Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed to Spain’s Metal Hammer magazine that the band is planning to use some of its coronavirus downtime to work on the follow-up to last year’s Distance Over Time album (check our reviews here).
Petrucci said: “There’s a lot going on musically this year. Obviously, everybody’s trying to be creative. The Dream Theater schedule is different now. We would have been touring in the spring, we would have been touring now, and then we probably would have been off for the fall and winter. But now that that’s all changed, we’ll go back in the studio, because nobody wants to sit around and do nothing.
We’re musicians, we’re creative people, so we’re gonna make music. So, yeah, our schedule has been sort of shifted, I guess, because of the pandemic… We’re gonna do what we do, which is make music. So we’re not gonna sit around, and we’re gonna move our schedule up and start working on new music in the fall.”