"We were all inspired" – Dream Theater members talk new album and how Scenes From A Memory influenced it

It's rare to get the whole lineup of Dream Theater in one place for an interview but their forthcoming new album, A View From The Top Of The World, has rallied the troops and they're all here in the studio to talk about it on their official YouTube channel (opens in new tab)

In this first part, the band talk about the inspiration behind the title and music, including the experience of revisiting Metropolis Pt.2 Scenes From A Memory. 

A View From The Top Of The World is released on 22 October. 

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.