The Liquid Tension Experiment Box Set is the ultimate souvenir of Liquid Tension Experiment's 10th Anniversary Reunion Tour. Included in this deluxe package are both the NYC and LA shows in their entirety (on both CD and DVD), as well as the Liquid Trio Experiment 2 CD and two items that are exclusive to this set and will not be available separately: Live In LA on Blu-ray Disc and a bonus CD of all of the improv jams from the other LTE 2008 shows.
Liquid Tension Experiment 2 is the second studio album by instrumental rock/progressive metal supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment, released on June 15, 1999 through Magna Carta Records.
Liquid Tension Experiment is the self-titled first studio album by instrumental rock/progressive metal supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment, released on March 10, 1998 through Magna Carta Records. The group was composed of Dream Theater bandmembers John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess and Mike Portnoy, as well as bassist Tony Levin. Track six, "Chris and Kevin's Excellent Adventure", is named after the photo sessions for the album in which the photographer kept calling Portnoy "Chris" and Levin "Kevin", whilst "Three Minute Warning" refers to Levin's frustration with his bandmates' insistence on composing rather than spontaneous jamming, and thus his ultimatum to leave the studio within three minutes unless they started to jam.
Spontaneous Combustion is an album by progressive metal / fusion group Liquid Trio Experiment, and is the result of the studio improvisations of Liquid Tension Experiment which occurred while John Petrucci was with his wife while she was giving birth. The trio of Mike Portnoy, Tony Levin and Jordan Rudess continued to write music during this period. It was released on October 23, 2007.
This DVD documents Mike Portnoy's innovative drumming in the highly acclaimed fusion/progressive metal music of Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment.
Live performance and documentary about the legendary band, following their rise to fame and fortune, and the history of their unconventional music.
The critics were united in acknowledging the eponymously titled debut album from Flying Colors among the most fascinating releases of 2012. Flying Colors is the talent-ridden supergroup consisting of guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, bass player Dave LaRue and the comparatively new talent, singer/songwriter Casey McPherson. The band challenged conventional wisdom about combining virtuoso music and melodic songwriting in their new album, "Second Nature".
Prime Cuts is a compilation album by Jordan Rudess released in 2006. It features performances by Robert Berry, Marc Bonilla, Terry Bozzio, Jerry Goodman, Tony Levin, Rod Morgenstein, John Petrucci, Simon Phillips, Mike Portnoy, Kip Winger, and Mark Wood. It contains two previously unreleased duets with Jordan and Kip Winger. The amazing thing about Jordan Rudess -Prime Cuts- is that, much like most of the Prime Cuts series, it flows as if the songs were meant to be compiled in this order, even though there are varying styles and artists performing them.
Following Paul Gilbert's last highly successful CD, "Fuzz Universe," "Vibrato" is a hybrid instrumental/vocal CD by an important guitarist regarded internationally as one of the greatest players in the industry. Boasting four phenomenal new instrumentals, four new vocal tunes and three riveting live tracks covering artists such as Yes, Muddy Waters and AC/DC, Gilbert once again proves why he is the guitarist's guitarist.