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Happy New Year From JP and MP
« on: December 31, 2017, 10:30:54 PM »
Posted on MPís Facebook. Nice to see them hanging out again, as much as this has probably happened many times before. Itís nice to see.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 10:38:55 PM »
Indeed!!!

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 10:59:30 PM »
WOW!!!!!!!!

That is great!
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 11:03:24 PM »
New LTE please

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 12:03:37 AM »
Awesome.. :D
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 01:20:44 AM »
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 01:22:25 AM »
Mike also retweeted a picture of his and John's daughter mocking their fathers. :P Looks really funny.

Is it safe to say this is the first time the fans have seen them together in more than 7 years?

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 02:05:21 AM »
ďYes, Mike, weíre still friends, but weíll never play together againĒ :biggrin:
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 03:02:29 AM »
Thatís cool indeed :)
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 03:38:51 AM »
Heartwarming :)

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 04:04:02 AM »
Now if only he would sit down and talk it out with James and possibly Myung... I long for all of them being friends again more than Portnoy being back in DT!
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 04:10:25 AM »
FB is full of comments of a new LTE album. Man, JP & MP must be SICK of this crap by now  :rollin

Still, it was very cool to see these two giants together again.
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 04:21:21 AM »
ďYes, Mike, weíre still friends, but weíll never play together againĒ :biggrin:

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 06:37:03 AM »
Now if only he would sit down and talk it out with James and possibly Myung... I long for all of them being friends again more than Portnoy being back in DT!
Totally this, but Iím already really happy that MP reconnected the friendship with Jordan and especially with Petrucci, because he (and the families) was the closest to him, no doubt. If Iím not mistaken, in the lifting shadows biography, at the time that MP stopped to drink, on tours, Petrucci was the one that always went to the hotel rooms,  clearing it of alcoholic drinks in its frigobars, to help MP to overcome his addiction. To me that was something that showed how much friends they always were.
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 06:46:22 AM »
Didn't know that detail! very cool! And yes, I'm already looking forward I guess but it's absolutely something to be happy about that these two musical geniuses who were together since the Berkley days are on friendly terms.
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2018, 06:55:50 AM »
Maybe portnoy itís gonna tour with JP for the G3 shows :) that should be fun.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2018, 07:22:48 AM »
Maybe portnoy itís gonna tour with JP for the G3 shows :) that should be fun.

I kinda waited for that to happen, but it'll be Mangini

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2018, 07:24:21 AM »
Love the pic. So good to see these long time friends together!

Nice to see them hanging out again, as much as this has probably happened many times before.
Actually it hasn't since MP left the band. The end of 2016 was the first time they got together, but now that they did it again in 2017, maybe this is becoming a new annual thing.
 
 
Is it safe to say this is the first time the fans have seen them together in more than 7 years?
Yes.
 
 
Now if only he would sit down and talk it out with James and possibly Myung... I long for all of them being friends again more than Portnoy being back in DT!
Amen!
 
 
Maybe portnoy itís gonna tour with JP for the G3 shows :) that should be fun.
That would be cool, but given MP's focus on SoA for the whole of 2018, I'd imagine this will be impossible.
As a basic rule, if you hate it, you must solely blame Portnoy. If it's good, then you must downplay MP's contribution to the band as not being important anyway, or claim he's just lying. It's the DTF way.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2018, 07:44:15 AM »
Maybe portnoy itís gonna tour with JP for the G3 shows :) that should be fun.
I read somewhere that Mangini was confirmed as JPís drummer on this G3 tour.
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2018, 07:46:32 AM »
This is a great photo and itís awesome to see them back together and in good spirits. I really wouldnít read too much into it though, MP returning to DT would imo NOT be a healthy thing for the band.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2018, 07:49:46 AM »
Great to see two long time friends hanging out again, their lives and families have been so interwoven over the years, itís awesome to see them just spending time together. Personally, thatís enough for me.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2018, 07:53:26 AM »
JP is answering the fans call to get an outside producer for the next DT album.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2018, 08:19:35 AM »
This is a great photo and itís awesome to see them back together and in good spirits. I really wouldnít read too much into it though, MP returning to DT would imo NOT be a healthy thing for the band.

I agree, but think about how much fun it would be to see Derekís posts if Mike were to leave SoA and go back to DT.  ;D

In all seriousness though it is cool to see them together. It always seemed like Mike and Jordan remained on good terms and stayed in contact after Mike left, but there was a definitely falling out between Mike and John so itís good to see that they have mended that and hopefully they will continue to rebuild their friendship, and hopefully will work together in some capacity at some point in the future.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2018, 08:37:35 AM »
It's a good thing to see!  Lot's of history there.... shame to let it continue to sour.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2018, 08:38:41 AM »
It always seemed like Mike and Jordan remained on good terms and stayed in contact after Mike left, but there was a definitely falling out between Mike and John so itís good to see that they have mended that and hopefully they will continue to rebuild their friendship, and hopefully will work together in some capacity at some point in the future.

My gut feeling was that JP may have felt hurt and a bit betrayed above anything else, that there wasn't really any personal problem with Mike but he must have been like "We've been in this since day 1 and now you walk out on me". But those many years of friendship could have not been thrown to the wind definitively, as this photo finally shows!
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2018, 10:24:56 AM »
It always seemed like Mike and Jordan remained on good terms and stayed in contact after Mike left, but there was a definitely falling out between Mike and John so itís good to see that they have mended that and hopefully they will continue to rebuild their friendship, and hopefully will work together in some capacity at some point in the future.

My gut feeling was that JP may have felt hurt and a bit betrayed above anything else, that there wasn't really any personal problem with Mike but he must have been like "We've been in this since day 1 and now you walk out on me". But those many years of friendship could have not been thrown to the wind definitively, as this photo finally shows!

Glad to see all the recent Sherinianisms haven't prevented this reconnecting from happening. Made the pic my new avatar btw (albeit a little modified color wise). Hope this isn't a problem.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2018, 10:44:42 AM »
You're not going to Just randomly stop being friends, unless something really drastic happens. I always knew that MP and JP would remain friends, since their families have always seemed to be close. Which is why I laugh at the people all surprised.
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2018, 11:25:11 AM »
People stop being friends for all sorts of reasons, there doesn't have to be some major falling out. Lives chance course, go in different directions all the time.  You don't automatically start hating someone you no longer associate with, you just stop being an active part of their lives. I don't hate the people I was friends with in high school, I just haven't talked to them in 20 years so they aren't my friends any longer.
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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2018, 12:39:51 PM »
Very nice to see as far as humanity and goodwill. I would be dissapointed if they took him back to DT. Would love to see him come on stage and play a few songs though.

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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2018, 12:47:14 PM »
People stop being friends for all sorts of reasons, there doesn't have to be some major falling out. Lives chance course, go in different directions all the time.  You don't automatically start hating someone you no longer associate with, you just stop being an active part of their lives. I don't hate the people I was friends with in high school, I just haven't talked to them in 20 years so they aren't my friends any longer.

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2018, 01:34:16 PM »
I'm hoping that sometime down the track all members of DT, past and present, are able to put their differences aside, and that a joint tour with SOA and DT comes to fruition.

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« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2018, 03:01:33 PM »
I'm hoping that sometime down the track all members of DT, past and present, are able to put their differences aside, and that a joint tour with SOA and DT comes to fruition.

This should have been SoA's goal from the beginning (joint tour), but with Derek's bullshit, I don't see it happening.

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« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2018, 03:31:40 PM »
I'm hoping that sometime down the track all members of DT, past and present, are able to put their differences aside, and that a joint tour with SOA and DT comes to fruition.

This should have been SoA's goal from the beginning (joint tour), but with Derek's bullshit, I don't see it happening.

This. It's not like the guys in DT have anything against MP or the SOA guys, but Derek taking shots at them anytime he has the chance to.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2018, 04:42:30 PM »
I'm hoping that sometime down the track all members of DT, past and present, are able to put their differences aside, and that a joint tour with SOA and DT comes to fruition.

This should have been SoA's goal from the beginning (joint tour), but with Derek's bullshit, I don't see it happening.

This. It's not like the guys in DT have anything against MP or the SOA guys, but Derek taking shots at them anytime he has the chance to.

I must admit I thought his tweets were funny in the beginning, but then they became a bit too much. But hey, MP has tweeted far worse things when he left DT, and he and JP made amends. Who knows, maybe they laugh about this in private...JP has played in one of Derekīs albums, so itīs not impossible. 

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Re: Happy New Year From JP and MP
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2018, 05:01:07 PM »
I'm hoping that sometime down the track all members of DT, past and present, are able to put their differences aside, and that a joint tour with SOA and DT comes to fruition.

This should have been SoA's goal from the beginning (joint tour), but with Derek's bullshit, I don't see it happening.

This. It's not like the guys in DT have anything against MP or the SOA guys, but Derek taking shots at them anytime he has the chance to.

There is at least one (possibly two) members of DT who are not all that fond of Mike, it appears.

Regardless of Derekís tweets I donít think a DT/SoA tour ever would have happened.  Derekís tweets just reinforced that.