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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #665 on: July 05, 2017, 12:45:50 PM »
I was the one who posted the info. By the end of the month, we should get some information. He said too that he would tour with that supergroup in 2018!
If I'm not mistaken, he confirmed to you also that it will be only one guitar player, right? Personally I was wondering if this band wouldn't have a second one. Cool information anyway, thanks!
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« Reply #666 on: July 05, 2017, 01:07:54 PM »
I was the one who posted the info. By the end of the month, we should get some information. He said too that he would tour with that supergroup in 2018!
If I'm not mistaken, he confirmed to you also that it will be only one guitar player, right? Personally I was wondering if this band wouldn't have a second one. Cool information anyway, thanks!

They could still add a 2nd touring guitar player, like Fates Warning does with Mike Abdow.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #667 on: July 05, 2017, 01:36:42 PM »
I was the one who posted the info. By the end of the month, we should get some information. He said too that he would tour with that supergroup in 2018!
If I'm not mistaken, he confirmed to you also that it will be only one guitar player, right? Personally I was wondering if this band wouldn't have a second one. Cool information anyway, thanks!

They could still add a 2nd touring guitar player, like Fates Warning does with Mike Abdow.

They could, but Fates' situation is a little different. Frank has a full time job, which is why Mike does the touring. And because Frank can't commit (I saw his most recent performance with the band in Dec. 2013 -- he lives in the Bay Area), FW just considers themselves a four-piece. But I don't think it's by design, just by necessity.
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #668 on: July 06, 2017, 01:17:59 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, he confirmed to you also that it will be only one guitar player, right? Personally I was wondering if this band wouldn't have a second one. Cool information anyway, thanks!
One singer, one guitar player and one bass player are yet to be announced. For the record, he didn't confirm to me, he confirmed it to a friend of mine who got the chance to get an aftershow pass (he is the former President of the French fan club and knows Mike well).
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #669 on: July 24, 2017, 01:26:07 PM »
Mike just teased an announcement for 1st of August. Full lineup?  :corn
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #670 on: July 24, 2017, 01:27:25 PM »
Mike just teased an announcement for 1st of August. Full lineup?  :corn

Cool. Hope so. I've got my hopes up for this. I hope I'm not crushed. While I guessed JSS a while ago, I really hope it isn't him, honestly. But if it is, we'll see how it goes. I also don't want Bumblefoot either.
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« Reply #671 on: July 24, 2017, 01:28:01 PM »
Mike just teased an announcement for 1st of August. Full lineup?  :corn

He's announcing another facebook rant  ;)
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #672 on: July 24, 2017, 01:32:51 PM »
Mike just teased an announcement for 1st of August. Full lineup?  :corn

An announcement about an upcoming announcement?  I love those! :)
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« Reply #673 on: July 24, 2017, 01:47:17 PM »
Mike just teased an announcement for 1st of August. Full lineup?  :corn

An announcement about an upcoming announcement?  I love those! :)

He needs to up his game.... DT are much better at that 😉

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #674 on: July 24, 2017, 01:49:28 PM »
If JSS would be a singer I would be in heaven :) Sheehan... I love him for his personality and talent but I think that I didn'nt want to see him in THAT supergroup. He did two other projects with MP and I think that's cool, but enough. I'm not following now so much MP Facebook, does something or someone was confirmed? Or there are only announcements anout announcements? ;)
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« Reply #675 on: July 24, 2017, 02:36:10 PM »
Only Derek is officially confirmed for sure.
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« Reply #676 on: July 24, 2017, 02:57:43 PM »
Only Derek is officially confirmed for sure.
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« Reply #677 on: July 24, 2017, 03:49:28 PM »
I was looking back at when Sherinian was fired from DT. What a class act.

“I am very proud of my musical growth and contributions to the band in the last four years. I have nothing but positive thoughts and feelings towards John, Mike, James, and John. Jordan Rudess is a friend of mine and a great talent. I wish all of them the very best!”
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 Imagine MP doing that. His respect from people would go through the roof, including me.

“I am very proud of my musical growth and contributions to the band in the last twenty or so years years. I have nothing but positive thoughts and feelings towards John, Jordan, James, and John. Mike Mangini is a friend of mine and a great talent. I wish all of them the very best!”
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #678 on: July 24, 2017, 04:23:25 PM »
It's weird to expect a guy who yells "eat my ass and balls" on stage and thinks it's funny to act classy. :neverusethis:

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« Reply #679 on: July 24, 2017, 05:50:26 PM »
Yeah, for all of his positive attributes, and despite the nonsense he spews sometimes, he does have them, being classy is not one of them.  But hey, he's from New York, so what do you expect...? :P

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« Reply #680 on: July 24, 2017, 06:04:30 PM »
If JSS would be a singer I would be in heaven :) Sheehan... I love him for his personality and talent but I think that I didn'nt want to see him in THAT supergroup. He did two other projects with MP and I think that's cool, but enough. I'm not following now so much MP Facebook, does something or someone was confirmed? Or there are only announcements anout announcements? ;)
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #681 on: July 24, 2017, 06:06:53 PM »
Normally when MP says soon, he really means it 👍
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« Reply #682 on: July 26, 2017, 10:11:23 AM »
I was looking back at when Sherinian was fired from DT. What a class act.

“I am very proud of my musical growth and contributions to the band in the last four years. I have nothing but positive thoughts and feelings towards John, Mike, James, and John. Jordan Rudess is a friend of mine and a great talent. I wish all of them the very best!”
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 Imagine MP doing that. His respect from people would go through the roof, including me.

“I am very proud of my musical growth and contributions to the band in the last twenty or so years years. I have nothing but positive thoughts and feelings towards John, Jordan, James, and John. Mike Mangini is a friend of mine and a great talent. I wish all of them the very best!”
– Mike Portnoy

Never mind, it looks like I was mistaken.

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« Reply #683 on: July 26, 2017, 04:44:22 PM »
I was looking back at when Sherinian was fired from DT. What a class act.

“I am very proud of my musical growth and contributions to the band in the last four years. I have nothing but positive thoughts and feelings towards John, Mike, James, and John. Jordan Rudess is a friend of mine and a great talent. I wish all of them the very best!”
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 Imagine MP doing that. His respect from people would go through the roof, including me.

“I am very proud of my musical growth and contributions to the band in the last twenty or so years years. I have nothing but positive thoughts and feelings towards John, Jordan, James, and John. Mike Mangini is a friend of mine and a great talent. I wish all of them the very best!”
– Mike Portnoy

Never mind, it looks like I was mistaken.

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That's kind of a bummer that he retweeted that.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #684 on: July 26, 2017, 07:32:55 PM »
Derek spends a lot of time with MP. No wonder he picked up some of his mannerisms.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #685 on: July 26, 2017, 07:38:44 PM »
A retweet doesnt mean someone agrees with everything states. He could just be RT because of the compliment he was given in it.

Jumping to dramatic conclusions leads to drama and bs...
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« Reply #686 on: July 26, 2017, 07:51:24 PM »
A retweet doesnt mean someone agrees with everything states. He could just be RT because of the compliment he was given in it.

Jumping to dramatic conclusions leads to drama and bs...

It's DTF we love drama and bs.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #687 on: July 27, 2017, 03:42:49 AM »
A retweet doesnt mean someone agrees with everything states. He could just be RT because of the compliment he was given in it.

Jumping to dramatic conclusions leads to drama and bs...

Shouldn't he know that people might see it as him agreeing with everything? It's like when Portnoy retweets things like, "Mike Portnoy is best them, please come back to DT, but get a new singer, LaBrie sucks!"

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« Reply #688 on: July 27, 2017, 05:01:12 AM »
A retweet doesnt mean someone agrees with everything states. He could just be RT because of the compliment he was given in it.

Jumping to dramatic conclusions leads to drama and bs...
I agree, though MP gets a lot of aggro for the same thing.

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« Reply #689 on: July 27, 2017, 05:41:41 AM »
A retweet doesnt mean someone agrees with everything states. He could just be RT because of the compliment he was given in it.

Jumping to dramatic conclusions leads to drama and bs...
I agree, though MP gets a lot of aggro for the same thing.

MP goes further than just retweeting though.... ex when asked if he hates canadians his answer was "only one"


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« Reply #690 on: July 27, 2017, 07:02:30 AM »
A retweet doesnt mean someone agrees with everything states. He could just be RT because of the compliment he was given in it.

Jumping to dramatic conclusions leads to drama and bs...

I disagree. Imagine if on this board some posted "Great point bill1971, your posts are so much better than samsara's tiresome posts" and I quoted the message and put an up arrow and said "yes I agree"

I would think you would take it as I'm agreeing with the negative comment towards you.

By the way I don't think you have tiresome posts. :)

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #691 on: July 27, 2017, 07:09:41 AM »
The obvious response would be, "Thank you for your compliment." Or, "Thank you, but JR does a great job."

A simple retweet is a direct approval of the tweet, and all that is included.
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« Reply #692 on: July 27, 2017, 07:12:31 AM »
A simple retweet is a direct approval of the tweet, and all that is included.

I agree.  I also agree that JR can be grating at times.

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« Reply #693 on: July 27, 2017, 07:38:59 AM »
A retweet doesnt mean someone agrees with everything states. He could just be RT because of the compliment he was given in it.

Jumping to dramatic conclusions leads to drama and bs...

I disagree. Imagine if on this board some posted "Great point bill1971, your posts are so much better than samsara's tiresome posts" and I quoted the message and put an up arrow and said "yes I agree"

I misread "threesome posts"  :lol
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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #694 on: July 27, 2017, 07:55:03 AM »
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Ok, so in DT-speak, I am off base.  :lol

Honestly though, I didn't take that RT as approval of the whole tweet. People get lazy on social media.
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« Reply #695 on: July 27, 2017, 08:06:48 AM »
Well, strictly speaking, a retweet without any explanation does on its face mean, "I agree."  And, by extension, if there isn't any explanation carving out any part of it that isn't agreed with, that means agreement with the whole thing.  But, yeah, "People get lazy on social media," as in regular speech.  So I think you are still correct that we shouldn't necessarily assume something negative, especially if there isn't a pattern as there is with certain other people that are the topic of discussion in this thread.
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« Reply #696 on: July 27, 2017, 08:18:39 AM »
Oh, what drama.

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« Reply #697 on: July 27, 2017, 08:34:11 AM »
Well, strictly speaking, a retweet without any explanation does on its face mean, "I agree."  And, by extension, if there isn't any explanation carving out any part of it that isn't agreed with, that means agreement with the whole thing.  But, yeah, "People get lazy on social media," as in regular speech.  So I think you are still correct that we shouldn't necessarily assume something negative, especially if there isn't a pattern as there is with certain other people that are the topic of discussion in this thread.

Yeah that's pretty much my thought as well. A retweet to me without anything else is full agreement of the original tweet. But like you said, there is no pattern of this with DS, in fact he's been really great with addressing his time in DT publicly since he was fired.

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« Reply #698 on: July 27, 2017, 08:50:25 AM »
Well, strictly speaking, a retweet without any explanation does on its face mean, "I agree."  And, by extension, if there isn't any explanation carving out any part of it that isn't agreed with, that means agreement with the whole thing.  But, yeah, "People get lazy on social media," as in regular speech.  So I think you are still correct that we shouldn't necessarily assume something negative, especially if there isn't a pattern as there is with certain other people that are the topic of discussion in this thread.

Yeah that's pretty much my thought as well. A retweet to me without anything else is full agreement of the original tweet. But like you said, there is no pattern of this with DS, in fact he's been really great with addressing his time in DT publicly since he was fired.

Yes, I agree. DS has been very cool. Probably just a one off moment.

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Re: Mike Portnoy Progressive Metal Supergroup
« Reply #699 on: July 27, 2017, 05:47:10 PM »
A retweet doesnt mean someone agrees with everything states. He could just be RT because of the compliment he was given in it.

Jumping to dramatic conclusions leads to drama and bs...
I agree, though MP gets a lot of aggro for the same thing.

MP goes further than just retweeting though.... ex when asked if he hates canadians his answer was "only one"

Maybe he refers to Justin Bieber