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Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name "Majesty" by John Myung, John Petrucci, and Mike Portnoy, while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, two original members remain today along with James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess and Mike Mangini. Dream Theater has become one of the most successful progressive rock bands since the height of the genre in the mid-1970s. Although the band has had a few successful hits (notably 'Pull Me Under' in the early 1990s, which received extensive MTV rotation), they have mostly stayed underground for their career, feeding off support from their fans. The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines.

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Michael Stephen "Mike" Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known for his work with the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his drum prowess, Portnoy has won 23 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. He has co-produced the last five Dream Theater albums with John Petrucci, starting from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. From A Change of Seasons onwards, Portnoy has been writing a substantial amount of Dream Theater's lyrics, filling the void left by Kevin Moore, who left the band after the release of Awake. He is the second youngest person (after Neil Peart) to be inducted into the Modern Drummer's Hall of Fame (at 37 years of age).

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  • 8-6-2011: Dream Theater announced that the upcoming album's title will be A Dramatic Turn of Events and it will be released in September 13th.
  • 29-4-2011: Dream Theater announced that Mike Mangini is the current drummer of Dream Theater via YouTube
  • 16-12-2010: Mike Portnoy announced that A7X has decided to carry on into 2011 without him.
  • 20-11-2010: John Petrucci announced that they already have someone to fill the throne of Mike Portnoy but as of now they're not ready to reveal who is it.
  • 8-9-2010: Mike Portnoy announced that he was leaving Dream Theater.
  • 23-6-2009: Black Clouds & Silver Linings is released
  • 26-03-2009: Dream Theater announces its Europe Progressive Nation '09 tour mates.
  • 12-02-2009: Dream Theater announces their tenth studio album, to be released in early summer, 2009.
  • 30-09-2008: Chaos in Motion, a DVD, showing clips from their tour of the same name is released.
  • 5-02-2008: Dream Theater kicked off their "Progressive Nation 2008" tour, alongside Opeth, 3, and Between the Buried and Me, touring around the areas of the United States they haven't performed in for a while
  • 1-26-2008: "Forsaken" music video is released
  • 1-12-2008: Dream Theater announces plans for a Greatest Hits Album
  • 7-13-2007: Dream Theater's Constant motion music video, is released to public.
  • 6-28-2007: Dream Theater announces that a biography will be made about them, called Lifting Shadows.
  • 6-04-2007: Images and Words turns 15 years old, and to celebrate the band is going on a world tour.

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