Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has shared a new photo on his official Instagram page, shutting down the recent rumors and speculations about he will join Rush for their40th-anniversary tour named ‘Permanent Waves.’

In fact, Portnoy responded to a fake report from a Spanish web site posted on ‘Dia De Los Santos Inocentes,’ which is celebrated as a kind of ‘Spanish April Fool’s Day.’

Here’s what Mike wrote:

“Hahaha so everybody is sending this to me… Apparently some metal website posted a fake article saying I will be joining @rush in 2020 for a 40th Anniversary Tour for Permanent Waves! Even to the point of creating a fake Twitter post from me!

While that’s a pretty awesome (completely hypothetical) dream…and I would surely do it in a heartbeat…it’s unfortunately not true!! (But it is a cool idea).

In any case, just wanted to break the (real) news to anybody that had gotten their hopes up thinking that this may be real!”

He continued:

“OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming… .”

An Instagram user named neythanvaas commented and wrote this:

“They should hire you just for why not sakes! Hahaha”

Another fan named patysigiliano said this:

“Why not? Dreams can become reality! Certainly that would be great! 🤣🤣🤘🏼”

See the Instagram post below.

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Hahaha so everybody is sending this to me… Apparently some metal website posted a fake article saying I will be joining @rush in 2020 for a 40th Anniversary Tour for Permanent Waves! Even to the point of creating a fake Twitter post from me! 😳 (SWIPE ⬅️) While that’s a pretty awesome (completely hypothetical) dream…and I would surely do it in a heartbeat…it’s unfortunately not true!! (But it is a cool idea @geddyimages 😉) In any case, just wanted to break the (real) news to anybody that had gotten their hopes up thinking that this may be real! 😂😂 OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming… . . . #rush #geddylee #alexlifeson #neilpeart @rush @geddyimages @mikeportnoy #mikeportnoy

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