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: