That's what I'm hearing via interweb gossip. I know that Billy and Mike Portnoy were working on songs for a trio with John Sykes (Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy) that Eddie Trunk (from That Metal Show) was pre- hyping. Now Sykes bailed and Billy says they are going to continue with "another singer/guitar player). Eddie Trunk is a major fan of Richie and, of course, he and Billy played in Mr. Big together. That would be a pretty formidable lineup with those two and Mike Portnoy on drums.