JOHN PETRUCCI On Grammy Nomination: “It’s An Amazing Feeling”

John Petrucci

James Wood of Guitar World conducted recently an interview with Dream Theater’s guitarist John Petrucci. Few interviews from the interview are below.

What does it mean for you and the band to have been nominated for a Grammy?

Amazing. It’s one thing to be recognized by your peers over the course of your career, but the Grammy is something else altogether. You have the Recording Academy, along with a huge cross-section of producers, writers, engineers and musicians from all different musical genres and backgrounds who are making a decision. It’s an amazing feeling.

What inspired you to pick up a guitar in the first place?

One thing I remember very vividly was having this reoccurring dream where I was standing on stage playing guitar. Even today, I can still picture it. I also remember growing up in suburban Long Island where everyone in the neighborhood played. It was a very musical environment and I quickly got hooked. I found that it was something I could do, and as my ability got better, the more and more I got into it. As a teenager, I’d often play for six hours a day. I couldn’t get enough of it.

Read the full interview on Guitar World.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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