Dream Theater Hope To Release New Album In February 2019

Dream Theater’s James LaBrie recently guested on the “Lead Singer Syndrome” podcast and offered a timeline for the band’s next album. He said the following:

“We’re gonna start back in the studio in June — just all be together and writing and working on the new album. We’re hoping that the album will be out, let’s say, February of 2019. And then we’re looking, at this point, that we’d start the next world tour next March.”

[via Blabbermouth]


John Petrucci Says Him & Mike Portnoy Have “Gotten Together Several Times”

Back on New Year’s Eve, Mike Portnoy shared a photo of himself hanging out with his former bandmate, Dream Theater’s John Petrucci, and many fans were happy to see the two bury the hatchet. Now, in an interview with Music Radar, Petrucci said the two have actually “gotten together several times,” echoing recent comments from Portnoy. Petrucci said the following:

“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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Rip Through The “Super Mario Bros.” Theme

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently ripped through the “Super Mario Bros.” theme while guesting in a video from YouTuber FamilyJules. Check that out below:

Dream Theater Planning To Hit The Studio In May

It looks like Dream Theater will be hitting the studio in May to work on their new album. Keyboardist Jordan Rudess told VintageRock.com the following, during an interview at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA:

“”We’re not gonna get into the studio until May. So, you know, it’ll take some time to create it, and then once we’ve composed it all and recorded it all, and then to make all the packaging and all the stuff, and who knows? It’ll probably come out, let’s say, in a year or so, or maybe a little less. And we’ll hit the road sometime after that. But May is the time when we’re looking to get in the studio again.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mike Portnoy Says Him & John Petrucci “Have Gotten Together Many Times” In Last Year Or Two

Back on New Year’s Eve, Mike Portnoy shared a photo of himself hanging out with his former bandmate, Dream Theater’s John Petrucci, and many fans were happy to see the two bury the hatchet. Now, in an interview with “The Metal Podcast,” Portnoy said the two have actually “gotten together many times” in the last year or two.

Portnoy said the following:

“It’s funny. John and I have actually reconnected over the last year or two and actually gotten together many times and had dinner together with our families.

“Look, the reality is he and I have been friends since the first week in college back in September of 1985, so it’s a relationship that goes back 33 years. And our families are all friends, our wives and our kids are all friends, we all grew up together, and that’s never gonna go away.

“After I left DREAM THEATER, there were some years worth of drama and bullshit. But the reality is you put all that aside and friends are friends and family is family and John and I will always be friends and family.

“Like I said, we’ve hung out a lot in the last year or so, but we never kind of went public with it, we never posted any pictures of it, we never really talked about it — we didn’t wanna stir anything up,” Portnoy added. “But we were together New Year’s Eve and his family was here at my house and we were just feeling the love. And it was, like, ‘You know what? What a great message to start off the year. Can’t we all get along? Give peace a chance.’ And we decided to post that picture just to put some smiles on people’s faces.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mike Portnoy Shares Photo Of Him Recently Hanging Out With Dream Theater’s John Petrucci

It looks like Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and former drummer Mike Portnoy may have buried the hatchet. Portnoy shared the below photo of the two hanging out:

Dream Theater Sign Worldwide Deal With InsideOutMusic/Sony

Dream Theater have signed a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic/Sony. The band plan to release their 14th studio album through the label.

Dream Theater is pleased to announce that they have signed with @sonymusicglobal worldwide, through Sony’s leading progressive music label imprint @insideoutmusic, for the release of the band’s forthcoming 14th studio album. They join an impressive roster of bands, many of which wouldn’t exist without Dream Theater blazing a trail before them, and inspiring young musicians since the early ‘90s. The band comments: “We are all really excited about signing a brand-new record deal with InsideOut/Sony! We’ve known Thomas Waber for a very long time and it’s great to finally get a chance to work together. Thomas’ enthusiasm, energy, music industry expertise and positive outlook towards the future of DT’s recording career has been incredible to witness, and we have no doubt that being part of the InsideOut/Sony family will be an amazing creative and professional experience for all of us!” InsideOutMusic Label Head / A&R Thomas Waber adds: “This is what the term ‘coming full circle’ was invented for. We’ve followed the band closely ever since they started touring in Europe in 1993, and there has been a lot of history and friendship between DT and us for close to 25 years. Stepping up to the plate to join with them for this next important chapter in their career feels like the natural and right thing to do. I can’t wait to get started!” #dreamtheater #sonymusic #insideoutmusic #newalbum #recordlabel #recorddeal @jpetimages @jmyungimages @jcrudess @mikemanginiofficial @james_labrie_fc

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