The Dream Theater guitarist reflects on his first solo album since 2005 and tells us why it's a record of upbeat energy
“If you try to get it exactly symmetrical… next thing you know you’ve got to shave the whole thing off,” he says
The Dream Theater shredder-in-chief talks happy songs and finding the fun in instrumentals on his new solo LP, Terminal Velocity
The Dream Theater guitarist teams up with Captain Fawcett to offer mustache wax, beard balm and more
The spirit of radio is strong in Dream Theater's shredder-in-chief, as he details how Rush lit a progressive fire in his playing
Signature model from the Dream Theater bassist boasts streamlined body and string spacing, fast neck and simplified control layout
Believe it or not, the 7-string has been around since long before djent rose to popularity... Here are some of the best songs that utilize this genre-pushing instrument
The Dream Theater bassist on the 20th anniversary of Scenes from a Memory, the magic of down-tuning and how he brings the energy live
"The Dream Theater t-shirt has been the most popular item of apparel on our campus for years," says Berklee resident Roger Brown
We’ve got scuzzy blues-rock, skronky indie, a whole bunch of heavy and some funk, too... But was the winner worth the wait?
"That experience you have when you’re younger — you get together with your friends, you go down to the basement, crack open some beers and play — it’s right there in these tracks."
John Petrucci demonstrates “the Horse” whinny made famous by Eddie Van Halen, "the Satch method" and more helpful whammy bar tricks.
Try to nail John Petrucci's six-string arrangement of Chopin's Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus No. 2.
Dream Theater's guitarist discusses the inception, conceptual and technical approaches he and his bandmates took in writing and arranging "Untethered Angel."
This kind of “positional wizardry” can be used to generate interesting melodic patterns that can be used in a variety of ways.