Audio: Interview With Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess

 
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess was recently interviewed by Metal Express Radio. During the conversation, he discusses how the band has moved on from the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy, saying, "when Mike left, it left four guys there — four all very capable, qualified musical people — that weren't really at the true capacity of what we all could do.
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Weekend Poll: How Do You Buy Music?

 
Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of summer, and it also signals the end of our weekend polls. We greatly appreciate all your input and especially your comments, and it's for that reason that this weekend's poll is also a giveaway.
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Video: Dream Theater Talk About "The Spirit Carries On" Documentary

 
When Dream Theater's new studio album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, is released on September 13, the deluxe edition will include a documentary, The Spirit Carries On, exploring the process by which new drummer Mike Mangini was chosen to replace Mike Portnoy. In the clip below, the band members talk about the process of making that documentary, and how they felt about having cameras around throughout the entire arduous audition process. Check it out: A Dramatic Turn of Events can be pre-ordered from Amazon or iTunes, and you can still get a copy of the deluxe boxed set version, which includes the album on CD and vinyl, a disc of instrumental versions of all the songs, a litho print of the cover art, and much more..
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Dream Theater Giving Away VIP Package On Twitter

 
Dream Theater are giving away a meet-and-greet package good for one winner and one guest. The package includes: One reserved ticket located within the first 5 rows of the stage Exclusive meet and greet with the members of Dream Theater Personal photograph with the band Autographed 8X10 photo Specially designed concert shirt Collectible tour poster (limited, numbered) Set of Dream Theater guitar picks (with case) Official meet and greet laminate Dream Theater tour gift item To be entered to win, you have to follow @rrusa and @vipnation on Twitter.
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Dream Theater "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" Deluxe Box Nearly Sold Out!

 
The deluxe boxed set version of Dream Theater's upcoming album A Dramatic Turn of Events is nearly sold out. The limited edition set includes the album on CD and double vinyl; a bonus CD of instrumental versions of all nine songs; a DVD documenting the search for a replacement for Mike Portnoy, which eventually led them to recruiting new drummer Mike Mangini; a litho print of the album cover; and a turntable slipmat, all housed in a custom box.
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Dream Theater Premieres Snippet Of New Song "Lost Not Forgotten"

 
Dream Theater continues teasing fans with snippets of material from their forthcoming album A Dramatic Turn of Events today. Head on over to the Roadrunner YouTube page to hear a minute or so from the song "Lost Not Forgotten," the album's third track. A Dramatic Turn of Events will be in stores September 13, but you can pre-order it from iTunes now at this link..
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Video: Dream Theater's James LaBrie And John Petrucci Discuss Their New Album

 
Our friends at Roadrunner Germany recently conducted an in-depth interview with Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci, during which the two men went through their upcoming album A Dramatic Turn of Events track by track. (Don't worry, it's in English.) You can check out the video below. A Dramatic Turn of Events will be in stores September 13, but you can pre-order it from iTunes at this link.
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