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John Petrucci

John Peter Petrucci was born on July 12, 1967 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is best known as guitarist, composer, lyricist and producer of the progressive metal band Dream Theater, which he founded in 1985 together with drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist John Myung while they attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. See full bio »

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 2014 Dream Theater: Breaking the Fourth Wall (Video) (executive producer) / (music director) / (producer)
 2013 Dream Theater: Live at Luna Park (Video) (executive producer)
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 2013 Dream Theater: Live at Luna Park (Video) (audio producer)
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 2018 La resistencia (TV Series)
- Dream Theater (2018) ... Self
 2014 Dream Theater: Breaking the Fourth Wall (Video)
Self - Guitar
 2013 Dream Theater: Live at Luna Park (Video)
Self - Guitar
 2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary)
- Progressive Metal (2012) ... Self
 2008 Dream Theater: Chaos in Motion (Video documentary)
Self - Guitar
 2006 Dream Theater: Romavarium (Video)
Self - Guitar
 2006 Gigantour (Video)
 2005 Dream Theater: A Walk Beside the Band (Video)
Self - Guitar
 2005 G3 Live in Tokyo (Video)
 2004 Dream Theater: Live at Budokan (Video)
 2001 Dream Theater: Metropolis 2000 - Scenes from New York (Video documentary)
Self - Guitarist
 1998 Dream Theater: 5 Years in a LIVEtime (Documentary)

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Rock Discipline DVD Guitar instructional 1995 Alfred publishing

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Counts Rush, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Dixie Dregs, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Metallica, Yes, Queensrÿche among his greatest influences starting out as a guitarist. See more »

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