Raz of ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the six-minute chat below.
Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for a new CD called "Notes On A Dream".
Released on June 2, "Notes On A Dream" features the following track listing:
01. Through Her Eyes
02. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
03. Perpetuum Mobile
04. The Silent Man
05. Another Day
06. Hollow Years
07. The Grand Escapement
08. The Spirit Carries On
09. Speak To Me
10. The Answer Lies Within
11. Collision Point
Jordan Rudess' "The Road Home" CD was released in 2007. Having been influenced by classic progressive acts such as GENESIS, YES and GENTLE GIANT, Rudess revisited some of the great songs from those bands with his own special Jordan Rudess touch. He was assisted on "The Road Home" by a great group of guests, such as Nick D'Virgilio (SPOCK'S BEARD), Kip Winger (WINGER), Rod Morgenstein (WINGER), Ed Wynne (OZRIC TENTACLES), Bumblefoot (GUNS N' ROSES), Marco Sfogli (JAMES LABRIE), Ricky Garcia (LAFEE) and several others.
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