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John Petrucci Shuts Down Dream Theater Reunion Rumors

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Prog-metal dweebs across the globe shat themselves this past New Year’s Day when Mike Portnoy posted a selfie taken with his former Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment bandmate, John Petrucci. Since Portnoy left Dream Theater on bad terms, this seemed like a big deal and possibly the beginning of Portnoy’s return to Dream Theater.

Unfortunately, in a new interview with Music Radar, Petrucci uses those fantasies as beard shampoo:

“Mike and I have maintained a relationship and have been friends all these years. Our families are all good friends, and we’ve gotten together several times. That just was the first time we took a photo and posted a photo. [There’s] nothing to read into, other than it’s good to maintain good relationships. That’s really all it is.”

Of course, it’s possible Petrucci isn’t being 100% upfront here — musicians try to throw fans off the scent of impending reunions all the time, be it because contracts are still being negotiated or the marketing plan calls for a specific rollout or whatever.

But it’s also entirely possible The ‘Trooch* is being 100% upfront here. If that’s the case, I’m sorry for the fans who got their hopes up. That’s what you get for having hopes, dweeb.

*People call John Petrucci that sometimes, right?

[via Metal Injection]

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