John Petrucci Nominated In Virtuoso Category For First Ever Prog Awards

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has been nominated in the Virtuoso category for the first ever Prog Awards.

John Petrucci Nominated In Virtuoso Category For First Ever Prog Awards
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Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has been nominated in the Virtuoso category for the first ever Prog Awards. The Prog Awards was established by Prog Rock Magazine and will take place in London on September 5th. The Virtuoso Award goes to the "cream of the 2012 prog crop chop-wise" and will be chosen by a carefully selected council. "I am elated and thrilled to be recognized for my work," says Petrucci, adding that "everyone in Dream Theater is excited by the launch of the first Prog Awards. All the musicians who keep it progressive have to fight harder for attention, and this will honor their work while raising the level of awareness of music that is truly guided by the spirit of adventure. As always, we thank the fans who have joined us on this ride." Go to this location for details. Thanks for the report to Bravewords.com.

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    Lightning_Ray
    The shouldn't allow Petrucci to be nominated to the "Virtuoso" category. I mean, it's kind of unfair for most musicians to compete with Petrucci in that category, isn't it?
    Skodward714
    Lightning_Ray wrote: The shouldn't allow Petrucci to be nominated to the "Virtuoso" category. I mean, it's kind of unfair for most musicians to compete with Petrucci in that category, isn't it?
    Yeah, it's kind of like racing an Olympic track runner against a group of obese fourth graders. Who do you think is going to win?
    rip3149
    Skodward714 wrote: Lightning_Ray wrote: The shouldn't allow Petrucci to be nominated to the "Virtuoso" category. I mean, it's kind of unfair for most musicians to compete with Petrucci in that category, isn't it? Yeah, it's kind of like racing an Olympic track runner against a group of obese fourth graders. Who do you think is going to win?
    I just imagined John Petrucci running track competing against 4 Eric Cartmans LMAO
    Holoogamooga
    Is it fair to nominate the entire band? No? Okay, I guess this will do. Though it would be funny if all the nominees were from DT.
    tonello
    I hope he does well, and by that I mean "I know he's gonna win, because he should actually be in the Chuck Norris Catagory."
    mikeysteve
    Agent 00Awesome wrote: Where's the God category? He needs to be in that one.
    LOL there actually is one
    Offworld92
    Claudio Sanchez better be nominated for something at these awards or I'm gonna bitch.
    MonsterOfRock
    rip3149 wrote: Skodward714 wrote: Lightning_Ray wrote: The shouldn't allow Petrucci to be nominated to the "Virtuoso" category. I mean, it's kind of unfair for most musicians to compete with Petrucci in that category, isn't it? Yeah, it's kind of like racing an Olympic track runner against a group of obese fourth graders. Who do you think is going to win? I just imagined John Petrucci running track competing against 4 Eric Cartmans LMAO
    While I like Petrucci's playing just fine but I've personally seen him struggle to keep up with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai at G3 '06 -in Sydney. Not gonna say they're better, but certain gives him a run for his money.