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John Petrucci "Year In Review" Interview posted at Road Runner Records

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Dream Theater has gad quite a year between embarking on a tour with Iron Maiden and of course getting shocked with the departure of drummer Mike Portnoy. Guitarist John Pretrucci answered a few questions for label Road Runner Records, and the brief answers give plenty of space to read between the lines. You can find the entire interview after the jump or at roadrunnerrecords.com.

What was your personal theme song this year and why?

"I Will Survive" (for obvious reasons!)"

What’s the most embarrassing or funny thing that happened on tour this year? Tell us the story!

"While on tour with Iron Maiden this summer, during our set, Mike Portnoy decided to go off on a medley of Maiden covers which I would normally be able to hang with in my sleep since I know just about every song. Unfortunately however, in all the excitement I forgot the fact that the guitar I was playing was in a drop D tuning and I just butchered one song after another! Turns out unbeknownst to me that Adrian Smith was standing right beside me the entire time. Oh well, it's not like it was in front of an Iron Maiden crowd or anything!"

What’s the biggest lesson you learned this year?

"Don't let your drummer fill in for another band."

What’s the coolest thing you discovered this year?

"I've mastered the art of smoking meat."

What’s your new year’s resolution?

"To use all my creative resources in making the next DT album and tour the best possible and to be more connected with our fans."

Source: Road Runner Records

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1. txdrummerboy writes:

mad props to Portnoy for his contributions to their body of work but, I'm excited to hear some new stuff from them!

my prediction for new drummer is either John Macaluso or Marco Minneman

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2. metalmagga writes:

'Don't let your drummer fill in for another band.' Seems like he's still bitter about the situation. I wonder if anything more will come of this now that MP has left A7X...

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3. tony wilson writes:

hey life is full up and down but always kept ure ure heads held high love you all

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