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Dream Theater World interviews James LaBrie
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:00:45 PM »
Here you go, yours truly interviewing James before the show in Norway.

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 12:10:23 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 03:26:02 PM »
Excellent interview!  I have never heard that much detail about how he got the job and how the conversations went.  Fascinating stuff. 

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 04:39:34 PM »
Brilliant interview! Love how animated and into it James is. 

Thanks for mentioning Last Union too.  Been listening to that album obsessively since it was released.

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 10:12:32 PM »
Fantastic interview. Great to hear the history of the band from James himself. Only thing I would have liked to see would have been a question on what he was / is doing with his solo band.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 11:49:50 PM »
Really great interview! Loved that you added the clip of the popcorn incident.

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 03:51:27 AM »
I literally LOLed at his package  :lol
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 04:20:16 AM »
Imagine sitting through the rest of the interview thinking about that... Cause thats what I had to do ;)
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 04:22:58 AM »
I just re-watched many times where James says "phenomenal". I fucking love his talking voice.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 06:37:26 AM »
Wonderful. I haven't seen such a great interview with JLB in a while.

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 09:56:32 AM »
Great interview indeed, thanks a lot!

I'm glad he listened to his wife!!

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 10:14:25 AM »
Tordenperle Krall. Literally.  :D
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 10:58:00 AM »
Wow, I didn't know they were so engaged with Chris Cintron that they first turned JLB down. Great interview, Noxon, and JLB is phenomenal! I love this guy!

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2017, 11:07:52 AM »
Well, his stint with the band was VERY short.  But it sounded to me like they just felt bad about pulling the rug out from under someone before giving him a fair shot. 
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2017, 11:20:24 AM »
That was an awesome interview!  :tup

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2017, 11:31:49 AM »
Such an awesome guy and amazing singer :metal
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2017, 12:11:30 PM »
Well, his stint with the band was VERY short.  But it sounded to me like they just felt bad about pulling the rug out from under someone before giving him a fair shot.

Oh, OK. My bad then.
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2017, 12:28:44 PM »
Very cool, Noxon! Thank you.

You also have an awesome real name!
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2017, 01:13:48 PM »
You also have an awesome real name!
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2017, 01:22:12 PM »
I just re-watched many times where James says "phenomenal". I fucking love his talking voice.

Same though

Thanks for this. Great interview. JLB has a great personality, love the guy
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2017, 01:58:22 PM »
Great interview, James is a pleasure to listen to as always.

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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2017, 03:13:46 PM »
Wow, I didn't know they were so engaged with Chris Cintron that they first turned JLB down. Great interview, Noxon, and JLB is phenomenal! I love this guy!

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Yes.  Chris was essentially in the band.  Only problem was, their last vocalist was a guy named Steve Stone.  They made the mistake of announcing him as their new vocalist after only knowing him for a few days and him not having any real history fronting a band or rehearsing with them.  They already had a show booked and they had him come out for the last part of it where he blew his voice out, kept yelling "Scream for me Long Beach!" when they were playing in Bay Shore, and was fired immediately after. 

For all intents and purposes, Chris was their new vocalist without making it official.  He jammed with them for several months.  Their label or manager wasn't keen on Chris though and in a lot of ways he reminded them too much of Dominici. They had no reservations about James though and finally gave Chris the boot when they had a better option.  If James had never come along, Chris probably would have been the vocalist but they might not have been given as much label support and who knows if they would have ever done anything after Images & Words. 

For what it's worth I quite like Chris and purchased a CD from him.  He does traditional spanish music.  He was also in a band called Reckless that released one album.  I dig it but it probably isn't most DT fans cup of tea.   

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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2017, 07:44:48 PM »
What an especially special interview!  Kudos for recalling Chris Cintron's name.  This is why the DTF community should conduct these interviews and not some uninformed magazine journalist asking about favorite influences for the millionth time.

By the way, as the story goes, the band wrapped rehearsal, waved goodnight to Chris and the other 4 guys drove off only to circle back to the rehearsal space to listen to James' "package" together.

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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2017, 08:23:37 PM »
There was a very cool moment in which James remembered how he and Mike were close friends back then. I don't think (or wish) that MP will return to Dream Theater, but I do hope they can all be buddies again. Maybe not the 24/7 kind of buddies they were while they were together in the band, but at least no sour milk between them.
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2017, 09:19:11 PM »
Holy shit! Dante from Clerks looks like a fat James!

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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2017, 12:32:01 AM »
What is the Official DT World Fan Club anyway?

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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2017, 03:28:46 AM »
What is the Official DT World Fan Club anyway?

http://dreamtheater.club

It's the one and only sanctioned fan club by the band, which has chapters all over the world and new ones popping up continiously all the time. It's based on the last remnant of the old, classic fan clubs (DTIFC), and was initiated by myself in 2015 as a business proposal to the band and management. The proposal itself defined the statutes that we work under, which gives us responsibilities (build and gather official fan communities under the umbrella of the fan club) and rights (rights to use the logo, imagery and so forth of the band and bandmembers even as a commercial product - meaning we can make official merchandise ourselves), and in addition to this we have a strong commitment from the band and management itself to help us with content and support to build the club as it needs to be. As such we've been able to hold several pre party fan meetings, as well as several live Q&A's, and multiple interviews and stuff like that. We'll be able to provide more exclusive material as time goes on - currently we're still focusing on building the communities.

One question I often get is whether the fan club is therefore biased (meaning we're told what we can and cannot publish), and I'm happy to tell you that this is not the case. One of the statutes I was pretty adamant about was the fact that I wanted us to have complete editorial freedom. We can publish any article we want, whether it is an article about former members or negative articles for current member/band status (ie. a bad review of a concert), of course within the confines of the legal system.
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Yes.  Chris was essentially in the band.  Only problem was, their last vocalist was a guy named Steve Stone.  They made the mistake of announcing him as their new vocalist after only knowing him for a few days and him not having any real history fronting a band or rehearsing with them.  They already had a show booked and they had him come out for the last part of it where he blew his voice out, kept yelling "Scream for me Long Beach!" when they were playing in Bay Shore, and was fired immediately after



How i wish a video of this existed  :lol :lol :rollin

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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2017, 05:52:02 AM »
Knowing Portnoy, video probably does exist. somewhere.  ;)
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Yes.  Chris was essentially in the band.  Only problem was, their last vocalist was a guy named Steve Stone.  They made the mistake of announcing him as their new vocalist after only knowing him for a few days and him not having any real history fronting a band or rehearsing with them.  They already had a show booked and they had him come out for the last part of it where he blew his voice out, kept yelling "Scream for me Long Beach!" when they were playing in Bay Shore, and was fired immediately after



How i wish a video of this existed  :lol :lol :rollin

He must have been pretty damn drunk, because no Long Islander worth their salt would confuse Long Beach and Bay Shore.  :lol

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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2017, 12:56:59 PM »
An important part of the story is that Steve Stone had heard Iron Maidens live album "Live After Death", where Bruce Dickinson, before the song Flight of Icarus, shouts "Scream for me long beach"
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Yes, we know.  :lol
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« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2017, 01:35:19 PM »
An important part of the story is that Steve Stone had heard Iron Maidens live album "Live After Death", where Bruce Dickinson, before the song Flight of Icarus, shouts "Scream for me long beach"

So he wasn't referencing Long Beach, New York?      ;D         Maybe he was trying to suck up to Mike P!
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« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2017, 01:35:47 PM »
James still retains his Canadian accent!
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