Mike Portnoy wants to be reinstated as a member of Dream Theater, even if he himself had quit the band in an unprofessional way, mind you, and he had treated the band like shit. Look, you cannot just say: “Hey guys I want to rejoin the band any time I feel like it, even if I hate you with a passion.” The whole band has to approve the entire situation. People, it’s not apples to apples, it’s apples to oranges. YOU CANNOT JUST COME IN ANY TIME YOU FEEL LIKE IT. Why now?
I’m a fan of Dream Theater and what he had did in his time was exceptional and majestical, it was time well spent. What he had did from 1987-2009; it came from period of this life in which he had dedicated time and energy to a band which will be in 20 years the greatest progressive rock/metal bands of all-time. This incident had made his time in the band seem like shit.