Video: Interview With Dream Theater's James LaBrie

 
Our UK office conducted an exclusive interview with Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie at this year's High Voltage festival, which took place Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Victoria Park, London. In the first clip, he discusses the process of replacing drummer Mike Portnoy with Mike Mangini, and in the second clip, he talks about the band's upcoming album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, due out September 13. Here's Part 1: And here's Part 2: A Dramatic Turn of Events can be pre-ordered now in a deluxe boxed set edition that includes vinyl and CD versions of the new album, a CD of instrumental versions of all the songs, a litho print of the album cover, a custom turntable slipmat and more.
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Dream Theater Announces Tour Dates With Trivium!

 
Dream Theater have announced the first run of tour dates in support of their new album A Dramatic Turn of Events, due out September 13. The album marks the recorded debut of new drummer Mike Mangini, and it will be available in multiple versions that will be sure to delight the band's avid fans. In addition to the standard version, there will be: a special edition CD/DVD set including The Spirit Carries On, a 60-minute movie documenting Dream Theater’s much-discussed drummer auditions; a double-LP set in a gatefold jacket; and a Limited Deluxe Collector's Edition Box Set.
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Weekend Poll: Which Roadrunner Artist Should Write A Book?

 
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor's book, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good, has hit the New York Times bestseller list. You can see the list here; Seven Deadly Sins is at #26, right between former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's On China and...Shit My Dad Says. Anyway, this made us think that other Roadrunner artists probably have stories to tell, and philosophies of life, that readers would enjoy.
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Image Of Dream Theater's "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" Box Now Visible!

 
Remember how we told you about the awesome, ultra-lavish boxed set version of Dream Theater's A Dramatic Turn of Events. The one with the album itself on CD and double vinyl, the bonus CD of instrumental versions of all the songs, the DVD documenting their search for a new drummer, the custom turntable slipmat, and the litho print of the album cover.
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Dream Theater One Of Rolling Stone Readers' Favorite Prog Bands

 
Dream Theater placed in the top 10 in a Rolling Stone readers' poll naming the best prog-rock bands of all time. The full Top 10 included the Mars Volta, Yes, King Crimson, and Tool. Click here to read the full list. Dream Theater's new album A Dramatic Turn of Events will be released September 13, and you can pre-order the deluxe boxed set version right now..
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Listen To Your Favorite Roadrunner Albums On Spotify!

 
The online music-streaming service Spotify recently launched in the US, and while it's presently invite-only, it's pretty easy to get signed up if you want to - and you should. There are three tiers: you can listen to music for free, with commercial interruptions every two or three songs; you can pay $5 a month and hear no commercials; or you can pay $10 a month and get commercial-free music that you can also stream to your phone or iPod.
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Dream Theater Responds To Fans

 
Dream Theater swamped all challengers in our weekend poll, Which Upcoming Release Are You Most Anticipating? Their album A Dramatic Turn of Events, due out September 13 (with the ultra-deluxe boxed set version available for pre-order right now, today), got 66.7% of the total votes cast. This was a display of fan loyalty that quite honestly left us shocked...in a good way.
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