Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mike Portnoy about playing with Dream Theater again: "I would surely welcome it"


Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed by GigsAndFestivals.com, you can read some excerpts below.


About if the recent passing of David Bowie has made him think that perhaps he would like to one day play with Dream Theater again: "Look, I'm a very sentimental guy, I'm a very nostalgic guy. I was the guy in Dream Theater that opened up the door to former keyboard player Derek Sherinian and vocalist Charlie Dominici to come back and join us on stage in Los Angeles in 2004. I also extended that invite to keyboardist Kevin Moore, so I've always been that type of person. I look at my past with a fond memory, and I probably shouldn't even say this, I'm not trying to publicly state this, but around Christmas time I sent all the guys in Dream Theater a nice e-mail, just reaching out to say how much I love and miss them, because that's just the way I am."

He continued: "Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci guitar, we've stayed in touch, so in answer to your question, I've never closed the door on doing something with them. It's not like I'm waiting for it; it's not like I'm planning it, it's not like it's in my career plan, but certainly if the invitation, or if the opportunity arose, I would surely welcome it. It's just because, you know, I don't hold grudges, and I like to have an open heart and always cherish the people in my life and in my past. That was twenty-five years of my life."