Chee Kam of Pure Grain Audio conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER when the band played at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 6, 2011. You can now watch the chat below.
DREAM THEATER is among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Commented the band: “2011 has been quite an amazing year for us. We watched ‘A Dramatic Turn Of Events’ — our eleventh studio album — enter the Top Ten in 14 countries around the world, including the U.S. And now we land our first-ever Grammy nomination [for the song ‘On The Backs Of Angels’ in the ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ category]. It’s the icing on the cake — we’re honored and thrilled, no doubt about it. It took us a while to receive this Grammy attention — and we’ve done it on our own terms musically, so it feels particularly sweet.
“What keeps you going as a musician is the love and support from the fans — they are always there for us on this crazy adventure. So we give them a big shout-out as we celebrate our Grammy nomination.
“See you all on the road… and let’s all keep dreaming big.”
The 54th annual Grammy Awards will be held on “Grammy Sunday,” February 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).