Portnoy Sues Dream Theater?
It appears that Mike Portnoy is suing his former Dream Theater bandmates.
Reports say that the drummer filed a law suit against the band on April 27, alleging that they ‘wrongfully excluded’ him from the band, and are ‘wrongfully using the name of the band in connection with their recording of an album without the participation or consent of Portnoy’.
It’s further claimed in the suit that they ‘are wrongfully using the name of the band in connection with the promotion of live performances by the individual defendants, without the participation or consent of Portnoy’.
However, this is what Portnoy himself has said about the situation:
“Everyone needs to chill out. Stop feeding into this negative poison on the net… I am legally NOT ALLOWED to speak of business matters, but I’m sure you realize there are two sides to every coin… If I could openly talk about this stuff and expalin the REALITY of everything, I would love nothing more!!! But I am legally unable to discuss it… In the meantime, life is bright and positive…I am happy and so are they….so shouldn’t YOU be too??? Don’t believe the hype…Carpe Diem!”
UPDATE: Dream Theater’s lawyer has said there is no outstanding law suit against the band from Portnoy.