John Petrucci | Artist Interview

I recently sat down with the one and only, John Petrucci at Dream Theater HQ! John has a lot going on professionally in his life right now. He talked about the new Dream Theater album, his new signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, the tour, and so much more! Check it out and see play times below.

Play Times

00:00 New Album
12:02 History with Sam Ash
13:40 John’s New Signature Guitar
27:39 Dave and John Bond Over BMX
29:57 What Keeps Dream Theater Motivated?
33:42 How Often Does John Check Out New Gear?
37:27 Baddest Beard in the Game
40:30 The Song that Gives Dave Pause
41:00 Does John Petrucci Still Practice?
43:43 John’s Advice to the Next Generation of Shredders

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.