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John Petrucci Is Down For A LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Reunion

Meaning they'd get back together with Mike Portnoy.


Liquid Tension Experiment existed between 1997 and 1999 and released two instrumental records. The band featured then-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, current Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci, keyboardist Jordan Rudess who wouldn't join Dream Theater until 1999, and bassist Tony Levin (ex-King Crimson, ex-Peter Gabriel, ex-Steven Wilson). The band briefly united once more in 2008 for the ill-fated When the Keyboard Breaks: Live in Chicago show when Rudess' keyboard broke on stage and ended up not being reparable.

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Now all these years later, and the departure of Portnoy from Dream Theater, Petrucci tells the Everyman Podcast he'd be down for a Liquid Tension Experiment reunion.

"I know that's something that people are curious about and would definitely enjoy. I'm open to it. It's not something that we really have been talking about too much because we're so busy and we have a tour coming up, but we're all friends, we're all in touch and open for that, so I'm sure that's something that everybody would love to do at some point."

Personally, I'd be really stoked about this. The two Liquid Tension Experiment records are great and it would be really interesting to not only hear what these guys come up with over 20 years later, but to hear how the chemistry is between Portnoy and his former bandmates. C'mon, Liquid Tension Experiment 2020!

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