I think John and I had that type of partnership. We are both at our best and strongest when we work together, and I miss that relationship. He and I have a great personal relationship now and get together with our families. It would be a shame not to make music in some capacity in the future. I hope we can.
Listeners often find solace in certain albums, either for their symbolic meanings, their powerful lyrics that resonate deep in our souls, or simply astonishing musicianship. Metropolis Pt. 2 is a record that I hold dear to my heart
Interview and Live Photos by Robert Cavuoto Dream Theater will be releasing their newest progressive-metal masterpiece, Distance Over Time on February 22nd via InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. The new CD lives up to Dream Theater’s reputation of a band who can blend well-crafted guitar and vocal melodies with the sheer brute force of progressive metal. It’s a […]
With the release of ‘The Astonishing’ Dream Theater not only gave the public a magnificent slice of conceptual progressive metal but they also planted the germ of an idea in the creative mind of fantasy writer Orullian.
Epic. Sprawling. Career defining?
On Friday 24th July the weather was raining and very windy. This did not bode well for the first ever Ramblin’ Man Fair festival to be held at Mote Park Maidstone Kent on the weekend of the 25th and 26th July.
However, good old English weather prevailed and the morning of Saturday the 25th the rain stopped and the sun was out, there was still a good wind and this helped the ground dry out. This was what we wanted a great day to start this festival off.
What a difference a day makes. So sang Renee Olstead in the classic song from yesteryear. The day before the inaugural Ramblin Man Fair, the heavens opened and it looked like it could all be a washout. Then, it’s rumoured, Klaus Meine steps forward, has a word with the powers that be, pointing out that Scorpions “don’t do rain” and the day they headline is an absolute dream. Hot sunny weather, the middle of a beautiful country park in the heart of Kent (The Garden of England), real ale on draught (Iron Maiden’s Trooper Ale), a real ale tent and 3 stages containing the best that Classic Rock, Progressive Rock and Outlaw Country music have to offer.
Re-known world class keyboardist Derek Sherinian is a busy musician and that’s probably an understatement.
First and foremost, with everybody we wanted to see if they can pull off the songs, play them correctly, and that they it felt right musically. That’s something Mike did, it felt like the band