Happy Birthday today (Jan. 24) to Dream Theater bassist and founding member John Myung. He's 52. Other rockers celebrating include Helloween singer Michael Kiske (51) and Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler (66).
Progressive metal band Dream Theater was formed out of Berklee College of Music, Massachusetts in 1985. The classic lineup featured James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Kevin Moore, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy. The band’s most successful album was 1992’s Images and Words and the single “Pull Me Under”. The band released their thirteenth studio album The Astonishing in 2016. The Astonishing is a concept album and rock opera conceived by guitarist John Petrucci. Upon it’s release, it debuted in the top 10 in several countries and became the first Dream Theater album to reach No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Rock Chart. The band is toured in 2017 celebrating the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough album Images and Words. The album was a huge favorite of mine during my high school years and it was great to see it performed live at The Palace in Albany, NY. Cheers to John Myung on his birthday today!