as a temporary replacement for Kevin Moore, but was made a full-time member.
- Was a part of the John Myung side-project "Platypus" which evolved into "The Jelly Jam" without him.
- His first solo album was called Planet X, since then the band he played with has started their own career, under the name Planet X!.
- Also can play guitar and bass.