Too bad we don’t know who it is yet. Guitarist John Petrucci provided fans with the news in an online update, but of course, offered no names for Mike Portnoy’s replacement.
“Hey, everyone. Wanted to quickly let you all know what’s been happening lately. I know that the big question is ‘Who is the new Dream Theater drummer?’ I also realize that some people are getting frustrated waiting for the news.” Oh shit…John Petrucci reads this site!
“Well, auditions went great and we do have someone but we are spending some time getting everything in order before making an official announcement. Let me just say that we are all incredibly excited about our choice and just bursting at the seams to let the world know!”
So what are you waiting for, dude? Wouldn’t want those seams coming undone. Just fucking tells us. What difference will it make if we know now or when you guys make the announcement? I don’t get it.
“The Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a lot of fun and truly an incredible honor,” Petrucci’s statement continues. “Dream Theater is so thankful to the board to be recognized in that way. We’ll be in the studio come January which is already just around the corner. Can’t wait!”
So I guess we’ll get that news in January?