Progressive Rock supergroup Sons of Apollo featuring 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 getting ready to release their new studio album, MMXX (pronounced: 20/20) via InsideOut Music. The band just dropped their new video, the Christian Rios-directed video for the album’s third single, ‘Desolate July,’ a tribute to musician David Z who tragically passed away in 2017.
The band comments:
“From the few seconds of hearing this song, it guided me to write the lyrics about our dear friend and colleague, David Z. David was one of the greatest, funniest and kindest humans I have ever known, he had friendships with most all of us in SOA, but Mike and I were certainly the closest. I thought it fitting to include this tribute to him from us in this haunting, incredible body of music.” – Jeff Scott Soto
“This video is a great tribute to our dear friend David Z. Jeff and I were particularly close with him and I was honored that Jeff invited me to sing the harmonies with him on the Choruses for us to both share our love for our friend that was tragically taken from us way too soon.” – Mike Portnoy