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James LaBrie is the extremely talented vocalist for the band Dream Theater. Born May 5th, 1963 as Kevin James LaBrie, he was raised in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada. He took up the drums at age 5, but later gave that up in order to pursue singing more fully. At age 21, he began vocal training with the renowned vocal coach Rosemary Patricia Burns, who remained his coach for many years.

He has also pursued several other projects, including the Canadian glam rock band Winter Rose, which was popular all around Toronto in the late 1980s. After Dream Theater fired thier former vocalist, Charlie Dominici (who performed on DT's first album "When Dream and Day Unite" - 1989) they hired LaBrie, using his middle name as a stage name to differentiate between Kevin Moore who was the keyboardist in the band when he joined.

James has also appeared on releases by Fates Warning and Shadow Gallery, Trent Gardner's Explorer's Club and Leonardo the Absolute Man, as well as tribute albums to Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Queen. In 1999, James completed and released the first MullMuzzler album, "Keep it to Yourself" to much critical acclaim. "The followup, James LaBrie's MullMuzzler 2", was released in 2001. James also contributed his vocal talents as a major character on Ayreon's 2004 rock opera, "The Human Equation." His newest record "Elements of Persuasion" was released in 2005.
James LaBrie is a vocal god. Period.
by Lal October 11, 2005

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When a guy doesn't wear any boxers OR briefs underneath his pants, he is pulling a "freeball". The balls are free!
"Dude, you can't freeball when you have wigger jeans on.."
by Lal September 20, 2006

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Gothabilly comes from a blending of Gothic and Rockabilly. The earliest use of the word Gothabilly was by The Cramps in the late 70s who used it to describe their own blend of somber, Rockabilly influenced punk. Since then the term has come to describe a fashion trend in the Gothic subculture.

This is the interbreeding of Goth’s black silks, satins, lace and velvet with Country-Western elements like cowboy hats and boots, handkerchiefs, western shirts and bolo ties. Through in some elements from the retro culture revival, including stylized flames, 50s tattoo imagery and street-rods of every sort and you see where the aesthetic is heading. The current use of Gothabilly include both it’s fashion and music implications.

Many of today's Gothabilly bands seem to be from California. However it is by no means exclusive to that state. There are bands popping up all over the US and from many other countries. In fact one of the more notable English Goth bands (Fields of the Nephilim) had some serious Western influences and can be classified as Gothabilly.
The Brimstones, Graveyard Farmers, Jake the Evil Redneck, and Mr. Underhill are examples of gothabilly bands.
by Lal April 15, 2005

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Federline, Kevin: Britney Spears' useless, lazy, indolent excuse for a husband. A 'dancer' by trade.
Lal: Wow, that Federline guy is so whipped, Britney has him wrapped around her finger.
Cas: Yeah, well at least he'll never go hungry.
by Lal August 08, 2005

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Fates Warning was founded as a heavy metal band, but after a few albums, their progressive rock tendencies started to emerge. Based in Connecticut, USA, the band's current lineup consists of Jim Matheos (Guitar), Ray Alder (Vocals) Joey Vera (Bass), and Mark Zonder (Drums).

Their first three albums are best known for lead singer John Arch's unusual vocal approach, and the lyrics deal mainly with fantasy themes. John Arch left after the third album and a new vocalist Ray Alder joined the band. Thereafter the lyrics took a more introspective turn. Their later works (post 1989) go more in a progressive rock direction.

While retaining elements of their metal heritage, Fates Warning grew increasingly complex, with much longer tracks and interesting interwoven melodic elements added after they developed a progressive edge. They merged their love of Yes and Rush, by combining elements of pure metal, classically inspired crescendos and interludes with jazz fusion like chops. Fates Warning has been largely responsible for the infusion of progressive thinking into heavy metal music, despite never attaining mainstream appeal, but a loyal following amongst prog fans.

Fates Warning now has 12 studio albums to their name, namely:
Night on Brocken (1984)
The Spectre Within (1985)
Awaken the Guardian (1986)
No Exit (1988)
Perfect Symmetry (1989)
Parallels (1991)
Inside Out (1994)
Chasing Time (compilation) (1995)
A Pleasant Shade of Gray (1997)
Still Life (live) (1998)
Disconnected (2000)
FWX (2004)
If you like Queensrÿche, Yes, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Rush, or King Crimson, WHY DON'T YOU HAVE ANY FATES WARNING YET?!
by Lal October 11, 2005

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A logo that James Hetfield of Metallica designed, and the band has used on many occasions for tour programs, t-shirts, and other official releases.
A stencil of the Scary Guy logo is available in the box set, Live Shit: Binge and Purge.
by Lal April 15, 2005

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A Canadian glam/hair metal band popular in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the late 1980s. Now disbanded, the group originally consisted of: Kevin James LaBrie (vocals), Randy Cooke (drums), Lou Pomanti (keyboards), Robert Laidlaw (bass), Bruce Dies (guitar), and Richard Chycki (guitar). James LaBrie and Rich Chycki have remained in contact since the vocalist was hired by New York progressive metal band Dream Theater. They have since worked together on some of LaBrie's solo albums as a sound engineer and producer.
Winter Rose may be glam, but somehow it actually works.
by Lal October 11, 2005

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