Guitarist/vocalist Milan Polak has teamed up once again with guitarist extraordinaire Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns n’ Roses, Asia) to release the single “The Future Is Now!”. The song features bassist Billy Sheehan (Sons Of Apollo, Winery Dogs, Steve Vai), Derek Sherinian (Sons Of Apollo, Billy Idol, ex-Dream Theater), and drummer Kyle Hughes (Bumblefoot).
The song is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers, with proceeds being donated to ChildMind.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning. This is not their first collaboration; already in 2015, Bumblefoot & Milan Polak released a charity song called “Devil On My Shoulder,” featuring David Ellefson of Megadeth and Thomas Lang.
“Just like its predecessor, the song is about battling your daily demons that could be anything from procrastination to depression to anxiety, and anything in between which, especially in the current worldwide situation, has exploded to new highs,” says Milan Polak.
For over two decades, Ron and Milan have appeared side-by-side on multiple guitar comp and tribute albums. In 2011 Ron laid a guest solo on Milan’s song “End of Time” for the Japan disaster relief benefit album “Embrace The Sun.”
“Ron is an amazing guitarist, fantastic singer, and great producer. It’s always a treat to work with him,” says Milan. “And to have Billy Sheehan & Derek Sherinian join us is a huge honor and a dream come true…”
“Milan is such a killer singer, guitarist, songwriter, and long-time friend. I’m so happy to have this musical family together with Kyle and my Sons Of Apollo bandmates – I hope everyone
enjoys this song and supports ChildMind.org with us, thank you!!” says Ron.
Milan Polak – lead & backing vocals, guitars, synths & loops
Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal – additional guitars and 2nd guitar solo, backing vocals
Billy Sheehan – bass
Derek Sherinian – keyboard
Kyle Hughes – drums
Produced by Milan Polak & Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal
Mixed & mastered by Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal