Tag: Jordan Rudess

Musicians Pay Tribute to JON LORD

Musicians across the world have paid tribute to former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who died yesterday aged 71 after a cancer battle. He passed away suddenly after suffering a pulmonary embolism, commonly associated with the pancreatic cancer he’d been fighting for a year. Former Whitenake bassist Neil Murray, who played with Lord in the band’s …

DREAM THEATER Keyboardist: ‘We Have A Lot Of Exciting Times Ahead’

Joe Bosso of Music Radar recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Music Radar: Let’s talk about [the new DREAM THEATER album] “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”. Without belaboring the exit of [former drummer] Mike Portnoy, we’re curious about some comments …

DREAM THEATER: Snippet Of Another New Song Available

“A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, the much-anticipated album from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, which marks new drummer Mike Mangini‘s recorded debut, will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner Records. A 70-second snippet of the song “This Is The Life”, which will appear on “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, can be streamed at MusicRadar.com. …

DREAM THEATER’S Jordan Rudess Conducts Exclusive Online Chat Tonight!

Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be conducting an exclusive online chat tonight at 4PM EST! You can tune in below and take part at the Roadrunner Records website. Dream Theater recently released their new single “On The Backs of Angels” via Roadrunner Record’s YouTube channel. The stream has earned them over 40+ YouTube Honors …

DREAM THEATER Announce New Album/Release Date

The recent announcement that Mike Mangini would be joining Dream Theater, replacing departed drummer Mike Portnoy caused such fanfare that  Mangini was a trending topic on Twitter, second only to England’s Royal Wedding. Now, the band is revealing more information about their upcoming album. The new album is titled A Dramatic Turn of Events. The …

MIKE MANGINI Selected as Dream Theater’s New Drummer

A little more than a month after drummer Mike Portnoy’s sudden departure from Dream Theater, the band held three days of auditions in New York City.   After intense consideration, the band has unanimously chosen drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai, Annihilator) to fill the seat behind the kit which was left vacant by Portnoy’s departure …

DREAM THEATER’s Jordan Rudess Sends Self-Composed Music to Japan

With all the horrible and tragic crap that’s occurred in Japan, Dream Theater’s Keyboardist Jordan Rudess took the time out to  composed an original piece of music that was posted as special video on his YouTube channel earlier this week. In the video description Jordan says “A musical message for my friends in Japan who …

DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Appear at MACWORLD Expo

Keyboardist extraordinaire Jordan Rudess of DREAM THEATER (over 10 million units sold) will bring his app development company Wizdom Music to MacWorld (Mobile Apps Showcase area, Stand # 818 – 43), January 27-29 in San Francisco. Rudess will be available for demonstrations and impromptu performances of his award-winning music creation app for iPad and iPhone, …

DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Demonstrates New ‘Ivory II’ Virtual Piano Plug-Ins At NAMM (Video)

World-renowned keyboard giant Jordan Rudess appeared yesterday (Thursday, January 13) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California as part of the 2011 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that runs through Sunday. Jordan‘s virtuosic prowess wason full display as he played the new Ivory II virtual piano plug-ins by …

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