Mike Portnoy lämnar Dream Theater

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Mike Portnoy lämnar Dream Theater

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Jag vet inte om så många av er lyssnar/lyssnat mycket på Dream Theater, men för några dagar sedan släppte Mike Portnoy och bandet en Press Release där han skriver att han lämnat bandet.

"I am about to write something I never imagined I'd ever write:

After 25 years, I have decided to leave Dream Theater....the band I founded, led and truly loved for a quarter of a century.

To many people this will come as a complete shock, and will also likely be misunderstood by some, but please believe me that it is not a hasty decision...it is something I have struggled with for the last year or so....

After having had such amazing experiences playing with Hail, Transatlantic and Avenged Sevenfold this past year, I have sadly come to the conclusion that I have recently had more fun and better personal relations with these other projects than I have for a while now in Dream Theater...

Please don't misinterpret me, I love the DT guys dearly and have a long history, friendship and bond that runs incredibly deep with them...it's just that I think we are in serious need of a little break...

Dream Theater was always my baby...and I nurtured that baby every single day and waking moment of my life since 1985...24/7, 365...never taking time off from DT's never-ending responsibilites (even when the band was "off" between cycles)...working overtime and way beyond the call of duty that most sane people ever would do for a band...

But I've come to the conclusion that the DT machine was starting to burn me out...and I really needed a break from the band in order to save my relationship with the other members and keep my DT spirit hungry and inspired.

We have been on an endless write/record/tour cycle for almost 20 years now (of which I have overseen EVERY aspect without a break) and while a few months apart from each other here & there over the years has been much needed and helpful, I honestly hoped the band could simply agree with me to taking a bit of a "hiatus" to recharge our batteries and "save me from ourselves"...

Sadly, in discussing this with the guys, they determined they do not share my feelings and have decided to continue without me rather than take a breather...I even offered to do some occasional work throughout 2011 against my initial wishes, but it was not to be...

While it truly hurts for me to even think of a Dream Theater without Mike Portnoy (hell, my father named the band!!), I do not want to stand in their way...so I have decided to sacrifice myself and simply leave the band so as to not hold them back against their wishes....

Strangely enough, I just read an interview that I recently did that asked me about the future of DT and I talked about "always following your heart and being true to yourself"...sadly I must say that at this particular moment, my heart is not with Dream Theater...and I would simply be "going through the motions", and would honestly NOT be true to myself if I stayed for the sake of obligation without taking the break I felt I needed.

I wish the guys the best and hope the music and legacy we created together is enjoyed by fans for decades to come...I am proud of every album we made, every song we wrote and every show we played....

I'm sorry to all the disappointed DT fans around the world...I really tried to salvage the situation and make it work...I honestly just wanted a break (not a split)...but happiness cannot be forced, it needs to come from within....

You DT fans are the greatest fans in the world and as you all know, I have always busted my ass for you guys and I hope that you will stay with me on my future musical journey, wherever it may lead me....(and as you all know my work ethic, there will surely be no shortage of future MP projects!)

Sadly...
Your fearless ex-leader and drummer,
MP"

Dream Theater - The Official Site

Jag tänkte att det kan vara någon här som mår som jag när jag läser detta. Dream Theater har sedan länge varit mina idoler, och det känns väldigt surt att en man som Portnoy ska börja spela med band som Avenged Sevenfold.

Ville bara informera.

Suck...

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Riktigt synd och chockande är det. Han var i princip halva Dream Theater.

För att klargöra så är han INGEN medlem i Avenged Sevenfold och bara hjälper dom för tillfället, och han lämnade inte Dream Theater för att börja spela i ett annat band. Anledning är att han känner att Dream Theater behöver ett par års paus för att ladda batterierna och sedan komma med bättre material.. (vilken förövrigt kan märkas på de senaste albumenen som inte håller lika höga mått som de gammla). Tydligen så tyckte inte de andra bandmedlemmarna samma sak. Slår vad om att Mike kommer tillbaka inom ett par år.

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MIKE PORTNOY: 'It Would Be A Tragedy If I Never Got To Be On Stage With DREAM THEATER Again'

Can I say something? (a note from Mike's sister)

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Bara han gör klart projektet med Mikael Åkerfeldt och Steven Wilson så får han göra vad han vill sen.

Wilson: "It's very arty, very ambitious; it's going to be epic." "[It's going to be] very dark, very twisted, very experimental."

Jag skakar utav kåthet och förväntan!!

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Bara han gör klart projektet med Mikael Åkerfeldt och Steven Wilson så får han göra vad han vill sen.

Wilson: "It's very arty, very ambitious; it's going to be epic." "[It's going to be] very dark, very twisted, very experimental."

Jag skakar utav kåthet och förväntan!!

Jag hörde Att Portnoy inte va med i det projektet...

Citat:

Steven Wilson: No, Mike P is probably not going to be involved in this one, because we aren't using conventional drums, more percussion and orchestration. But that's no reflection on Mike, and maybe we will still collaborate on something another time.

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Trist att det var tvunget att ta den vändningen, men å andra sidan anser jag inte att de kläckt ur sig något riktigt bra sedan Scenes from a Memory, så det är nog dessvärre resten av bandet som gör det stora misstaget att fortsätta såvida de inte får goda influenser från vem som nu kan tänkas ersätta Portnoy.

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