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Loudwire – Mike Portnoy: Double Bass Drum Songs That Inspired Me – Gear Factor

Mike Portnoy talks to Gear Factor host Squiggy about his early drum influences — Keith Moon, John Bonham and Ringo Starr. He also reveals what song made him become a drummer, the first song he played and the three double bass drum songs that inspired him (before thrash).

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Lead Singer Syndrome – Episode 121 – James LaBrie (Dream Theater)

Dream Theater’s James LaBrie joins the show this week! We talk about his origins in Canada, beating out 200 other singers to join Dream Theater, being in NYC on 9/11, his “tent” on stage, and how he is often overlooked as a vocalist due to the rest of his band taking the spotlight as virtuosos.

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Metal Wani – Jordan Rudess on Solo Tour, Next DREAM THEATER Album, ‘Back To Roots’ Musical Direction (2018)

Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with DREAM THEATER wizard Jordan Rudess. They discuss the ongoing Solo tour titled ‘Bach To Rock: A Musician’s Journey’, thought process behind the tour, how ‘Images And Words’ world tour helped them revisit the past and next Dream Theater studio album with plans to write a record closer to the roots. He throws light on possibility of another LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT in the future, his take on artists committing suicides due to mental illness and more.

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Speak And Destroy – Mike Portnoy

Dream Theater fans received a massive surprise one night in Barcelona when the band tore through the Master of Puppets album from start to finish. Lars Ulrich would later tell Mike Portnoy it helped inspire Metallica to do the same thing. The legendary rock drummer (who played in Dream Theater for 25 years and has recorded and/or performed with Avenged Sevenfold, Twisted Sister, and his own prog-rock supergroup, Sons of Apollo) talks about discovering Kill ‘Em All, seeing Metallica in 1985, getting to know Lars, and so much more. SpeakNDestroy.com…

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The Vinyl Guide – Ep116: Mike Portnoy Of Sons Of Apollo, Dream Theater & More

Drummer Mike Portnoy is one of the masters of his craft. Today he shares with us his history with music, the records that inspired him, the making of his career, his discipline and the new LP of the supergroup Sons of Apollo. http://traffic.libsyn.com/vinylguide/Ep116_Mike_Portnoy_Sons_of_Apollo_Dream_Theater__more.mp3

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MESA/Boogie – MESA/Boogie Tone Summit – John Petrucci/Doug West – Dream Theater Guitar Tones History

John Petrucci has been using Mesa amplification for over 30 years, and Mesa amplifiers have been featured on every Dream Theater album since the bands creation in 1985. During a Tone Summit on November 14, 2016, John joined Mesa R & D Director, Doug West at the Guitar Sanctuary Performance Hall in McKinney, Texas for a night of discussion about tone, John’s Mesa signature amp – the JP-2C – and the amps behind the tones of various Dream Theater songs over the years.

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