Terry Brown produced Scenes From a Memory, and also provided the voice for the hypnotherapist. But he asked for royalties for live use of his voice, which was not something Dream Theater expected at all. As Mike Portnoy himself put it:
MP: Well, a long story short – Terry has burned his bridges with us in the Dream Theater camp. Basically, half way through the M2000 tour, we received word from his lawyer that he expected __ amount of $ from us for using his voice when we perform Scenes From a Memory live. Now Terry knew DAMN well when he recorded his voice as the hypnotherapist during the Scenes From a Memory sessions, that it was a concept album that we would be performing every night on tour….OF COURSE we would be using a sample of his voice in the performance being HE OPENS THE FREAKING CD and SHOW!!!!!!!! Our *speculation* is that he may have been sore with us for not choosing him to mix Scenes From a Memory which he expressed wanting to do (it was never an option as far as me and John P were concerned). He also bitched about not being credited as the hypnotherapist on the CD sleeve (we *purposely* wanted it to be an unbilled cameo). Basically, he’s a big bad cry baby who was looking to cash in on his voice being used on the CD & tour anyway he could. (David Botrill’s voice was on the CD and tour as the voice of Edward in Finally Free and he never complained. Theresa Thomason’s voice was all over the CD and tour, never heard a peep from her…) We eventually had to pay to Terry off to avoid a lawsuit and were forced to have somebody else come in for the Roseland show to play the hypnotherapist. The guy is on the top of my s*** list and only succeeded to shoot himself in the foot because he now will never work with Dream Theater again, nor will we ever have anything nice to say about the guy who we thought was cool until this ridiculous incident!