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Aw, Mike Portnoy Is Happy for Dream Theater’s Grammy Win


Lately, ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has been very sweet about his former band. What was once perceived as beef has apparently given way to what appears to be a nice professional relationship. The dude recently saw the band as an audience member for the first time, and now he’s supporting them on last night’s win at the Grammys.

For those of you are just waking up, Dream Theater won last night’s bullshit Best Metal Performance Grammy for their track “The Alien.” The win elicited cries of triumph from fans saying, Dream Theater are a great band, fuck the haters, and sneers of dismissal from others (this writer included), who said, Maybe, but we all know Gojira shoulda probably won that shit.

And now, Portnoy appears to be one of the former. The drummer took to his Instagram, writing, “Congrats to my friends…Very happy for you guys!” This prompted keyboard player Jordan Ruddess to reply, “”Thanks buddy!! Thanks for hiring me many years ago!!!!”

To which all of us at MetalSucks say, AWWWWWW. Whether or not you like Dream Theater, you gotta admit that legendary musicians supporting each other is always far better than them shitting on one another. We’re glad that Dirty Mike and the Boys are all copasetic and that everyone’s happy for each other.

Meanwhile, UK and European fans can catch Dream Theater with Devin Townsend at one of the following dates:

04/20 Belfast, IRE – The SSE Arena (no Devin Townsend)
04/21 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena (no Devin Townsend)
04/23 London, UK – The SSE Arena Wembley (no Devin Townsend)
04/25 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
04/26 Clermond-Ferrand, FRA – La Cooperative de Mai
04/27 Ramonville-St-Agne, FRA – Le Bikini
04/29 Lisboa, POR – Capitolio
04/30 Madrid, SPA – Sala Riviera
05/01 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
05/03 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
05/04 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, ITA – Live Club
05/06 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
05/07 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
05/08 Zurich, SWI – X-tra
05/10 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
05/12 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
05/13 Goteborg, SWE – Pustervik
05/14 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
05/16 Stockholm, SWE – Cirkus

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