Dream Theater's John Petrucci Talks Pink Floyd

 
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke to the highly regarded UK music magazine MOJO about his love for Pink Floyd and the band's influence on his own band's work. Says Petrucci, "Dark Side of the Moon came along first for me when I started to get into playing guitar. I was younger so I was more into the rock and metal that was out - Zeppelin, Sabbath and AC/DC.
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Dream Theater's Mike Mangini To Host Nashville Clinic November 15

 
Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini will be hosting a clinic on November 15 at Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, Tennessee. Says Mangini, "I will be promoting the new Pure Reference Drums as well as my own practice techniques. I will perform around a 30-minute drum solo, take questions, and demonstrate sonic uses of the drums while teaching skill development ideas." For more information about the event, click here..
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Video: Dream Theater Tour Update - Orlando, FL

 
Dream Theater recorded a video update at their recent concert at the Hard Rock in Orlando, Florida, the third of their shows in that state and the last one before the three-show run in Texas that ended the first leg of their tour in support of A Dramatic Turn of Events. (Don't worry if you missed them - they'll be back.) See John Petrucci reveal how much he can bench.
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Video: Interview With Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess

 
Infectious Magazine recorded a video interview with Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess backstage at their Boston show on October 10. You can check that out below. In the clip, Rudess talks about the loyalty of their fans, and expresses admiration for new drummer Mike Mangini, both as a drummer in the studio and also as a guy who's fun to hang out with on tour.
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Video: Premier-Guitar.com Goes Through Dream Theater's John Myung's Live Rig

 
In addition to the exhaustive look they took at Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci's guitars and gear, Premier-Guitar.com also made the time, while they were backstage at the group's Rosemont, IL show, to go through bassist John Myung's equipment with his tech. At only a little over seven minutes, this isn't as amazingly in-depth as the Petrucci clip, but it's still an extremely informative virtual tour for any bassist. Check it out below! .
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Video: Premier-Guitar.com Goes Through Dream Theater's John Petrucci's Live Rig

 
Premier-Guitar.com sent a video crew to the Dream Theater show in Rosemont, IL to go through guitarist John Petrucci's rig, including all the guitars he plays onstage, the amps, and everything else. It's an exhaustive explanation that's pretty much for serious gearheads only - but if you're a Dream Theater fan, the odds are pretty good that you're also a serious gearhead, so enjoy all 17 minutes of tech talk! .
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Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess Takes You Through His Live Rig

 
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess was filmed by Keyboard magazine on October 17, when the band played Washington, DC, and you can see the footage below. He takes you through his full live rig, including the Korg synth, the iPad, the 360 degree rotating keyboard stand (with pedals attached to its base), and much, much more. Check it out! Dream Theater's tour in support of their latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, continues to roll across America; visit our tour page to find a show near you!.
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