John Petrucci (Dream Theater) talk about BABYMETAL on Reddit

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.


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!


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.