Dream Theater checks in from the road with a special report from the roadies!
Head over to RollingStone.com to vote for your favorite Dream Theater album in their "Best Prog Rock Album of All Time" poll.
You can vote in the comments on RollingStone.com, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag (please just vote once and only for a single album).
8th August Guatemala Guatemala City Forum Mundo E 10th August El Salvador San Salvador Anfiteatro CIFCO 12th August Costa Rica San Jose Palacio de los Deportes 15th August Colombia Bogota Palacio de los DeportesTickets for these shows are already on sale, so hurry and get yours now!
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Here are two messages Jordan Rudess posted on Twitter about Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who sadly passed away on July 16th, 2012.
"@Jcrudess: I'm very sad to hear about the passing of Jon Lord. He was an inspiration to me!"
"@Jcrudess: Tonight's Dream Theater in Boston was dedicated to the spirit of Jon Lord. I improvised a piano piece which I directed to his memory."
Mike Mangini recently did a solo tour of Italy, performing drum clinics and answering questions from fans and fellow drummers. Groove Portal interviewed him backstage at one of these events, and you can watch the whole conversation now. He talks about his setup and drum style, the evolution of his kit over his career, and much more. Oh, and you'll get to see him play a five-minute drum solo, too.
Dream Theater checks in from the road during their 2012 Summer US Tour. Featuring footage from Austin, TX and Kansas City, MO.
Check out this cool 25 minute video interview James Labrie did for the Dream Theater Venezuela fanclub on June 24th, 2012.
Check out this 20 minute video interview with James LaBrie for the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner.
John Petrucci of DREAM THEATER has been nominated in the “Virtuoso” category for the first ever Prog Awards. The Prog Awards was established by Prog Rock Magazine and will take place in London on September 5. The Virtuoso award goes to the “cream of the 2012 prog crop chop-wise” and will be chosen by a carefully selected council. "I am elated and thrilled to be recognized for my work,” says John, adding that “everyone in Dream Theater is excited by the launch of the first Prog Awards. All the musicians who keep it progressive have to fight harder for attention, and this will honor their work while raising the level of awareness of music that is truly guided by the spirit of adventure. As always, we thank the fans who have joined us on this ride."