Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie was recently interviewed by the Canadian website Simcoe.com; in the piece, he talks about living in Canada, learning about the band's first-ever Grammy nomination (for "On the Backs of Angels," from their latest album A Dramatic Turn of Events) and more.
Says LaBrie of the nomination, "It will be an educational process for a lot of people who are going to ask, 'Who are these guys?' We’ve sold 12 million albums, but there are still a lot of people who don’t know we exist because we’re not the typical band that’s on radio, MTV or MuchMusic."
LaBrie still lives in the town of Midland, where he grew up; he talks about small-town life in the interview, saying, "For the longest time, I could walk around here and nobody would even know I was in a rock ’n’ roll band. It definitely is something that keeps life a little more simple."