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Well, I definitely didn't see this coming. I'm way past the point of caring and I actually think Mike Mangini is the better drummer but maybe this will light a fire back under the band's collective asses? :)

https://dreamtheater.net/dream-theater-announce-the-return-of-drummer-mike-portnoy/

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“I am overwhelmed with joy to be returning home and reuniting with my brothers! There is so much shared history between us all…so many memories, so much music…to think we’re coming up on 40 years since this journey began! The idea of creating new music together is so exciting and I absolutely cannot wait to hit the road and get to play live for a whole new generation of fans that weren’t ever able to see this lineup before…There’s no place like home!!” exclaims Mike Portnoy.

 

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11 hours ago, Eric3 said:

Well, I definitely didn't see this coming. I'm way past the point of caring and I actually think Mike Mangini is the better drummer but maybe this will light a fire back under the band's collective asses? :)

https://dreamtheater.net/dream-theater-announce-the-return-of-drummer-mike-portnoy/

 

Bit a late for an April Fool

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1 hour ago, nyoilers said:

I've moved on from this band.

I had, too. I actually prefer the material from his ventures post-Dream Theatre. 

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On 11/3/2023 at 11:41 AM, nyoilers said:

I've moved on from this band.

Me too. I was big on them in my early 20s but there are only a few albums of theirs that have really stuck with me since then. Their last really good one was 2013's self-titled IMO.

Also, James LaBrie's voice has really deteriorated in recent years. He was always hit-or-miss live but it's been mostly miss their last couple of tours. DT is not DT without him but I do wonder what they'd be able to accomplish with a different singer.

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