Friday, January 1, 2010

dream theater

From left to right: John Myung, Jordan Rudess,
Mike Portnoy, James LaBrie and John Petrucci
performing live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2008
Background information
Also known as Majesty
Origin Long Island, New York, United States
Genres Progressive metal, progressive rock, heavy metal
Years active 1985-Present
Labels Roadrunner, Elektra, EastWest, Atco, Mechanic
Associated acts Liquid Tension Experiment, Explorers Club, MullMuzzler, Nightmare Cinema, OSI, Platypus, The Jelly Jam, Transatlantic, True Symphonic Rockestra, Chroma Key
Members James Labrie John Myung John Petrucci Mike Portnoy
Jordan Rudess Former members Chris Collins Charlie Dominici
Kevin MooreDerek Sherinian
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Myung, John Petrucci, and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remain today along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess.
Dream Theater has become a successful progressive metal band. Although the band has had one successful hit ("Pull Me Under" in 1992, which received extensive MTV rotation), they have remained relatively out of the mainstream.
The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines. Dream Theater's members have collaborated with many other notable musicians. Guitarist John Petrucci has been named as the third player on the G3 tour six times, more than any other invited guitarist, following in the footsteps of Eric Johnson and Robert Fripp. Drummer Mike Portnoy has won 23 awards from Modern Drummer Magazine and is also the second youngest person (at the age of 37) to be inducted into the Rock Drummer Hall of Fame.
The band's highest selling album is the gold selling Images and Words (1992), which reached #61 on the Billboard 200 charts.[1] Both the 1994 release Awake and their 2002 release Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also entered the charts at #32 and #46 respectively and received mostly positive reviews. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also led to Dream Theater becoming the initial band reviewed in the Music Section of Entertainment Weekly during its opening week of release, despite the magazine generally preferring more mainstream music. In 2007, Systematic Chaos entered US Billboard 200 at #19.[1] Dream Theater has sold over two million albums in the U.S.,[2] and over 8 million records worldwide.[3] The band's tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings, was released on June 23, 2009. It entered the US Billboard 200 at #6 and Eurochart Hot 100 at #1, marking their highest entry on either chart

Dream Theater - 1992 Images And Words

Dream Theater - 1994 Awake

Dream Theater - 1995 A Change of Seasons

Dream Theater - 1997 Falling into Infinity

Dream Theater - 1997 Hollow Years (Japanese Released)

Dream Theater - 1997 Metal Sampler - Promo

Dream Theater - 1998 Age of Impact

Dream Theater - 1998 Once In a Livetime - 2CD

Dream Theater - 1998 Trial Of Singles

Dream Theater - 1999 Scenes From A Memory

Dream Theater - 2002 Metropolis 1928 - Scenes form Echos Hill - 2CD

Dream Theater - 2002 Metropolis 2000

Dream Theater - 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - 2CD

Dream Theater - 2002 Taste The Memories Fan Club CD

Dream Theater - 2002 When Demos and Singles Unite

Dream Theater - 2002 When Dream And Day Unite (Remastered)

Dream Theater - 2003 As I Am - CDS

Dream Theater - 2003 International Fanclub Album-CD

Dream Theater - 2003 The Majesty Demos 1985-1986

Dream Theater - 2003 Train Of Thought

Dream Theater - 2005 A Sort of Homecoming-Ltd.Ed

Dream Theater - 2005 Octavarium

Dream Theater - 2006 Romavarium DVDRip

Dream Theater - 2006 Score 20th Anniversary World Tour (Bonus_DVD)

Dream Theater - 2006 Score 20th Anniversary World Tour - 3CD - Digipak

Dream Theater - 2007 Constant Motion-Promo CDS

Dream Theater - 2007 Systematic Chaos

Dream Theater - 2007 Lifting Shadows

Dream Theater - 2008 Greatest Hit (… And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)


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