Dream Theater founder and guitarist John Petrucci is undoubtedly one of metal's most admired and beloved musicians. Although the band has been around since 1985, Dream Theater continue to prove that they walk the thin line of experimental creativity. Petrucci recently spoke with Pollstar about why the band is bigger overseas, their replacement for longtime drummer Mike Portnoy and much more.
Dream Theater and Trivium were touring together last year, and although the tour has ended, it seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. During the tour, Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci teamed up for a four part web series for guitar players. The first segment of ‘Talking With John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Matt Heafy of Trivium’ is now available for guitar geeks and music enthusiasts alike!
New Year's resolutions: Most people don't live up to them, but everyone makes 'em -- even your favorite hard rockers. How do we know? Thanks to the good people at Noisecreep, who asked a long list of rock's heaviest hitters to share their plans for 2012, including Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale, Skillet vocalist John Cooper and Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack.
Progressive metal masters Dream Theater have waited a long, long time to hear that they've been nominated for a Grammy Award, but last night, the 26-year wait was put to an end. 'On the Backs of Angels' from their 2011 release 'A Dramatic Turn of Events' put Dream Theater among the nominees for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance award.
It's official! The nominees have been announced for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, with Mastodon, Megadeth, Dream Theater and the Foo Fighters capturing nominations for the newly formed Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category - which combines the old Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance categories.