John Petrucci (Dream Theater) talk about BABYMETAL on Reddit

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John Petrucci, the legendary Dream Theater guitarist, have done an Ask Me Anything! on popular web community Reddit and someone ask him a question about BABYMETAL.

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One of the most popular subreddits is IAmA (“I Am A”) where a user may post “AMAs” (for “Ask Me Anything”), or similarly “AMAAs” ( for “Ask Me Almost Anything”) – prompts for others to ask questions about any topic. AMAs are open to all Reddit users, and use the site’s comment system for both questions and answers; it is similar to a press conference, but online. This subreddit was founded in May 2009.

Hey, I’m John Petrucci, co-founder, lead guitarist, producer, and main lyricist for the Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal band Dream Theater. I’m psyched to do this, redditors, so Ask Me Anything!

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Good morning Man! just a few questions Ive been tossing about.
1.) Do you have all your solos memorized/muscle memory? Or do you need consistent practice before a gig just to remember which solos go where (not meaning to offend, I play guitar as well and Im entering the territory of “Too many songs”).
2.) Whats your opinion on babymetal?
3.) Hows your day been so far?

[–]JohnPetrucciDT[S] 119 points 5 hours ago
1.) I review my solos very often during the tour and for the most part the muscle memory takes over while performing so it’s important for boosting musical self-esteem on stage – one of the worst mental enemies is to be unsure of yourself or what comes next.
2.)The music is actually pretty shredding – you can always count on something unique to come out of Japan. You are actually chatting with a hologram of myself right now!
3.) It’s been great. I’m currently in Brazil – have a show tonight and am looking forward to playing – although I am pretty hungry right now.

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