‘Caught in a New Millenium’ is the name given to a mashup of ‘Caught in a Web’ and ‘New Millenium’. The band played it in 2000, during the Metropolis 2000 tour.
Desmond Child, who has worked with Kiss, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and many others, co-wrote the lyrics to ‘You Not Me’ with John Petrucci.
Awake was the last album to be released originally on vinyl. Although many of the albums have since been pressed to vinyl and released, A Change Of Seasons is still not available in this format.
Jordan Rudess played at the Concrete Foundations Forum in Burbank, California on September 9, 1994 with Dream Theater and subsequently, was asked to join the band.
Jens Johansson, Former Yngwie Malmsteen / Dio keyboardist, auditioned for the band after the departure of Kevin Moore.
Dream Theater’s custom logo, known as The Majesty Symbol, is derived from Mary, Queen of Scots’ mark, which was re-worked by Charlie Dominici for use on the album artwork for When Dream and Day Unite. The Majesty symbol has been present on every album cover since then.
For many years, one of the most sought-after Dream Theater collectibles was a CD-single of a cover of Rush’s ‘Tears’ that would sell on eBay for hundreds of dollars.
Dream Theater has covered the entire albums of Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Deep Purple’s Made In Japan, Iron Maiden’s The Number Of The Beast, and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon.
Dream Theater recorded an exclusive track for the Playstation 3 game “God Of War III” entitled ‘Raw Dog’.
Breaking The Fourth Wall features The Berklee College of Music World Strings and Concert Choir on five of its songs.