Former Dream Theater drummer MIke Portnoy has some plans for this year. After leaving Dream Theater on a presumed temporary period of time to tour with Avenged Sevenfold, he announced he would like to make the change permanent. This not sitting well with either of the bands, both Dream Theater and Avenged wanted to move forward without Portnoy. Now, somewhat marooned and removed from his previous ventures, Mike sets out to new seas in 2011.
Via facebook, Portnoy comments “It’s a new year and time for new beginnings…tomorrow I start 2011 Project #1 (of many more to come): MP, Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue & Casey McPherson…the musical potential is off the charts! Very exciting indeed…”
Currently, Dream Theater are entering the studio and Avenged are still searching for a permanent replacement to The Rev.