Dream Theater, now in its third decade, suffered what could have been a crippling blow, the loss of drummer Mike Portnoy. The band found a replacement and got (to everyone's surprise) better. This new DVD is proof.
That Dream Theater decided to make their twelfth LP their self-titled is not an indication that it's finally figured things out. This collection of overcooked pop-prog metal, more than anything else, exemplifies a band trying to make the most out of a withering identity.
More than a year after leaving Dream Theater, Mike Portnoy has moved ahead with his music career and not looked back. The prolific drummer talks about his latest supergroup, PSMS, the hardest part about singing and drumming simultaneously, and how he misses Starbucks whenever touring overseas.