Marco Minnemann 'not replacing Mike Portnoy in Dream Theater'

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Marco Minnemann is not replacing Mike Portnoy in Dream Theater, new reports suggest.

Rumours over Christmas heavily hinted that Minnemann would be stepping into Portnoy's shoes, but has today stated that this not the case. The band had previously revealed that they have been rehearsing with one drummer for several months.

The band headline this year's Classic Rock High Voltage Festival this summer, so how much longer will they keep us all guessing?