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Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess Pleased To Get His Due

03/07/2016
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(Classic Rock) Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess is comfortable about his singing and lyric-writing skills being kept out of the band. And he's pleased that the credits on latest album list him as one of the two main composers, rather than listing the entire band, as they'd done in the past.

The Astonishing, the double-disc concept album that follows 2013's self-titled release, was released in January. It's their second title since Mike Mangini replaced co-founded Mike Portnoey.

Rudess tells Dream Theater Club that "there's no doubt" he wasn't getting his due with the old credits style. He says: "People were very confused - listing all the names on the Dream Theater album was very misleading.

"The last 16 years John and I have been the main composers of this band. And this is not to take away anything really from Mike Portnoy, who was a major influence in the band. Mike wrote a lot of the words and often would write melody lines with John Petrucci for the songs. He would also have a say in what was capped and what was not."

He adds: "This is a tricky subject because I don't want to take away anything from my respect for Mike Portnoy and his talent and ability." Read more here.

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