And BILLY IDOL Join DEREK SHERINIAN For 'In The
Summertime' Video - July 5, 2006
N' ROSES guitarist Slash and Billy
Idol are featured in keyboardist Derek
Sherinian's (ex-DREAM THEATER, YNGWIE
MALMSTEEN) first video off his new album, "Blood
of the Snake" — a cover of MUNGO
JERRY's "In the Summertime".
Shot on location in Los Angeles with director Chad
Michael Ward of Digital Apocalypse
Studios, "In the Summertime"
captures the loose, happy-go-lucky spirit of
the original, while getting an injection of Idol's
gritty vocals and Slash's always sweet
Capitalizing on Ward's penchant for
creating a dark atmosphere, "In the
Summertime" portrays the song in a
different, but ultimately resounding light.
"The concept was very basic — five guys
in a rehearsal room playing the song with some
hot chicks hanging around," explains Sherinian.
"It was very cool to see Billy and
Slash together for the video. Everyone
had a great time at the shoot."
Check out pictures from the video shoot at this
On an album filled with guests ranging from Zakk
Wylde to Yngwie Malmsteen, Sherinian's
"Blood of the Snake" is yet
another brilliant release from Sherinian
into the combined worlds of fusion, prog, and
metal. For Sherinian, the pleasure of
doing "In the Summertime" was
"'In The Summertime' was my
favorite song when I was 3," acknowledges
Sherinian. "Billy started
singing it one day at soundcheck, and we
started jamming on it. We agreed it would be a
great song to cover one day. Slash was
the perfect guitarist for this track. I think
that 'In the Summertime' is a great,
timeless song. The timing is perfect to do a
remake, and the combination of Billy
and Slash is very cool."
Look for "In the Summertime"
to hit major video outlets soon.
"Blood of the Snake" is
scheduled for release on August 1 via InsideOut