||MIKE PORTNOY OFFERS TO REJOIN DREAM THEATER - UNSUCCESSFULLY
23rd December 2010
Mike Portnoy has made an attempt to get back into Dream Theater, but the current band members refused.
Portnoy recently ended his time as touring drummer with Avenged Sevenfold and in a response to a post on his official forum, (www.mikeportnoy.com), he confirmed that he attempted to rejoin the band and that the answer was no.
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Mike's post read as follows;
"I figured it was still possible to try and save us because they hadn't made any announcements yet or begun any public activity with another drummer... but sadly, they declined my offer (well, actually their lawyer did... they didn't even tell me themselves...)
"Sorry gang, I honestly gave it my all... So now the fans on my twitter and facebook can please stop asking me to go back to DT... I tried, and the door is now shut... the ball is now in their court, not mine...
"PS - I'm not crying or looking for mercy by posting this... I am merely trying to set the record straight as that is always the most important thing about my relationship with you guys... no BS, no spins, nothing to hide... and for better or for worse, I tell it like it is...
"I've also recently seen some people accuse my online activity of 'looking for attention or media coverage' or 'looking for sympathy,' but it's honestly none of the above... I merely value having an open and active communication with my fans... always have, always will... it is the cornerstone of everything I've done since day #1 with DT....
"This was posted here FOR YOU GUYS to know about... here on MY message board on MY website... if it ends up on Blabbermouth or wherever else, that is THEIR choice to spread, I did not request it or send out a 'press release'.... Anyways, onward and upward..."