1 Q: How does an Animals as Leaders fan headbang? A: Very Carefully
Only true AAL fans headbang in 21/16 time - cjWriter1997
LOL, that was a great joke. - Metal_Treasure
2 How a Rush fan remembers the alphabet, "A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Y Z"
I did not get the reference and thought that the fan simply got it wrong because they rushed through.
LOL, of course the alphabet has two Ys (and no X? ). I loved that reference to YYZ. - Metal_Treasure
3 Q: What's an Alcoholic's favorite progressive rock album? A: Wish You Were Beer
Other notable favorites:
In the Cork of the Champagne Drink
Hard Side of the Booze
Moving Liquor - cjWriter1997
The Boozer That Refused to Drink (and Other Stories) - mainly for alcoholics in rehab. - San_Lakshitha
LOL, that was brilliant! - Metal_Treasure
4 4/4 time: The Kryptonite of Progressive Music
Pop song uses 4/4, no one bats an eye
Prog band uses 4/4, everyone loses their minds - cjWriter1997
Great list, I love it! - Metal_Treasure
5 Q: Do you like Prog Music? A: Yes
6 What's the difference between a progressive musician and an accountant? A: The accountant knows he is boring.
7 Q: How can you tell a prog metal drummer's at the door? A: The knocking is in 21/32 time.
And never in 4/4 - Metal_Treasure
8 Q: Where do failing prog musicians go? A: Love Beach
Oof pretty dirty. - JoLeKosovo
This is hilarious! One of my favorite jokes on this list. - Gg2000
9 If I had to describe Porcupine Tree's lyrics in 3 words it be "Serial Killer Fetish"
If you know anything about some of the band's lyrical content you'd get this. - cjWriter1997
"It's so erotic when your makeup runs" - San_Lakshitha
10 Q: How many prog musicians does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: Just one, but it takes them 25 minutes to do it
11 At this point the new Tool album may as well be the soundtrack to Half Life 3
Of course the obligatory new Tool album joke was gonna be included - cjWriter1997
12 Q: What do you call a prog drummer in a punk band? A: Fired
LOL, the opposite would be also very true:
Q: What do you call a punk drummer in a prog band? A: Fired - Metal_Treasure
13 Q: Why is 13 never hungry in a prog song? A: Because 13/8 a lot
14 Q: How many progressive rock/metal jokes are there? A: None. They are all true.
15 Q: What's the favorite band of creationists? A: Genesis
That's very good! - Metal_Treasure
16 Between the Buried and Me, the band that can make you headbang like crazy one second and then sip tea to some lounge music the other
Not to mention make you dance to some swing jazz and then diddy up to some Bluegrass as well - cjWriter1997
17 Q: Do you like Yes? A: Yes
18 Q: What do you get if you cross progressive music with reggae? A: Regressive music.
19 During a songwriting session James LaBrie asked John Myung what he was playing at a specific song part and John Myung replied "Bass".
That's a real story - bassist John Myung is a fun individual and often gets the entire band laughing - Metal_Treasure
20 Yeah sure, Canada gave us Simple Plan and Justin Beiber, but they also gave us Devin Townsend so I say that's a fair trade off
I would probably rename it to: Yeah sure, Canada gave us Simple Plan and Justin Beiber, but they also gave us Rush, Voivod, and Devin Townsend so I say that's a fair trade off
(included only prog artists) - Metal_Treasure
Not convinced? Well outside of prog we got bands like Cryptopsy, Annihilator and Voivod too - cjWriter1997
21 Q: What's the definition of an optimist? A: A progressive metal musician with a mortgage.
22 Q: What's the difference between God and John Petrucci? A: Nothing much except God isn't that good at guitar
23 Q: What do you call a punk drummer in a prog band? A: Fired
24 Q: What is progressive rock/metal music? A: Sounds arranged by the bands, incorrectly interpreted by the reviewers and ignored by the audience.
25 Q: How does a prog metal fan headbang? A: Oddly (only in odd time signatures).
26 If two things are parallel, they never meet. Example: Periphery, fans over the age of 14
27 Q: What happens when you make a pawn sad? A: Their Pawn Hearts are broken
28 Q: Where do prog musicians go when they're put on trial? A: The Court of the Crimson King
29 Q : What would you get if you mashed all instruments in one? A : Tubular Bells
30 Q: Jazz, Classical and Prog all have very complex theory behind it. The difference between Jazz, Classical and Prog? A: Only the Theory nerds listen to it this time.
31 Q: What does a carpenter get when he watches music videos? A: The inability to sleep.