Dream Theater is a progressive rock band whose career has spanned for nearly three decades. The band are known for their excessively long track durations (with the track "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" lasting 42 minutes) as well as incredibly complex melodic compositions that often feature the duelling of guitars and keyboards during lengthy complicated solos.
Vocalist James LaBrie has one of the highest – and varied – vocal ranges for a male within the genre which ranges from a ‘chesty low’ sound all the way to a strict soprano sound – E♭2-B♭5 (-B5) to be exact – he has sustained his range over the years despite two vocal injuries.
Guitarist John Petrucci is often cited as one of the world’s top 10 and ranked 6th in Guitar World’s “best shredders” list next to the likes of Paul Gilbert.
Bassist John Myung is known as the shy Asian dude with spider-leg-like fingers – in 2010, Music Radar bestowed Myung as the greatest bassist of all time.
Keyboardist Jordan Rudess has performed and recorded with David Bowie as well as British rock legends UFO’s Vinnie Moore.
Drummer Mike Mangini has worked with Steve Vai, Extreme and even appeared on the Discovery Channel show Time Warp, displaying his drum skills for high speed cameras. He currently holds 5 world records – one including the fastest drum solo without the use of sticks (meaning bare hands). His utmost documented honour of 1200 single strokes in 60 seconds is featured in the Guinness Book of Records.
Guy 1: No way man, Travis Barker and the guys from Slipknot are the greatest musicians of all time!