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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #105 on: March 13, 2017, 01:22:11 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2017, 01:24:54 PM »
People dismissing a project when they haven't heard a single not yet...I'll never understand that  :\

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #107 on: March 13, 2017, 01:37:34 PM »
Does anyone else think that Bumblefoot is overrated? Also, isn't he in that band with Scott Stapp now? Honestly if he is the primary guitar player then my level of excitement for this has decreased.

Not at all. Ron Thal is a very good guitarist and very creative at that.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #108 on: March 13, 2017, 01:38:03 PM »
People dismissing a project when they haven't heard a single not yet...I'll never understand that  :\

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #109 on: March 13, 2017, 01:40:02 PM »
People dismissing a project when they haven't heard a single not yet...I'll never understand that  :\

Who dismissed it?

Referring to this:

Does anyone else think that Bumblefoot is overrated? Also, isn't he in that band with Scott Stapp now? Honestly if he is the primary guitar player then my level of excitement for this has decreased.

Maybe dismissed wasn't the right word, my bad, but at least wait until we hear a single or something before passing judgement on a brand new project. I'll admit Bumblefoot doesn't impress me but I'm definitely interested in hearing how he sounds in this kind of setting.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #110 on: March 13, 2017, 01:42:37 PM »
Sure, but his excitement can decrease.

If a guitarist you didn't care for was announced, you'd probably be a little less excited too.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2017, 01:46:20 PM »
It was an unnecessary comment. Apologies. :angel:
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #112 on: March 13, 2017, 01:47:10 PM »
It was an unnecessary comment. Apologies. :angel:

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #113 on: March 13, 2017, 01:48:41 PM »
The only thing i heard by Bumblefoot is GnR. I have no idea what to expect from him.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #114 on: March 13, 2017, 01:49:13 PM »
It was an unnecessary comment. Apologies. :angel:

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #115 on: March 13, 2017, 01:59:49 PM »
Taking it out on his fanbase because they are curious is not really a good move IMO. It's obviously not been hard to find these leaks so really his anger is aimed in the wrong direction. If Bumblefoot released a press statement then it seems daft to get frustrated that his fans then shared this or whatever  :lol
It also seems pretty counter-intuitive to me.

>posts teases to get people excited
>people get excited enough to dig into what's been teased to work out who the guitarist probably is
>gets annoyed at fans for getting too excited

Seems to me the excited reaction it generated is exactly what Mike would surely have wanted, even if it meant accidentally revealing the guitarist earlier than planned.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #116 on: March 13, 2017, 02:01:44 PM »
I think that aspect makes it so hilarious, at least to me. I mean, who gives a flying hoot about the exact date when musician X is announced. What matters is the music.

No shit.  I mean, maybe Bumblefoot isn't officially in the band yet.  Just say so.  Is this a Derek & Mike led project and they're still figuring out who the rest will be?  Just say so.  Perhaps Bumblefoot is one of 7 world class guitarists auditioning for the band and they're making a documentary about the selection process in which case Eddie Trunk will just leak who it is.  Just kidding.  Eddie would never do that to his friend.  Only to his friend's ex-band.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #117 on: March 13, 2017, 02:05:51 PM »
Taking it out on his fanbase because they are curious is not really a good move IMO. It's obviously not been hard to find these leaks so really his anger is aimed in the wrong direction. If Bumblefoot released a press statement then it seems daft to get frustrated that his fans then shared this or whatever  :lol
It also seems pretty counter-intuitive to me.

>posts teases to get people excited
>people get excited enough to dig into what's been teased to work out who the guitarist probably is
>gets annoyed at fans for getting too excited

Seems to me the excited reaction it generated is exactly what Mike would surely have wanted, even if it meant accidentally revealing the guitarist earlier than planned.

*shrug*

Exactly, you can't have it both ways. If you want to tease your fans to get them excited you can't get angry when they unearth some new info you didn't actually want them to know about  :lol

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #118 on: March 13, 2017, 02:59:05 PM »
I don't know much about Ron Thal, but I searched on youtube some music from "the adventures of Bumblefoot" and my first impression was good. I found it very interesting, instrumental songs, not too metal, but with cool Zappa influences, without being too crazy.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #119 on: March 13, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »
re: Bumblefoot -- wouldn't surprise me at all. NYC guy, MP probably knows him well, Art of Anarchy is just getting started, and very different than progressive metal.

That said, if it WAS him, I'd be a tad disappointed. However, they could be auditioning guitarists too. I think MP's reaction probably has had the opposite effect that he wanted. Because of his outburst, he has people thinking it IS Bumble, as opposed to one guy. Who knows, maybe there's two guitarists in the band. Something JP said he'd never do with DT, but maybe Mike would do it.

Long story short -- MP overreacted (shocker), Bumblefoot may be in the band, and hey, dude can play. Not sure if he can really write songs, but he can play. For me personally, it wouldn't be what I wanted to see/hear, but I'm looking forward to the album info this summer.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #120 on: March 13, 2017, 03:44:07 PM »
Has MP ever been in a band with two full time guitarists? (As in not someone who occasionally plays like Casey)
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #121 on: March 13, 2017, 03:48:17 PM »
Regarding Ron Thal, I think he is an incredibly skilled guitarist. His own stuff is quirky (which is good) but never exciting, but this might be one of those cases where maybe the influence of the other guys adds some new angle.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #122 on: March 13, 2017, 03:50:04 PM »
Has MP ever been in a band with two full time guitarists? (As in not someone who occasionally plays like Casey)
Do you count him being "in" A7X or Twisted Sister?  Adrenaline Mob initially had two.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #123 on: March 13, 2017, 03:56:05 PM »
I'm going to say no to bands he subbed for.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #124 on: March 13, 2017, 03:57:05 PM »
Wasn't sure how many guitarists TA have.

Same is NM Band--one "full-time" guitarist, with Neal often subbing in on guitar as well.

So I guess the answer to your question is, no, he hasn't been in a band with 2 guitarists where he was somewhat in control of the band or involved in the writing.  But he has played in a handful of bands with 2 guitarists, so it isn't totally foreign to him.  But not sure that really advances the ball in terms of whether he will have 2 (or more) guitarists in this new band. 
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« Reply #125 on: March 13, 2017, 04:30:29 PM »
Almost all his bands have only one (main) guitarist, so he decided to try something different and got 3 for TSF  :lol
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #126 on: March 13, 2017, 04:32:59 PM »
By the wording of the Twitter DM that was posted earlier in this thread, it seems like this new project will feature ONLY ONE guitarist, so if isn't Bumblefoot, then he's not in it at all.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #127 on: March 13, 2017, 04:35:40 PM »
I was going to point out earlier that his use of the singular might seem to indicate that.  But we can't say that is the case for certain, as he is keeping things intentionally vague. 
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #128 on: March 13, 2017, 04:40:17 PM »
I listened to a quick sampling of Bumblefoot's solo work. Not too bad. Some people say his playing is more rock than metal... and some people seem to think he isn't going to be up to snuff..

Well look at DS after he left Dream Theater. He wound up going from kinda meh (I love his playing but he wasn't super duper technical) to "holy shit" in the Planet X stuff.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #129 on: March 13, 2017, 05:50:02 PM »
I just realized this: Geddy and Alex are available... are you guys thinking what I'm thinking?

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #130 on: March 13, 2017, 06:15:04 PM »
I think that aspect makes it so hilarious, at least to me. I mean, who gives a flying hoot about the exact date when musician X is announced. What matters is the music.

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I just realized this: Geddy and Alex are available... are you guys thinking what I'm thinking?

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« Reply #131 on: March 13, 2017, 07:07:41 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #132 on: March 13, 2017, 07:15:26 PM »
All of this talk of Bumblefoot, for some reason, reminded me of the fact that Buckethead was in Guns N' Roses for awhile in 2000-2002 and Bumblefoot joined in about 2006.

I only mentioned that because I think it would be kind of funny to have Buckethead in MP's band because that dynamic would be funny to me. I've heard before that Buckethead is not easy to deal with, so I don't think it would go too well, but maybe the end result would be good.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #133 on: March 13, 2017, 07:21:49 PM »
Bumblefoot, Buckethead, WTF is this? And I thought Zachy Savage or whatever the A7X guys are called were stupid.
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« Reply #134 on: March 13, 2017, 07:30:11 PM »
All of this talk of Bumblefoot, for some reason, reminded me of the fact that Buckethead was in Guns N' Roses for awhile in 2000-2002 and Bumblefoot joined in about 2006.

I only mentioned that because I think it would be kind of funny to have Buckethead in MP's band because that dynamic would be funny to me. I've heard before that Buckethead is not easy to deal with, so I don't think it would go too well, but maybe the end result would be good.

Buckethead is also a very prolific songwriter (he has something like 60 albums) who would not be happy with not having a lot of creative control.

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« Reply #135 on: March 13, 2017, 07:31:23 PM »
Buckethead does 60 albums a month  :lol
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #136 on: March 13, 2017, 07:38:47 PM »
Buckethead is also a very prolific songwriter (he has something like 60 albums) who would not be happy with not having a lot of creative control.
I think you mean 60 albums a day. He just released his 285th album last week  :lol
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #137 on: March 13, 2017, 08:31:49 PM »
Bumblefoot, Buckethead, WTF is this? And I thought Zachy Savage or whatever the A7X guys are called were stupid.

I'm still waiting for the bass player to be Stumblebum.

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« Reply #138 on: March 13, 2017, 08:35:11 PM »
I wonder if Bumblefoot ever took a Slash in Buckethead's bucket.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #139 on: March 13, 2017, 08:38:53 PM »
I wonder if Bumblefoot ever took a Slash in Buckethead's bucket.

Yeah, probably made him Dizzy in his Izzy.
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