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JOHN PETRUCCI + MIKE PORTNOY: Video Of Entire Richmond Concert

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci played the tenth show of his first headlining solo tour on October 17 at The National in Richmond, Virginia. Petrucci performed material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely acclaimed debut release, "Suspen...
October 22, 2022
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JOHN PETRUCCI: Performing With MIKE PORTNOY For First Time In 12 Years Was 'A Really Special Moment'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci kicked off his first headlining solo tour last night (Wednesday, October 5) at The Strand Ballroom & Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Petrucci performed material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely...
October 16, 2022
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Watch: JOHN PETRUCCI And Ex-DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE PORTNOY Perform Together In Boston

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci played the third show of his first headlining solo tour Friday night (October 7) at Berklee Performance Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Petrucci performed material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely accl...
October 9, 2022
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JOHN PETRUCCI Shuts Down Fan Speculation About MIKE PORTNOY's Return To DREAM THEATER: 'I've Been Very Vocal About This'

Two years ago, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" featured guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on...
October 7, 2022
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Watch: JOHN PETRUCCI And Ex-DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE PORTNOY Perform Together For First Time In 12 Years

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci kicked off his first headlining solo tour last night (Wednesday, October 5) at The Strand Ballroom & Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Petrucci performed material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely...
October 6, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says His First Tour With MIKE PORTNOY In 12 Years Is 'A Big Deal'

Later this week, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will embark on his first headlining solo tour performing material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely acclaimed debut release, "Suspended Animation". "Terminal Velocity" marked the first t...
October 3, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Releases Animated Music Video For 'Temple Of Circadia' Featuring MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has released the official animated music video for his song "Temple Of Circadia". The track is taken from his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", which was released in August 2020. The drums on the LP were laid down by former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portn...
September 16, 2022
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JAMES LABRIE And MIKE PORTNOY Were Able To 'Move On' Past The 'Garbage That Went On For Years And Years'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie, who recently said that it was "great" to be back on good terms with the band's original drummer Mike Portnoy, discussed his relationship with his former bandmate in a new interview with Ibagenscast. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There comes a point...
September 4, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces More Dates For First Solo Tour With MIKE PORTNOY On Drums

For over three decades, Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Petrucci has been known for his work in the groundbreaking and influential progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. Now, John is adding another career milestone to his resume as he is embarking on his first headlining solo tour performing mate...
August 9, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces First Solo Tour With MIKE PORTNOY On Drums

For over three decades, Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Petrucci has been known for his work in the groundbreaking and influential progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. Now, John is adding another career milestone to his resume as he is embarking on his first headlining solo tour performing mate...
July 13, 2022
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JORDAN RUDESS Says 'It Was Brave' Of MIKE PORTNOY To See Current DREAM THEATER Lineup Perform In Concert

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy attended the group's concert on March 4 at Beacon Theatre in New York City. It was the first time Portnoy witnessed his former bandmates perform live since his exit from the iconic progressive metal outfit more than 11 years ago. According to DREAM THEATER fans...
May 26, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is 'Open' To Working With MIKE PORTNOY Again: 'Anything Is Possible'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie, who recently said that it was "great" to be back on good terms with the band's former drummer Mike Portnoy, was asked in a new interview with Scott Penfold of Loaded Radio if there is any chance of the two musicians working together again. He responded (as transcri...
May 19, 2022
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JORDAN RUDESS Says It Was 'Probably Cool' For MIKE PORTNOY To See Current DREAM THEATER Lineup Perform

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy attended the group's concert on March 4 at Beacon Theatre in New York City. It was the first time Portnoy witnessed his former bandmates perform live since his exit from the iconic progressive metal outfit more than 11 years ago. According to DREAM THEATER fans...
April 25, 2022
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K.K. DOWNING: 'MOTÖRHEAD Were Responsible For The Creation Of Thrash And Speed Metal'

In a new interview with Rhys Bowler, former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the advent of thrash metal in the early 1980s and the impact that it had on the evolution of PRIEST's sound. "Other than heavy metal, I think thrash metal, obviously because around about the time in the '70s...
April 23, 2022
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JEFF WATERS Says Touring Will Be ANNIHILATOR's Focus: 'With 17 Records And 175 Songs, I Think I've Done My Time'

By David E. Gehlke Having relocated to the United Kingdom from his native Ottawa, Canada in 2018, ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters effectively went to where all the action is for his band. ANNIHILATOR has been a European tour and festival mainstay since the 1990s, with Waters's brand of off-beat, tec...
April 20, 2022