John Petrucci's Five Favorite Riffs from Dream Theater's 'Distance Over Time': Part 2

A few weeks back, the one and only John Petrucci stopped by Guitar World's New York City headquarters.

The Dream Theater guitarist—in town to promote his band's new album, Distance Over Time—sat down with our Tech Editor, Paul Riario, to discuss his five favorite riffs from Distance Over Time

You can watch the second part, in which Petrucci discusses the inception and conceptual and technical approaches he and his bandmates took in writing and arranging "Barstool Warrior," above.  

To watch the first installment in the series, which covers the writing and arrangement of "Untethered Angel," step right this way.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.