After Mike Portnoy’s short stint with Avenged Sevenfold ended last week, he seemingly asked for re-entry into Dream Theater, his previous band of 25 years. In a post on his personal blog he reached out to his fans and explained how he had asked to return and had been rejected.
"Fairly recently, I reached out to the guys to try and make amends and offered to reconcile for the sake of having peace back in our lives (plus I know how much it meant to a lot of the fans)," wrote Portnoy on his blog. "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). So now the fans on my Twitter and Facebook can [you] 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.
"I’m not crying or looking for mercy by posting this," he added. "I am merely trying to set the record straight as that is always the most important thing about my relationship with you guys… No bull shit, no spin, nothing to hide, and for better or for worse, I tell it like it is."