Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 16, 2005
Dream Theater is a pioneering American progressive metal band formed by three students at the Berklee College of Music in the mid 1980s. In the twenty years since their inception, they have become the most successful progressive band since the height of progressive rock in the mid-1970s, despite being relatively unknown in mainstream pop and rock circles. They, along with counterparts Queensrÿche and Fates Warning, are credited with reviving progressive music into critical and commercial success after the genre had spent almost a decade in decline following the conversion of many '70s prog acts to pop music. Since that time, their career has seen gold albums, a top 10 single, tours with some of the world's biggest acts (from Yes to Megadeth) and consistent plaudits from rock critics and fans.