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Watch Dream Theater Play Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"

The gang over at Classic Rock Magazine have posted a clip featuring a classy performance of a classic rock masterpiece.

Check out this pro-shot video of Dream Theater's John Petrucci (on a 12-string Taylor acoustic), Jordan Rudess (piano) and James LaBrie (vocals) performing Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" at a studio in Oslo, Norway.

At the 3:55 mark in the video, Petrucci—Guitar World's March 2016 cover star—discusses his love and appreciation of the song.

Dream Theater's epic new 34-song album, The Astonishing, is out now.

“It’s a lot to take in,” Petrucci says with a chuckle. “You have to kind of sit down and clear your mind, like you’re going to watch Lord of the Rings. But you know, when I presented the idea to the guys, right from the get-go, they weren’t daunted. They were like, “Yeah, this is awesome. Go for it. Let's do it.” Not one person said, “Eh, I don't know about this…” That was very encouraging to me, because I knew I was going to be asking a lot from everybody. They saw me in the back of the bus, in hotel rooms and on planes, writing every second I could, working on the story. Their support was just incredible.”

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.