Re: Mike Portnoy Quits DT??
Mike was interviewed by Eddie Trunk tonight. I heard the stream. I'm sure it will be up on youtube or something later on.
He basically said he started feeling burnt out on DT a year ago, and the feeling hasn't gone away yet. He wanted DT to take another year off, but the rest of the band insisted they go into the studio in January. So he opted to leave the band rather than go in to the studio to do an album he didn't feel like making. Apparently, there are no hard feelings on either end.
He even made a joke that he's always wanted to go see Dream Theater in concert, and now he can.
He said he was totally open to re-joining at a later date further down the road, but he wouldn't say it would actually happen. He's not joining AX7 full time.