Mike Portnoy, the drummer who founded Dream Theater and saw it through a quarter-century of ups and downs, is leaving his own band. So what happens now?
It seems like Dream Theater is never out of the music news for long. Recently came word of a second solo album from Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie — fourth, if you count his two Mullmuzzler projects from 1999 and 2001 — and it appears to be a doozy.
The current repertoire of Teal Sound, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based drum and bugle corps, is titled “In the Presence of Enemies” — named after a Dream Theater cut and featuring the music of Dream Theater, Jordan Rudess, Coheed and Cambria.
After a successful worldwide “Progressive Nation” headlining tour, Dream Theater are finishing up the year with an opening slot on Iron Maiden’s Final Frontier tour
Symphony X has finally entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2007’s Paradise Lost, and the album should be released by year’s end.
The Southern California-based vocalist and guitarist has spent the past several years writing songs and singing for prog projects
If there’s any doubt that the supergroup is still alive and kicking, look no further than Transatlantic’s current “Whirled Tour.” The band — featuring Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Marillion bassist Pete Trewavas, Flower Kings guitarist/vocalist Roine Stolt and former Spock’s Beard multi-instrumentalist/frontman Neal Morse — has reconvened after nearly a decade-long touring absence to play a very limited, six-date North American tour
If the very nature of being progressive is to be innovative and always moving forward, then Detroit area rockers Tiles certainly adhere to and embrace that philosophy.
Guitarist Nick van Dyk of American progressive metal band Redemption speaks his mind about everything from the state of music to the powers of government
by Michael Popke — If you frequent online progressive-rock communities, you’ve no doubt seen the question “What is prog?” posted countless times. …