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Drummer Mike Portnoy Would Love To Reunite With DREAM THEATER Guitarist John Petrucci

"I think the Dream Theater and Liquid Tension was a nice combination of our styles."

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Founding Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy split with Dream Theater in 2010, leaving guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung as the sole remaining founding members. Since the split, Portnoy has jammed with Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess on stage, hung out with Petrucci, and both his and Petrucci's daughters have launched their own podcast.

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In an interview with My Global Mind, Portnoy said he'd absolutely love to get back together with Petrucci for some sort of project.

“We would both love it. Like you said, we are a great team of 25 years as we were co-captains of Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment. I would also go out with him on the G3 Tours.

“I look back at the relationship we had, and it was very special from a drummer/guitarist relationship. You can see that with Lars and James of Metallica, Dimebag and Vinnie of Pantera, and Eddie and Alex Van Halen. I think John and I had that type of partnership. We are both at our best and strongest when we work together, and I miss that relationship.

“He and I have a great personal relationship now and get together with our families. It would be a shame not to make music in some capacity in the future. I hope we can.”

Look, all I'm saying is that there needs to be a Liquid Tension Experiment reunion soon. Portnoy clearly gets along with Petrucci and Rudess. The only missing piece then is bassist Tony Levin and they'd be all set!

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