Doubtful.I heard a rumor, from a professional drum tech that Terry Bozzio may have gotten the job. Nothing final, just a rumor.
Agreed about the shrewd businessman part, for sure.Doubtful.
Bozzio is a shrewd businessman. He's only take the job if he got a serious piece of the action and guaranteed minimum payment if Mike Portnoy decided to come back.
Also, Dream Theater is a metal band at heart, and Bozzio isn't exactly the most metal of a guys.
Although it if ended up true, I would be first in line to buy the new album.
I don't know how well a groove oriented drummer would fit in DT though. They're not a groove based band, they're a 32nd notes based band. And I really can't see a band like DT saying yes to a fan. Unless they wanted to do it for publicity, which I can't see.
I think what will end up happening is they bring in a studio drummer (my guess will be Mangini having worked with a few of the members before) and have him come out on a tour or two with the band until Portnoy returns.
...kinda like what Portnoy did with Avenged Sevenfold.
Just my 2 cents.