Mike Portnoy's Dream Theater Mistake

(Rock News Desk) Mike Portnoy admitted to Dream Theater that quitting the band had been a mistake, says keyboardist Jordan Rudess. But when he asked to rejoin it was too late they'd already replaced him with new drummer Mike Mangini.

Portnoy astonished the band and fans by quitting last September while he was on tour with Avenged Sevenfold. They auditioned seven sticksmen before settling on Mangini in December. Once he'd been given the job Portnoy asked if he could come back.

Rudess tells Music Radar: "When Mike told us he was leaving I sat on the steps of my studio and cried. This is a guy who's a friend of mine, who we all love and admire. We didn't want to see everything come crashing down. The whole thing brought me to tears." more on this story

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