Eager to work on fresh material, Dream Theater retreated to the studio in May 1994. It is reported that Myung may practice for up to six hours a day, and has extensive warmup and cooldown periods of playing before and after playing a concert. [78][79] The set list for the tour featured the entire second half of Awake, in celebration of the album's 20th anniversary, including the song "Space-Dye Vest", which had never been performed live. (2003). Myung is a founding member of Dream Theater and considered to be the "silent partner" in decision making for the band. Their fifth album, Metropolis Pt. Myung is also known to be a fan of fishing and he also enjoys golfing in his spare time. The album was released at around the same time as the video 5 Years in a Livetime, which covered the years from Kevin Moore's departure to the Falling into Infinity promotional tour. Myung is married to Lisa Martens Pace, the bass player in the defunct all-female heavy metal band Meanstreak.

The album was bookended by the two parts of "In the Presence of Enemies", written and conceived as a single piece but split into two halves for the purposes of the album. Dream Theater's first keyboardist, Kevin Moore, left the band after three albums and was replaced by Derek Sherinian in 1995 after a period of touring. Myung wrote the lyrics to one song per album from Images and Words to Metropolis Pt. Myung, Petrucci, and Portnoy joined together on the name Majesty for their newly formed group. [25], Another world tour followed, named Train of Thought Tour. 2: Scenes from a Memory, precisamente per il brano Home (come spiegato dal gruppo nel commento audio del DVD Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York). He is also known for his use of subtle metaphors and imagery. [159], The webzine Metal Storm honored Dream Theater with an award in 2009, when Black Clouds & Silver Linings was voted Best Progressive Metal Album. [24] The lineup consisted of Portnoy on drums, Petrucci on guitar, Tony Levin on bass, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess, who had finished with the Dixie Dregs. Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs), Images and Words 15th Anniversary Performance, https://dreamtheater.fandom.com/wiki/John_Myung?oldid=7567. New York: YtseJam Records. Similar to Petrucci, Myung has a strict regimen of practice on his instrument, dedicating most of his life to mastering it. [44] Tensions became especially high when Portnoy called James LaBrie "disrespectful" for comments LaBrie made during an interview,[45] stating that Dream Theater were "not sad at all" that Portnoy was no longer a band member. Myung owned at least three of the only 100 instruments constructed, two "Wingbass II Bolt-on" six-strings (one natural and one sunburst, both with maple tops, ash bodies and maple necks with rosewood fretboards), and one "Wingbass II Hybrid (a "half neck-through" with spalted maple top, ash body, and maple neck and fretboard). The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was nearly four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized after acquiring severe food poisoning from the food he ate before the show.

Live at Budokan was released on October 5, 2004, and was certified Platinum in the US on January 26, 2005. "Train of Thought – Dream Theater | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards", "Metropolis, Pt. However, Internet-released "Making of Webisodes" of the making of 2002's Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence double album showed an expansion of Myung's studio gear with the use of a Hamer 8-string bass, as well as a Music Man Stingray 5 five-string bass. [6], Dream Theater's group writing process makes it difficult to identify which member of the band authored a particular song or song section, but on DVD commentaries, the band members have sometimes identified certain parts as "a John Myung riff," such as parts of "Fatal Tragedy" and the introduction to "The Glass Prison". [53][54] Writing was completed on March 2 and done without Mangini. [6][7] Along with Queensrÿche and Fates Warning, the band has been referred to as one of the "big three" of the progressive metal genre, responsible for its development and popularization.[8]. What’s this I hear about Mike being really sick after the Roseland (DVD) show? [70] The release date and time are an allusion to their 1994 song 6:00, the intro of which contains a repeated sample of the line "Six o'clock on a Christmas morning" as spoken by Helena Carroll in The Dead. These might be also used to create his sound. John Myung, from August through September 2010, was voted the greatest bassist of all time.

Due to his shy and private nature, very little is known about John Myung's private life or habits, excepting what is already known about his fierce dedication to playing bass. He is also known to play the Chapman Stick, a tapping instrument similar to the bass, which he primarily used on the song New Millenium. His mysterious personality was emphasized when, at a show in Germany, he tackled Dream Theater singer James LaBrie, much to the confusion and amazement of both the audience and the rest of the band; this move later became known as the “Myung Tackle”. Nel frattempo la Music Man cominciò a produrre vari prototipi del Bongo Bass a 6 corde, di cui Myung usufruì nel tour Chaos in Motion; questo veniva utilizzato esclusivamente per suonare i brani che richiedevano la presenza delle sei corde.

The band is, from left: drummer Mike Mangini, bass player John Myung… (2003). The songs "These Walls" and "The Dark Eternal Night" feature Myung using a pick. The whole band substantially reworked the song, and it appeared on the album as "You Not Me" with a chorus that bore little resemblance to the original. Dream Theater started the Octavarium Tour extensively throughout 2005 and 2006 to celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a band, including a headlining spot on Gigantour alongside Megadeth and put together by frontman Dave Mustaine, also featuring Fear Factory, Nevermore and Symphony X. After the Progressive Nation Tour, Dream Theater re-entered the studio to write and record a brand new instrumental track for inclusion on the God of War III soundtrack EP God of War: Blood & Metal. King, Brian. "MikePortnoy.com FAQ: "When was Derek made an official member of Dream Theater? John Myung was previously married to Lisa Martens Pace.

This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 06:43. Fans around the world, united on the YtseJam Mailing List (the most popular form of communication between Dream Theater fans at that point), had begun to put pressure on the band to officially release the song "A Change of Seasons". The rest of the mixes can be heard in the band's official bootleg The Making of Scenes from a Memory. "Liquid Tension Experiment" [CD Liner Notes]. Apart from the various preamps that he uses for overdrive and distortion, the only "effect" Myung uses is an Eventide DSP4000 Ultra-Harmonizer for chorus, harmonization, and time-based effects: "I dig the Hyper Quad setting on the Eventide. For the American poker player, see, Myung performing with Dream Theater in Berlin, 2007, "John Myung: Exclusive interview with FBPO's Jon Liebman", Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs), Metropolis—Part I: 'The Miracle and the Sleeper', https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Myung&oldid=985398939, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1998: Custom Build Noisegate, Rocktron Rack interface, Voltage Controlled Amplifier, Steward 4 Channel DI, Mesa Boogie Amp Switcher, modified Mesa Triaxis. Durante le registrazione di Systematic Chaos, Myung utilizzò un Music Man bongo a 5 corde, di colore egyptian smoke, mentre nel Chaos in Motion tour utilizzò lo stesso basso, ma nel suo colore signature "inca silver".

Il suo primo basso è un Memphis, una copia del famoso Fender Precision, ma lo ha cambiato rapidamente con un Fender Jazz Bass color salmone,[2] come si può vedere in vari bootleg del periodo Majesty.

Myung, though notoriously shy in public, is said to be an animated, fun and likable individual in private company, and shares a strong relationship with his fellow bandmates, as well as a lasting friendship with former Dream Theater member Derek Sherinian. Attualmente il Music Man Bongo a 6 corde, grazie a Myung, è entrato in produzione stabile. 6 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, with first week sales totalling 40,285, making their highest entry on the chart. The label, however, did not allow the release of a double album because it felt that a 140-minute record would not be well received by the general public.

On July 8, 2014, Dream Theater released The Studio Albums 1992–2011, a box set spanning all albums from Images and Words to A Dramatic Turn of Events.[77]. What happened? In 2017, Dream Theater went on another tour, titled Images, Words & Beyond, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Images and Words.

Myung, along with Petrucci, attended Berklee college, where the pair met up with Mike Portnoy another Long Island native who shared their taste in music. 2: Scenes from a Memory. [96], Petrucci released his first solo album in fifteen years, Terminal Velocity, on August 28, 2020. [92], In April 2020, Metal Addicts reported that Dream Theater was expected to begin working on their fifteenth studio album in 2021. His first was the progressive rock supergroup Platypus, with Rod Morgenstein, Ty Tabor and ex-Dream Theater bandmate Derek Sherinian. [63] After a short break to conclude 2011, the band returned to Europe with Periphery,[64] to Asia with Andy McKee, to North America with Crimson Projekct and then to South America for the final leg of the tour.

In 2007, after their show in Salt Lake City on July 30, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. signed a proclamation officially marking July 30, 2007 as Dream Theater Day in the state of Utah. Myung used a 4-string Spector for most of the recording of Images and Words in 1992 (although he may have used a 5-string or 6-string bass for songs such as "Take the Time", which features a low-C#). John Myung is a 53 year old American Bassist.