ALBUM REVIEW: John Petrucci – Terminal Velocity


I want to open this review by saying that the talent and obvious skills of all the musicians involved in this record is undeniable, these are musicians that have been proving over and over again why they are recognized as some of the top artists in their genre and why they have the following they have. Having said that, this solo album by John Petrucci (Dream Theater) was not for me. And though we can argue that this kind of album is for a specific sector in the Progressive Metal realm, I truly cannot digest music that is made to show off the skills that “x” or “y” musician has in their instrument and that is my perception of Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind Music/The Orchard).

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Dream Theater Announces “Live In London” Live Album and Blu-Ray

Dream Theater, by Trebmal Photography

Prog Metal legends Dream Theater have announced their new live album and DVD/Blu-ray package, “Live In London”, due out on November 27th via InsideOut Music! Recorded at their sold-out show at the Apollo Theatre in London, the live release documents the band’s popular world tour in support of their latest critically acclaimed studio album Distance Over Time and the 20-year anniversary of their seminal concept album Metropolis Part 2 – Scenes From A Memory. Check out the live version of “Pale Blue Dot” from Distant Memories – Live In London here:  Continue reading

Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier, John Moyer, and More to Raise Money for The David Z Foundation Livestream Tonight

Stars from across Rock and Metal will join together on a livestream to raise money tonight on the David Z Foundation Livestream. David Z (David Zablidowsky) was the brilliant metal and progressive rock musician best known for his work in bands such as Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ZO2, died three years ago on July 17th, 2017 when a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus. Check out the updated poster from Mike Portnoy’s tweet below. You can donate at the GoFundM link below and watch the live stream including artists ranging from Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier (Korn), John Moyer (Disturbed) Rikki Rockett, Don Dokken, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Carmine Appice, Eddie Trunk, Marco Mendoza, Joel Hoekstra, Tiffany, John Pooper, Alex Skolnik, Charlie Benante, Dug Pinnick, Ra Diaz and more!  Continue reading

Watch Jordan Rudess Celebrate America with “The Star-Spangled Banner” 

To celebrate Independence Day today, Dream Theater keyboardist and progressive music genius Jordan Rudess has shared an instrumental cover of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The United States National Anthem. Rudess recently launched a Patreon you can follow here. Continue reading

Former Dream Theater Drummer Mike Portnoy Guests on John Petrucci’s New Solo Album, “Terminal Velocity” 

 John Petrucci’s new solo album Terminal Velocity is due out this fall and reunites him with his former Dream Theater bandmate Mike Portnoy! Portnoy performed drums on the album, along with bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Flying Colors). Portnoy broke the news on social media, along with the tracklisting for the album as well. The two reunited over Christmas a few years ago and have sung each other’s praises often, ever since. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #434: Who Can You Trust?

Matt and Keefy go deep on trust: how to earn it, how to measure it, and how mistakes in trust can end your career before it starts. Dumb and Dumbest #434 is streaming now and it’s all about Who Can You Trust? Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). In addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis also run The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #433: Carpe Diem

Matt and Curtis discuss consistency and seizing opportunities when they arise. Dumb and Dumbest #433 is streaming now and it’s all about Carpe Diem. Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). In addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis also run The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #432: John Browne of Riffhard

Matt and Curtis interviewed John Browne of Monuments, who now teaches fans guitar lessons daily via Riffhard. Hear the story on Dumb and Dumbest Episode #432 is streaming now and it’s an interview with John Browne of Riffhard! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). In addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis also run The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #431: Trevor Church of Haunt on Making An Income On DIY

Haunt is one of the best DIY bands in the USA right now, and have made a career of great heavy metal, and smart marketing tactics. Matt interviews Haunt’s Trevor Church to get the story.Dumb and Dumbest Episode #431 is streaming now and it’s all about Trevor Church of Haunt on Making An Income On DIY! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). In addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis also run The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #430: Getting More Instagram Followers

One of the most asked about topics we get from the industry is how to get more followers! Matt and Keefy give you some strategies and tactics not just to grow your accounts, but to keep new followers engaged! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #430 is streaming now and it’s all about Getting More Instagram Followers! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). In addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis also run The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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