Watch John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy jam on the James Bond theme at Los Angeles gig

Mike Portnoy (left) and John Petrucci perform live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on November 4, 2022
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John Petrucci is currently in the midst of his first-ever headlining solo tour.

The trek marks the reunion of the electric guitar A-lister with his former Dream Theater bandmate, drummer Mike Portnoy, and also features longtime Steve Morse sideman Dave LaRue on bass guitar.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.