3 Members of Dream Theater Offer Their Top 10 Albums Of 2011!

 
Our annual roundup of Top 10 lists has been posted, and as usual, it's a mixture of picks from staffers and artists. Three members of Dream Theater offered lists this year, and in case you don't want to dig through the site looking for them, here are some handy links. Guitarist John Petrucci gave the nod to a wide variety of bands and artists, including labelmates Opeth, Trivium and Young the Giant, but also Adele, Bon Iver and comedy glam-rockers Steel Panther.
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Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess Names Five Albums That Changed His Life

 
In a new interview for Noisecreep, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess has named five albums that changed his life. Among the descriptions of his five choices (which we're not going to reveal here): "The combination of the energy, the harmonies and intricate chord changes, opened up my mind to the possibilities of what I could do with a keyboard." "It literally sounded like his guitar was talking.
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EXCLUSIVE - Dream Theater Lyric Video Contest Winners!

 
Back in September, we announced a contest: Create a lyric video for a song from Dream Theater's latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, and you'd win a copy of the CD signed by all five members of the band. We got a lot of entries, and we've finally sat down and chosen the five that truly impressed us. Now, the five prizes are identical, so these clips aren't in order from #5 to #1.
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Video: Dream Theater's John Petrucci Interviewed By iGuitar Online Magazine

 
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently sat for a lengthy interview when the band was playing in Wolverhampton, England, and the whole thing - along with an in-depth feature about him and the band - is part of the latest issue of iGuitar online magazine. To read the story and watch the whole 27 and a half minute interview, go here, but you can see a short clip below. .
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Video: Two-Part Interview With Dream Theater's John Petrucci

 
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently sat for an extensive interview with the Canadian website WatchMojo.com. In this first of two clips, he discusses the band's latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, what the band's goals were in making the record, and where he sees it fitting into the band's discography. Here's a second clip, in which Petrucci discusses former drummer Mike Portnoy's departure from a very personal standpoint, and discusses the audition process by which Mike Mangini joined the group: .
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