Dream Theater experienced a drastic shift in 2010 when drummer Mike Portnoy announced his departure from the legendary band. Portnoy's plan was to take a temporary break from Dream Theater, but the group chose to cut all ties with their longtime drummer. Despite the drama, Portnoy has just revealed that he would rejoin Dream Theater "in a heartbeat."
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess may utilize traditional release methods with his band, but he's thinking outside of the box for his latest solo project. The musician has been working on both piano-based and orchestral pieces of music and he's using PledgeMusic to not only help fund the effort, but to provide a more interactive experience for his fans.
Dream Theater have spent the majority of 2013 behind closed doors working on their next studio album, but keyboardist Jordan Rudess took some time out to speak with Loudwire about the band's progress on their upcoming disc, how drummer Mike Mangini is adjusting to the group after one record cycle under his belt, the group's future tour plans and the fan-voted victory of Dream Theater's 'Images & Words' album in Loudwire's March Metal Madness. Check out our interview with Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess below:
Though there had been talk of a spring release, Dream Theater have nailed down a Nov. 5 street date for their upcoming concert video, 'Live At Luna Park.' The group decided to share the experience of performing for their large South American fan base during two special nights in Bueno Aires, Argentina last year.
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess is one of the most respected musicians at his instrument in the music industry, but he's not content to stay static with only playing the keyboards. Perhaps that is what has made him a master at his craft. In recent years, Rudess has expanded his musical boundaries to include the creation of several musical apps, which has put him at the forefront of yet another industry.