Dream Theater Have More Musical Freedom Without Mike Portnoy
The band are poised to release A Dramatic Turn of Events, their first album after self-confessed control freak Portnoy suddenly quit the band last year. He soon asked to rejoin, but new drummer Mike Mangini had been given the job by then.
Rudess also says the band decided not to bring in a producer for the album and instead leave those duties to guitarist John Petrucci, who'd co-produced with Portnoy in the past. more on this story
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