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Tag Archives: Jordan Rudess

Metal By Numbers 5/8: I wonder where that fish did go

Posted by on May 8, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   If you’ve been reading this column for long enough, you might remember there was an era about two years ago where it felt like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard was on here […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/1: After The Burial take the top spot

Posted by on May 1, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Last week, we saw a lot of new albums pop up thanks to Record Store Day. Most of those albums usually drop off the week after since they’re RSD exclusives. This week, there’s […]

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New & Noteworthy: April 19th, 2019 – Wired for New Releases

Posted by on April 20, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week brings us new music from Allegaeon, After the Burial, and a solo album from Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater! You can check out the last New & Noteworthy here, and […]

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Dream Theater have an ‘Astonishing’ book coming next year

Posted by on November 28, 2016

Prog snobs rejoice- Dream Theater is writing a book! It’s based on their latest album, The Astonishing, about a dystopian society where music is used as a weapon against a domineering government.  In an interview with TeamRock, the band’s keyboardist Jordan Rudess shared that it isn’t actually any of the band itself doing the writing. They’ve […]

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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess shares moving Prince tribute

Posted by on April 26, 2016

If you’re looking to document what a rough year we’ve had so far in terms of the losses of superstar musicians, look no further than Dream Theater’s keyboardist Jordan Rudess. NO – he hasn’t passed, thank god. But as someone that played with David Bowie (on the Heathen album), he did an incredibly poignant acoustic rendition of […]

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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess pays tribute to David Bowie

Posted by on January 13, 2016

Like many of us, Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess was profoundly impacted by David Bowie and shocked by his sudden passing on Sunday. Unlike any of us, the keyboard player actually got to play with Bowie, working with him on 2002’s Heathen. Upon finding out of his death on Monday, he went to his studio and played […]

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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess almost played DRUMS on Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’

Posted by on January 4, 2016

Jordan Rudess is pretty talented, right? The Dream Theater keyboardist has been playing with the band since 1997, and not only is he a dynamic and talented keyboardist, he’s at the cutting edge of technology as well. But interestingly enough, not only did a young Rudess almost play keyboards on Pink Floyd’s seminal 1979 album The […]

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Dream Theater Announce New Record

Posted by on June 6, 2013

Roadrunner Records have announced that progressive metal stalwarts Dream Theater will be releasing their highly anticipated new record simply titled Dream Theater on September 24. This album will be the first in the band’s catalog to have an eponymous name and the second record released without founding member and former drummer Mike Portnoy. Portnoy left the […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Bands and Songs Featuring Keyboardists

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. With yesterday’s passing of The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, it got us thinking about the most maligned instrument in metal: the keyboard. While synths and keyboards aren’t the core part of a stereotypical “metal” band, there are definitely a decent […]

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Mike Portnoy Announces New Project, While Dream Theater Starts Recording

Posted by on January 3, 2011

Mike Portnoy may not have been welcomed back into Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold, but we knew he’d eventually find another project to sink his teeth into. It’s been revealed that Portnoy is working with Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard), bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and vocalist Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Endochine) on a new as-yet-unnamed band. The […]

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