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DREAM THEATER





nolit
I fo for dream theater. tho, sometimes it varies. Dependin on my mood. I listen to charlotte church, bach, to reggae, rap, christian music, punk, you name it.

But being a musician, I do have influences, and mostly they are the music I grew up with -- new wave and some progrssive rock styles.
shr3dd
FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE WHOS INTO DREAM THEATER
thank you man, petrucci is god, all of them in DT are
do you like liquid tension experiment?

im a big proggie
naz
Petrucci ROCKS !!
Monochrome
Petrucci rocks, Portnoy do, Rudess do. They're all excellent musicians and I'm really happy to see their music is going through simplicity and they try different styles, without losing their progressiveness.

I'm a fan of DT and saw them 2 times and I could say, listening to DT and loving them is an ability.

Uh... maybe this was so much but they're good Very Happy
atomictoyz
I have had Dream Theater "scenes from a memory in my car for 6 weeks straight Smile

I am both a guitarist and drummer so I get lost listening to their music. I have ta live DVD and Mike Portnoy's instructional DVD on drum technique where most of it was shot around the making of the scenes album. I had a dream that I won the Purple Monster in a drumming contest.

Most of Dream Theater is too cererbral musically for the masses where the pop formula reigns supreme.

I think I have a guitar player mag where they were either still attending or just out of Berkley. JP was holding a Leppard Skin Ibanez 550.


Peace,
Atomic
nolit
I had that "scenes" on my car too. I think its best played on a car. LOLZ.

THe bad boyz of berkley really never fails to perplex our minds. But haven't you noticed that majority of those who are into DT are musicians as well. Technically they've got a lot to say. Especially on modes and time sigs.

I listened to liquid tension experiment. It rocks too. But DT albums are more like a masterpiece on every release. I dont like the unreleased or behind the scenes stuff... I like those that blasts. THose really well thought off and well prepared compositions and performances.
Travis
dream theater is very good
stub battery
mike portnoy is really the best of the world

to sound of them it is great, I always hear

Very Happy
jarcelao
Dream Theater is definitely the GOD of progressive metal! They are incomparable with other bands. They are one of a kind!

Petrucci rocks my world! That guy is one hell of a guitar player. One of my earliest guitar influence besides satriani and vai.

Portnoy also pounds those drums like no other. Whooo! Cool
soilgrain
They are good. Yeah, thats about it. They get a bit boring after hearing the same song twice....they all go for over 10 mins.
azaghal
The technically proficient guitar playing of John Petrucci has elevated Dream Theater to the


upper echelon of contemporary heavy metal. While its lineup has continuously evolved, the Long Island-based quintet has consistently delivered sharp-edged music. Dream Theater is known for its high-energy concert performances. While they've released several live albums -- Live at the Marquee, recorded at the London club; Live in Tokyo, recorded during the Music in Progress Tour in 1993; and a triple-CD and DVD, Metropolis 2000 -- they remain one of heavy metal's most bootlegged bands.


Formed as Mirage by Berklee College of Music students Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and drummer Mike Portnoy, Dream Theater soon expanded with the addition of keyboard player Kevin Moore and vocalist Chris Collins. Releasing an eight-tune demo, Majesty Demo, under its original name, the group sold 1,000 copies within six months. The departure of Collins in late 1986 left Dream Theater without a vocalist. After a long period of auditioning possible replacements, they settled on Charlie Dominici in November 1987. Changing its name to avoid confusion with a similarly named band at the Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas, the group agreed on Dream Theater, inspired by a now-demolished California movie theater. Signing with Mechanic Records, they began working on their first full-length album. Delays caused by label mismanagement limited the group to performing at small clubs and bars. Frustrated by its experiences with the label, Dream Theater finally severed its ties with Mechanic.


This was only one drastic change in the band's course of action. Firing Dominici, the group spent the next couple years searching for a vocalist. Their search ended in late 1991 when they received a demo tape from Canadian vocalist Kevin James LaBrie, formerly of Winter Rose. Arranging for LaBrie to fly to New York to audition, they went on to invite him to join the band. Signing with Atco Atlantic (now known as East West), Dream Theater released its second album, Images & Words, in 1992. One of three videos based on songs from the album, "Pull Me Under," became an MTV hit. Although they showed considerable growth with their third studio album, Awake, recorded between May and July 1994, Dream Theater continued to be hampered by personnel changes. Before the album was mixed, keyboardist Moore left the group to focus on his solo career. Hired as a temporary replacement for the band's Waking Up the World tour, Derek Sherinian later became a permanent member. His first recording with Dream Theater was a 23-minute epic, "A Change of Seasons," written in 1989 and released in September 1995 on the album of the same name.


Following a mini tour, Fix for '96, the members of Dream Theater separated for several months and became involved with a variety of outside projects. Petrucci was the busiest. In addition to joining Portnoy and keyboard player Jordan Rudess in the Liquid Tension Experiment, a group that they shared with influential bassist/stick player Tony Levin, he played guitar with Trent Gardner's Explorers Club and made a guest appearance on Shadow Gallery's Tyranny album. Myung and Sherinian collaborated with King's X vocalist Ty Tabor in the band Platypus. LaBrie worked with Mull Muzzler, a group formed with Matt Guillory and Mike Mangini.


Dream Theater experienced its most recent change when Rudess was tapped to replace Sherinian, who had been fired in 1999. The band released the progressive rock-heavy Scenes From a Memory that year, a conceptual piece that followed the story of a 1928 murder of a young woman and how a modern man is haunted by the crime. It was followed by Live Scenes From New York in 2001, which suffered from an unintentional bout with contraversy when its original cover, which featured the city of New York in flames, was pulled due to the events of September 11. The group continued in the rogressive metal vein in 2002 with Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, followed by the leaner Train of Thought in 2003 and Octavarium in 2005.

Sherinian went on to record as a soloist and to play with a prog and jazz fusion band, Planet X. Petrucci released an eponymously titled solo album in 2003, featuring accompaniment by Dave LaRue of the Dixie Dregs and Boston-based drummer Dave DeCenso. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide
pencapchew
Dream Theater = tight, though i definitely like their old stuff (When Dream And Day Unite) a lot more their newer stuff.

80s metal in general > modern metal

dream theater still pwn to mediocre extent though -- at least they didn't sway in the direction of metallica Wink
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