Who is John Petrucci and what is his net worth 2018? John Petrucci is a famed American guitarist and composer who is also one of the founding members of the 2-time Grammy awards nominated progressive metal band dream theatres. He along with his former band mate Mike Portnoy released numerous albums from 1999-2009. He is now the very producer of the band’s albums after Portnoy’s departure in 2010. He is also a founding member of the acclaimed Liquid Tension Experiment.
John Peter Petrucci was born on 12th July 1967. He grew up in King’s park, New York with an Italian family. He first took his guitar at the age of 12 and continued practising. He was strongly influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Rush, Yes, Metallica and showed an interest in the genre of progressive rock and heavy metal.
This drove him to join the prestigious Berklee school of music along with his childhood friend John Myung, bassist. The fate of these two and Mike Portnoy converged in this school and led them to form the metal band Dream theatres. He also worked with a project band liquid tension experiment. He is now a voting member of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
John is a catholic and as of now, he resides in St.James, New York along with his wife Rena Sands who is also a guitarist of the metal band. His passion includes bodybuilding, weight training, and politics.
John leads the band in an extremely successful musical journey and became renowned throughout the world. They secured 2 Grammy nominations and multiple Billboard 200 and top 10 chart debuts. The Dream theatre was titled to be the band of the year 2014 in progressive music awards.
Their recent deed was The Astonishing placed in the Billboard top rock albums chart at #1. Throughout his career, John has been a part of many research and development of many guitar and guitar related gears with some of the most successful musical instrument manufacturers in the world. One such project is a complete line of signature Ernie Ball Music Man 6-string.
John is one of the most skilled guitarists and received many notable awards in various guitar publications. He was named the guitarist of the year in 2007 by the readers of Total Guitar magazine and the best metal guitarist in 2010 and 2011 by Guitar player magazine. He was listed in the 20 best guitarists ever in the reader’s poll by Total Guitar. In 2013, he was voted Best Shredder by the reader’s poll pg Guitar World and in 2014 John made it to the magazine’s Hall Of Fame.
John Petrucci Net Worth
John has proved his talent as a guitarist in many occasions.The Italian-American musician has a net worth of $9 million. He was named as the third guitarist in six G3 tours which is enough to validate his worth. He has worked as a guest player in several bands and featured in many lesson books for guitarists.
He sought to preach music and started Tone Mission, a global initiative for tone seekers. Over the years he became one of the leading figures in the music world to whom every musician look up to.
John shaped his childhood passion into an integral part of his life. His sincere efforts and creative music skills placed him at the pinnacle. His albums and solo- albums still continues to rock the world. He is a long-standing veteran among guitarists.