Dream Theater’s legendary ex-drummer Mike Portnoy said he wanted to leave Dream Theater behind in an interview with Metal Talk. Portnoy’s explanations were:

“As far as the music goes, [the ongoing tour on which I’m revisiting ’12-Step Suite’] is closure for me.

“I don’t ever plan on revisiting Dream Theater material beyond this tour. This is the finite ending of the Dream Theater journey for me.

I’ve been doing so many other things during the last six years, without touching the Dream Theater material after I do it on this tour, I have no plans of ever revisiting it.

I have so many other things in my life and career. This is the end of that career musically, but lyrically the 12 steps are something I have to have in my life for the rest of my life.”

Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress performs with the setlist of Dream Theater and Mike Portnoy’s songs.

Click here to reach entire interview.