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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says Fan Response To 'The Astonishing' Was 'Very Mixed'

John Petrucci has admitted to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that "The Astonishing", DREAM THEATER's wildly ambitious double concept LP, was criticized by some fans for being an overblown, self-indulgent exercise in excess. "[The response] was very mixed," the guitarist said. "It was really mixed, which, quite honestly, I totally anticipated. First of all, that whole project ...

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Video Premiere: DREAM THEATER's 'Paralyzed'

The official music video for the song "Paralyzed" from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER can be seen below. The track is quintessential DREAM THEATER, showcasing the band's unique ability to write memorable melodies backed with unique song structures and maestro-level musicianship. Wayne Joyner, who also imagined the clip for "Fall Into The Light", created the ...

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GEDDY LEE On RUSH: 'We Had A Good Run'

RUSH frontman Geddy Lee was asked by Cool Cleveland earlier this week how he and his bandmates managed to stay together for so long without ever breaking up. "We had a good run — over 42 years," he said (see video below). "And it's a testament to the people in the band. We're all good ...

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GEDDY LEE Says A New Solo Album Is 'Certainly Possible'

RUSH frontman Geddy Lee — who recently released a book called "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass" — has told CTV's "Your Morning" that he hasn't ruled out making a new solo album. "Well, that's certainly possible," he said (see video below). "I've sort of been ensconced in this thing [working on the book] ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI And JOHN MYUNG Discuss 'Fall Into The Light' Song From 'Distance Over Time' Album (Video)

A four-and-a-half-minute video of DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung discussing "Fall Into The Light", the second single released from their upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", can be seen below. "Distance Over Time" will be released on February 22. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining ...

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KORN's RAY LUZIER Still Doesn't Consider Himself A Rock Star

In a recent interview with Everyone Loves Guitar, KORN drummer Ray Luzier spoke about the importance of working hard and never resting on his laurels. "I've never been one of those guys that's, like, 'Oh, Ray made it. He's a rock star now,'" Luzier said (hear audio below). "I still don't consider myself that. I'm ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Says Making 'Moonglow' Was 'More Therapy Than Any Album I've Ever Done Before'

AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) recently spoke with Tuonela Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning to take a break before writing the new AVANTASIA album, "Moonglow": Tobias: "I came home from the 'Ghostlights' tour and I knew it was ...

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Listen To New DREAM THEATER Song 'Fall Into The Light'

"Fall Into The Light", a brand new song from progressive music titans DREAM THEATER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", which will be released on February 22. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining the elements that have garnered ...

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Ex-KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA Looks Back On Making Of 'Follow The Leader': 'It Was Pretty Much Complete Chaos Every Day And Every Night'

Former KORN drummer David Silveria spoke to RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", about his memories of making the band's "Follow The Leader" album, which recently celebrated 20th anniversary. "When we did 'Follow The Leader', it was pretty much complete chaos every day and every ...

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THE MUTE GODS' 'Atheists And Believers' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

THE MUTE GODS, featuring Nick Beggs (STEVEN WILSON, STEVE HACKETT), Roger King (STEVE HACKETT) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, THE SEA WITHIN), will release its third studio album, "Atheists And Believers", on March 22. Arriving just over two years after its predecessor, "Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth", "Atheists And Believers" sees Beggs once again turning ...

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GEDDY LEE: 'I Miss Playing With RUSH'

RUSH closed out its 40th-anniversary tour on August 1, 2015 at the Forum in Los Angeles, marking the band's 25th show at the venue and bringing its final tour to a triumphant end. Asked by The Guardian if he knew at the time that was it, bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee said: "Not 100 percent. ...

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