Derek Sherinian, attuale tastierista di Yngwie Malmsteen, ha fatto uscire un comunicato con le sue scuse per lo sfogo avuto a causa dei tumulti scoppiati in Brasile l’altro giorno:
“First of all, I want to apologize to the city of Porto Allegre for my insulting comments. Despite my disapointment in the crowd’s support to Osama Bin Laden, and hatred for my country, my comments only added fuel to a fire that I wish never existed in the first place. I have played Monsters of Rock in Brazil in 1996 with ALICE COOPER, and In 1998 with DREAM THEATER. I LOVE Brazil, and I LOVE the Brazilian people. I want to play here in the future. I am asking you to consider that this is a extremely sensitive time for my country right now. Think about the children and families who lost their loved ones in the World Trade Center tragedy. America was NOT the only victim. Many Brazilians, among innocent people from many other countries, were killed by this heinous act of terror. I am not a politician. All I care about is playing music, and taking the music to the people around the world. I will not judge the country of Brazil, or even the city of Porto Allegre just by the actions of the crowd. We are ALL part of the human race, and the universal language between us is the music.
Sincerely, Derek Sherinian”