American progressive metal band Dream Theater's 11th album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events
marked the first time that guitarist John Petrucci contributed the bulk of the lyrics, following the departure of founding member Mike Portnoy
. He told MusicRadar it was an opportunity he relished. "I've been wanting to write an entire album of lyrics for a long time now," he said. "The process of connecting music to a message is so gratifying, especially when I have a singer like James La Brie, who can make words come to life in ways that are spine-tingling."