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May 4 2015

John Petrucci Demos His Ernie Ball Music Man JP15 — Video (5/4/2015)
In this new video, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci walks you through the JP15 John Petrucci electric guitar from Ernie Ball Music Man. Click here for more info!
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Apr 27 2015

John Petrucci Demos Signature Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty Guitar — Video (4/27/2015)
In this new video posted by Ernie Ball, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci demos and discusses the John Petrucci Majesty electric guitar from Ernie Ball Music Man. "The Majesty guitar symbolizes the very reason why I am so proud to be a Musi...
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Apr 24 2015

John Petrucci Demos Ernie Ball Music Man JPBFR6 John Petrucci Ball Family Reserve Guitar — Video (4/24/2015)
In this brand-new video below, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci walks you through the features of the JPBFR6 John Petrucci Ball Family Reserve (BFR) guitar from Ernie Ball Music Man. Intrigued? Watch the video and visit music-man.com.
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Apr 13 2015

Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore Talks "Highway Star" Guitar Solo — Covers by John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and More (4/13/2015)
“Highway Star” is but one highlight of Machine Head, Deep Purple’s greatest triumph. Ironically, it almost never came to be. In early 1972, shortly after retreating to Montreaux, Switzerland, to record, the British band was beset by a wealth of ...
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Feb 22 2015

Dream Theater's John Petrucci Shreds on 'That Metal Show' — Video (2/22/2015)
Over the Oscars- (and snow-) filled weekend, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci made his debut appearance on That Metal Show. You can check out a pro-shot clip of Petrucci's shred-packed performance, a highlight of the series' Season 14 debut...
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Feb 4 2015

John Petrucci and Rush's Geddy Lee Booked for 'That Metal Show' Season 14 Premiere (2/4/2015)
Rush’s Geddy Lee has been confirmed as a guest on this season's debut episode of That Metal Show. The show, which is hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, will air 9 p.m. EST and 11 p.m. EST February 21 on VH1 Classic. As a bon...
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Jan 7 2015

Dream Theater's John Petrucci Performs Judas Priest Song with His Wife's Band, Judas Priestess (1/7/2015)
Everyone eventually sits in with their wife's Judas Priest cover band—and Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci is no different! Below, watch Petrucci perform "Beyond the Realms of Death" with Judas Priestess, a band that features his wife, Rena...
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Dec 19 2014

Sterling by Music Man Previews New JP60-MGR John Petrucci Guitar (12/19/2014)
If you read the Ernie Ball forum, you'll already have noticed the company has sort of announced the new Sterling by Music Man JP60-MGR guitar. If not, check out the recent post about the new John Petrucci model right here: "Here's a quick previe...
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Nov 21 2014

John Petrucci play tests Mesa/Boogie Mark Five: 25 mini amp (11/21/2014)
Read more about John Petrucci play tests Mesa/Boogie Mark Five: 25 mini amp at MusicRadar.com The guitar world erupted with excitement at the news that Mesa/Boogie had been beavering away on a 25-watt mini head version of its legendary Mar
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Aug 8 2014

John Petrucci's 'Wild Stringdom' DVD Offers More Than 60 Minutes of Lessons (8/8/2014)
There's a new Guitar World DVD at the Guitar World Online Store! John Petrucci's Wild Stringdom is available now for
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Jul 23 2014

John Petrucci of Dream Theater Discusses Rush's '2112' — The Record That Changed My Life (7/23/2014)
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. Rush2112 (1976) “If I had to pick a favorite band of all time, it would be Rush. "As a teenager, I was already familiar with the group and its album...
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Apr 24 2014

Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Using Triad Arpeggios to Imply More Complex Chord Qualities (4/24/2014)
This month, I’m going to demonstrate how one can utilize simple triadic shapes and patterns in order to imply more complex and varied chord qualities. I find this to be a very cool and useful improvisational tool, because you can apply it to pl...
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Apr 2 2014

Betcha Can't Play This: John Petrucci's Descending E Mixolydian Run (4/2/2014)
This is a descending E Mixolydian [E F# G# A B C# D] run that moves across the strings and eventually down the neck in a cascading type of contour. It’s based on a recurring nine-note melodic motif of three 16th-note triplets, with three altern...
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Feb 26 2014

Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Combining Triad Arpeggios to Form Polytonal Chordal Allusions (2/26/2014)
This video is bonus content related to the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at our online store. As I have discussed in previous columns, I of...
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Jan 2 2014

Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Moving Across the Fretboard in Unusual Ways to Produce Unique Runs (1/2/2014)
These videos are bonus content related to the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. Over the years, people have noticed th...
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Dec 20 2013

John Petrucci Talks Dream Theater's Along For The Ride Tour, Grammy Nomination and Gear (12/20/2013)
Earlier this week, guitarist John Petrucci and Dream Theater announced a new series of North American dates, the “Along For The Ride” tour. Following a set of European shows that begin early in January, a coast-to-coast run picks up on March 20 ...
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Dec 4 2013

Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Visualizing Melodic Shapes on the Fretboard (12/4/2013)
These videos are bonus content related to the January 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. This month, I’d like to delve deeper in...
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Dec 2 2013

Ernie Ball Music Man Unofficially Introduces John Petrucci Majesty Guitar (12/2/2013)
Late last week, Sterling Ball of Ernie Ball Music Man posted the following blurb on the Ernie Ball Music Man forum. In it, he unofficially introduces the new Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty model, which bears the signature of Dream Theater guitari...
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Nov 18 2013

Thirty Veteran Guitarists — Including Slash, Steve Vai and John Petrucci — Choose the Song They'd Most Want to Be Remembered By, Part 2 (11/18/2013)
From the GW Archive: This feature originally appeared in the May 2002 issue of Guitar World. The story has a "time capsule" theme: We asked several veteran guitarists to choose the one song they'd most want to be remembered by after many years. ...
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Nov 18 2013

Dream Theater's John Petrucci: my top 5 not-so-guilty pleasures of all time (11/18/2013)
Read more about Dream Theater's John Petrucci: my top 5 not-so-guilty pleasures of all time at MusicRadar.com