John Myung Bio & Releases
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Interesting "little things"

Favorite Drink - Raspberry-Cranberry juice

Favorite Food - Pasta

Favorite Movie(s) - 2001 A Space Odyssey & The Deer Hunter

Favorite Actor - Robert DeNiro

Favorite Actress - Meryl Streep

Favorite TV Show - Discovery Channel

Favorite Book - Power Of Myth

FULL NAME - John Ro Myung

BIRTHDAY - January 24, 1967

HEIGHT - 5' 7''

John Myung was born on January 24, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Long Island, New York, with his family when he was a young boy. John says that his mother always listened to classical music and so at age 5 he began violin lessons.

When John was 15 his next door neighbor approached him to play bass for his band, assuming that since it had four strings like a violin he could learn it easily. Although it turned out to be a totally different instrument, John took to bass very quickly and has never picked up a violin since.

John's main influences include Chris Squire, Steve Harris and Geddy Lee and their respective bands Yes, Iron Maiden and Rush. He also listens to bands like Jane's Addiction, King's X and The Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as classical and blues.

John is the only member of Dream Theater still living on Long Island, with his wife Lisa. When not on the road, John enjoys reading, exercise, and fishing.

Recordings and Video Releases:
Dream Theater Albums
1989 - When Dream And Day Unite
1992 - Images And Words
1993 - Live At The Marquee
1994 - Awake
1995 - A Change Of Seasons
1997 - Falling Into Infinity
1998 - Once In A LIVEtime (2 CD set)
2000 - Metrpolis Pt.2 (Scenes From A Memory)
Side Projects
1998 - Platypus "When Pus Comes To Shove"
1999 - Gordian Knot "Sensory"
2000 - Platypus "IceCycles"
Video Releases
1993 - Dream Theater "Live In Tokyo"
1996 - Instructional Video "progressive Bass Concepts"
1998 - Dream Theater "5 Years In A LIVEtime"

Coming Soon: The long awaited Dream Theater LIVE peforming SFAM taped in New York City (Due in April of 2001 - see link below for further details.

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