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FULL NAME - John Ro Myung

John Myung is the bassist of Dream Theater.

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 Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as classical and blues.


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  • barcisz

    3 Feb 12:16pm Reply
  • Deceneace

    let me join the pointless discussion: he's very skilled bassist, no doubts about that, but he's everything but under-rated. He's probably only bassist known by name in general public because of his skills and not simply playing in very popular band.

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Umup0

    I see we have a Myung expert in our vicinity... v

    5 Jun 2011 Reply
  • dalviodias

    Myung just write the bass lines after the other guys write the whole structure.

    27 Nov 2010 Reply
  • 71vermont


    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • 71vermont

    amazing....AMAZING !!

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • RomaLover

    " he didnt wrote the songs u idiot. he just wrote the lyrics. " Most DT songs are credited to all four of them (everyone except LaBrie, that is). According to Rudess they usually arise out of improvised jam sessions, so technically Myung is as responsible for the writing as anyone. And the songs Myung also wrote the lyrics for (as thunder2221 states) are arguably the very best of DT.

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • PoisonOath

    Amazing and way under-rated bassist. Myung, Dan Briggs and Alex Webster are probably the best bassist we have today and my biggest influences on music. If you like this guy check out some of my works, James McCallum , although these are just freestyle bass track layered over top of each other for fun. still looking for the right band, if you wanna hear me playing all intruments myself please check them out here.

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • thunder2221

    He does write songs for Dream Theater, just not often. He wrote Learning to Live, Trial of Tears, Lifting Shadows off A Dream & Fatal Tragedy! All of them classic DT.

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • niQboy

    "He's terribly ugly" I don't see how that's relevant to anything, but yeah, he's a good bass player indeed. And no, I personally don't find him ugly.

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Solovarium

    One of the best in the world

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • MaximilianDream

    I see you soon in Argentina. Cordial greetings.

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • BCDkey

    Good bass-guitar player

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Gringuish

    awesome human being, awesome music mesiah :)

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • MrChimney

    Merry birthdate, John!

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • PhilandMaths

    my favorite :)

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Sal-ival

    best main pic!

    3 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Marco_Cult

    He's terribly ugly. But he's a good bass player.

    30 Aug 2009 Reply
  • CDB623

    warms up before every show, and warms down after every show!

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • OveRRaTeDx

    My inspiration ^^

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
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