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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On New Year's Eve Photo With MIKE PORTNOY: 'It's Good To Maintain Good Relationships'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci says that fans shouldn't read anything into his recent encounter with Mike Portnoy, explaining that he continues to maintain a "good relationship" with his former bandmate. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunited

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has posted a photo of him apparently hanging out with his former bandmate, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Portnoy wrote in an accompanying caption: "Happy New Year from MP & JP #givepeaceachance #carpediem Here's to a great 2018!" Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On His Exit From AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'They Just Weren't Ready To Commit Yet'

Mike Portnoy says that drummer Brooks Wackerman is "the perfect fit" for AVENGED SEVENFOLD. In 2015, Wackerman officially replaced Arin Ilejay, who was AVENGED SEVENFOLD's first full-time drummer after the passing of founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009. Following Sullivan's death, AVENGED SEVENFOLD recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record the drum tracks ...

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MIKE PORTNOY 'Loves' His Former Bandmates In DREAM THEATER

Mike Portnoy says that he understands why his former bandmates in DREAM THEATER declined his invitation to join him in a performance of the group's "12 Step Suite" in its entirety for the first time ever on the Cruise To The Edge this past February. The music documents the musician's battle with alcoholism, and is ...

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