Drum master Mike Portnoy
recently discussed the possibility of returning to Dream Theater
ranks, expressing an open stance, but without getting much hopes up."If I was a betting man, I wouldn't put money on it,"
he told Metal Hammer
. "And that's not my doing. I never say never and haven't closed any doors."I'm a very nostalgic person; I forgive and forget very easily,"
Mike added (via Blabbermouth
), "but I think the guys [in Dream Theater] have made it very clear they have no interest in looking backwards."Those guys were a huge part of my life for a very long time, so I'm open to anything, anytime. I guess the ball's in their court. We shall see."
Although Portnoy's DT departure might seem like a fresh event, it's been four years since he
left the band in 2010. Mike has since been replaced by Mike Mangini