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Liquid Tension Experiment

Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental rock project consisting of Dream Theater members John Petrucci (guitar), JordanRudess (keyboard), and Mike Portnoy (drums), as well as progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass, Chapman Stick) of KingCrimson. The combo was formed as a side project to Dream Theater in 1998 (though some theorise that Rudess was asked tojoin the band largely because of the success of the Liquid Tension Experiment, he had already declined a previous offer to join in1994, instead becoming a member of the Dixie Dregs). The band played fast, fusion-based pieces similar to ...read more

Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental rock project consisting of Dream Theater members John Petrucci (guitar), JordanRudess (keyboard), and Mike Portnoy (drums), as well as progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass, Chapman Stick) of KingCrimson. The combo was formed as a side project to Dream Theater in 1998 (though some theorise that Rudess was asked tojoin the band largely because of the success of the Liquid Tension Experiment, he had already declined a previous offer to join in1994, instead becoming a member of the Dixie Dregs). The band played fast, fusion-based pieces similar to those of DreamTheater, if somewhat more jazzy, and (almost entirely) devoid of vocals.

Liquid Tension Experiment released two albums, Liquid Tension Experiment (1998) and Liquid Tension Experiment 2 (1999) onMagna Carta records. They also played a few live shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Mike Portnoy has stated innumerous interviews (and on his web site FAQ) that there will not be a third LTE album, as 3/4 of the band is in the currentDream Theater line-up. However, several songs and "riffs" have been incorporated into Dream Theater's live performances, suchas the "Instrumedley" from Dream Theater's Live at Budokan. « hide

Similar Bands: Levin Minnemann Rudess, Dream Theater, 7 for 4, Planet X, King Crimson

LPs
Liquid Tension Experiment 2
1999

4
266 Votes
Liquid Tension Experiment
1998

3.9
272 Votes
Live Albums
Live in NYC
2009

4
1 Votes
Live in LA
2009

4.4
4 Votes

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