Traditionally, we follow the “new year, new me” mentality after every New Years. This phrase can also mean that we have the ability to let go of negativity – including hostility, anger, and extended grudges. With that said, it doesn’t look like we are the only ones who move forward with this mentality when ex-Dream Theater drummer/co-founding member Mike Portnoy shared a photo on his Twitter revealing himself with his long term former bandmate John Petrucci.
Portnoy left the group back in 2010, and his departure was far from amicable. After being with the band for over twenty-five years, it’s no secret that his departure left him with an emotional scar. We aren’t fully sure if this means they randomly bumped into each other at a party, made peace, or a sign of a future collaboration. All we know is, this is a big step for both of them.
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) January 1, 2018