Lifting Shadows: The Authorized Biography of Dream Theater

By
Rich Wilson
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Lifting Shadows, the authorized biography of Dream Theater – the American progressive-metal band comprising James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung and Mike Mangini – traces the band’s history from their mid-1980’s Long Island origins through to the arena filling act that they are today.

This revised and updated edition features all-new interviews with the band and a host of others who have played their part in the rise of the pioneering prog-metal act. It covers the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy, the search for his successor and the band’s spirited return. Their tale is one of musical integrity, strong professional perseverance and a deep-rooted belief in their direction.

The five-piece has enjoyed major success (notably with “Pull Me Under”) while remaining essentially an underground band. They thrive on the support of a growing and loyal fan base. As guitarist and founding member John Petrucci writes: “It’s incredible, and we are all very blessed and fortunate to have such a long career – not only where we started in America but all over the world.”

About the author

In a career that has spanned over thirty years, Glen Matlock has made indelible contributions to music as the original bass player with The Sex Pistols, formed the underrated Rich Kids, and worked with artists ranging from Iggy Pop & Robert Gordon to the reformed Faces.

Peter Silverton was features editor at Sounds in 1976, and is the author of Filthy English (2010).

Paperback ISBN
9781906615581
Extent
352 pages

Press reviews

“The lovingly detailed book does Dream Theater’s legend proud.”

Metal Hammer

“The full unexpurgated story of prog metal’s leading lights.”

Classic Rock