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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1330 on: May 23, 2015, 04:58:33 PM »
If you guys have time to kill, Mike did a 1.5 hour interview with Jamey Jasta on the Jasta Show. It's a good listen, he talks about DT, MA, WD and a ton of other stuff. It's not just an interview, but a conversation, which is refreshing. Check it!

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His "fuck the grammys" comment almost made it sound like he was bummed that DT didn't win. That's kinda nice.  :tup

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1331 on: May 31, 2015, 04:43:16 PM »
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1332 on: May 31, 2015, 08:03:20 PM »


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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1333 on: May 31, 2015, 09:01:50 PM »
That looks like a shooped collection of solo pics.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1334 on: June 01, 2015, 01:58:52 AM »
It's a shooped collection of shooped pics. I'm pretty sure that's a wax statue of John Travolta. And one of Cher too.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1335 on: June 01, 2015, 02:07:29 AM »
and Paul Stanley far left and Bruce Dickinson 2nd from the right  :lol
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1336 on: June 01, 2015, 02:11:10 AM »
Let's not forget about the beautiful Sarah Jessica Parker.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1337 on: June 01, 2015, 03:45:23 AM »
If you guys have time to kill, Mike did a 1.5 hour interview with Jamey Jasta on the Jasta Show. It's a good listen, he talks about DT, MA, WD and a ton of other stuff. It's not just an interview, but a conversation, which is refreshing. Check it!

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His "fuck the grammys" comment almost made it sound like he was bummed that DT didn't win. That's kinda nice.  :tup
I don't think it was about that. The interviewer asking him what he thinks about how DT handle themselves nowadays and his answer being "you don't wanna know what I really think" makes me think the opposite (30 minutes in).

Some of the stuff he said at 32 minutes in really made me raise an eyebrow. "I've done more in the last 5 years than I ever have." "They say I'm the only drummer who can leave a band after 25 years and become more popular, win more awards."

So he does care about awards, after all. I bet if he was nominated for a Grammy, he wouldn't talk trash about it, he'd be all loud 'n' proud.


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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1338 on: June 01, 2015, 12:20:53 PM »
and Bruce Dickinson 2nd from the right  :lol

I was more thinking Elton John:




Some of the stuff he said at 32 minutes in really made me raise an eyebrow. "I've done more in the last 5 years than I ever have." "They say I'm the only drummer who can leave a band after 25 years and become more popular, win more awards."

The "more popular" one takes a bit of creative interpretation I think. I highly doubt any of his side projects are even remotely close to DT in terms of sales.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1339 on: June 01, 2015, 02:23:34 PM »
I don't see what MP could possibly be basing that on.  In terms of sales, DT blows all of MP's projects away.  Same thing with concert attendance.  If he's just counting up the raw number of awards he gets and counting that as proof of his increased popularity, I don't know, maybe he has gotten more awards in the last 5 years than he did before, but I don't see how that would mean anything.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1341 on: June 13, 2015, 01:49:41 PM »
There are quite a few tasty goodies there! Awake set, how the hell MP could give it away?!  :o

So, if somebody have a few extra dollars, why not buy a piece of DT (or other MP projects) history to your home!  ;)
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1342 on: June 13, 2015, 03:47:58 PM »
If I had the money I would get that drumset. Also I'm amazed Mike Portnoy kept the sticks that he used to record certain songs with.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1343 on: June 13, 2015, 04:03:34 PM »
There are quite a few tasty goodies there! Awake set, how the hell MP could give it away?!

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1344 on: June 14, 2015, 01:31:05 AM »
I instantly thought it was for charity, but it isn't, is it?
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1345 on: June 14, 2015, 04:15:01 AM »
I instantly thought, "uh oh, he needs money".

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1346 on: June 14, 2015, 07:34:56 AM »
If you guys have time to kill, Mike did a 1.5 hour interview with Jamey Jasta on the Jasta Show. It's a good listen, he talks about DT, MA, WD and a ton of other stuff. It's not just an interview, but a conversation, which is refreshing. Check it!

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His "fuck the grammys" comment almost made it sound like he was bummed that DT didn't win. That's kinda nice.  :tup

Quite the contrary to me, but I may be wrong. I see it more as What is it to be nominated as the Grammys are s***?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1347 on: June 14, 2015, 07:03:48 PM »
Mike posted this pic and caption from his most recent TS show. That drum set is so awesome.

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For all you drum-porn fans, my A7X/AMOB Mirage Monster made its glorious return to the stage last night in NJ w TS!

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1348 on: June 14, 2015, 07:13:14 PM »
Does he get a solo spot in their shows? If not, that seems like a lot of wasted pieces since TS' material could probably easily be handled by a <20-piece kit.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1349 on: June 15, 2015, 03:30:25 AM »
Does he get a solo spot in their shows? If not, that seems like a lot of wasted pieces since TS' material could probably easily be handled by a <20-piece kit.

MP uses a lot of the extra pieces in his signature fills. I'm not saying that he does, but I think he uses every piece of that kit in a single rock song.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1350 on: June 17, 2015, 07:21:00 AM »
Info about MPs upcoming Metal Allegiance album, with tracklist and featured guest musicians. Due out September 18.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1351 on: June 17, 2015, 07:55:41 AM »
I'll definitely give it a listen when it comes out.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1352 on: June 17, 2015, 07:56:49 AM »
I hate to say it, as I was really looking forward to this, but the whole 'different vocalist on each track' thing is a complete turn off for me and will likely be a deal breaker.

Kind of bummed, and again, this is where MP leaving DT leaves its biggest hole. I am not interested in following MP go from project to project. I'm not going to invest myself in a project not knowing if there'll be a follow up or what not.

I was seriously interested in an MP thrash band, but this actually seems kind of cheesey. I'll sample it for sure, and reserve the right to change my mind, but tbh, I'm not sure I really care about this now.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1353 on: June 17, 2015, 08:30:51 AM »
I hate to say it, as I was really looking forward to this, but the whole 'different vocalist on each track' thing is a complete turn off for me and will likely be a deal breaker.


That was my first reaction too.  I wouldn't say "deal breaker" but these projects with vocalists all over the place rarely impress me.  Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1354 on: June 17, 2015, 08:48:19 AM »
I don't really care about any of that.  I just care if it is good music or not.

Normally when I've seen similar projects (different vocalists/musicians on every track), it's been covers or a tribute album.  These are all original songs, no?
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1355 on: June 17, 2015, 08:49:36 AM »
Probot was all originals too ?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1356 on: June 17, 2015, 08:52:43 AM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1357 on: June 17, 2015, 08:55:00 AM »
Yeah, right?

I think MP is still trying to talk Neal Morse into playing it.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1358 on: June 17, 2015, 09:21:16 AM »
I hate to say it, as I was really looking forward to this, but the whole 'different vocalist on each track' thing is a complete turn off for me and will likely be a deal breaker.


That was my first reaction too.  I wouldn't say "deal breaker" but these projects with vocalists all over the place rarely impress me.  Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised.

Ditto. I'm fussy enough with vocalists, so the more vocalists you include, the more you're dividing the chances of me liking the album overall.


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Why is that funny? I'm guessing it's a cover of the Dio song.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1359 on: June 17, 2015, 10:00:03 AM »
If it's not a cover - I just find it cheesy when hard rock bands call songs things like that. Or have the name of the band in the song title.

Also calling a song " We Rock " - you had damn well better ! :getoffmylawn:

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1360 on: June 17, 2015, 10:03:14 AM »
it's a bonus track for the Deluxe Edition - I think you can bet on it being a Dio cover and he did rock , so no worries  ;D
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1361 on: June 17, 2015, 10:06:34 AM »
it's a bonus track for the Deluxe Edition - I think you can bet on it being a Dio cover and he did rock , so no worries  ;D

Given the members, and the fact it's a bonus track, I'd assume that it's a Dio cover unless I hear otherwise.
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« Reply #1362 on: June 17, 2015, 10:11:53 AM »
I don't care who the song is by, that's a cheesy-ass song title.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1363 on: June 17, 2015, 10:20:49 AM »
It's a Dio cover. Perhaps MP could be cut some slack just this once? ;)
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1364 on: June 17, 2015, 10:31:09 AM »
It's a Dio cover. Perhaps MP could be cut some slack just this once? ;)

I don't care who the song is by, that's a cheesy-ass song title.