I'm pretty sure the instant you file a lawsuit over your music your creativity and passion dry up and wither anyhow.
And, to be honest, after hearing A Dramatic Turn Of Events, I can see why Portnoy thought they needed a break. They just sounded stale.
EDIT: Portnoy has given some more information... no lawsuit was filed, just a notice of summons between him and the other members of the band. From the sounds of things, it's mostly bookkeeping sort of crap, but the lawyers have gotten involved.
Oh Portnoy, you so craaaaaazy.
I've realized that The Velvet Underground is an acquired taste. I've worked at acquiring it by starting out with "Heroin". I found it appealing...until the last minute and a half. Distortion city, man.
Thanks, I'll try that. I'm just trying to expand my musical tastes, and I figured TVU would be an important part of it.
Oh, The Velvet Underground is definitely essential listening, but the band's best album isn't the easiest one to get into. It should be easier to digest The Velvet Underground & Nico after Loaded, though.