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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #105 on: September 08, 2010, 06:59:26 PM »
Hopefully this brings about a new DT album quicker, just so we can begin to judge then.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #106 on: September 08, 2010, 06:59:26 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #107 on: September 08, 2010, 06:59:34 PM »
I have a hard time seeing Gavin Harrison joining.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #108 on: September 08, 2010, 06:59:41 PM »
Hey, didn't LaBrie used to play drums?

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #109 on: September 08, 2010, 07:00:15 PM »
I'm still impressed that they've decided to carry on, I didn't expext that at all.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #110 on: September 08, 2010, 07:00:21 PM »
I have a hard time seeing Gavin Harrison joining.

I can say quite confidently that won't be happening, makes absolutely no sense.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #111 on: September 08, 2010, 07:00:21 PM »
I'm at baby class right now so I can't comment further than I am right now. But I am totally caught off guard but not completely surprised. I'll comment later.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #112 on: September 08, 2010, 07:00:32 PM »
I'll be really interested to hear the rest of the band members comment on this.

Yeah, I can't wait to hear what JP says about this. (It pretty much goes without saying he'll be the figurehead of the band now, even if he doesn't end up being the leader.)

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing...
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #113 on: September 08, 2010, 07:00:44 PM »
I don't want to see them get somebody temporarily for the studio and then go out live with someone else. Find your guy, believe in him and stick to it.
Yep this... or don't tour, that had already been discussed anyway.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #114 on: September 08, 2010, 07:00:47 PM »
well this sucks. I really wonder who they're going to get to replace him, who CAN replace him?

NDV.  Too bad he already has two full plates.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #115 on: September 08, 2010, 07:00:54 PM »
"It's okay, the can just replace Portnoy with Joey Jordison. It'll sound the same."

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #116 on: September 08, 2010, 07:01:07 PM »
I really don't care for Mike right now but if he turns out to be A7X's permanent drummer...wow. I can't even think.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #117 on: September 08, 2010, 07:01:46 PM »
Hey, didn't LaBrie used to play drums?

He can pull a reverse Phil Collins.


I have a hard time seeing Gavin Harrison joining.

I can say quite confidently that won't be happening, makes absolutely no sense.

Yeah, I'm trying to think of who would be a fit, but I'm kinda drawing a blank. It totally depends on what direction they end up going though.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #118 on: September 08, 2010, 07:02:17 PM »
"It's okay, the can just replace Portnoy with Joey Jordison. It'll sound the same."

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #119 on: September 08, 2010, 07:02:26 PM »
well this sucks. I really wonder who they're going to get to replace him, who CAN replace him?

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #120 on: September 08, 2010, 07:02:35 PM »
This post will probably be forgotten in an hour, given the amount of expected responses, but here we go.

First, good luck to MP. You have to follow your heart, and if this was the only way you thought you could preserve your friendships in the band, then you did the right thing.

Second, if the band wasn't willing to go on an extended hiatus, then I hope fans understand that time is money. Bands can NOT be off the road for a significant amount of time, even bands like DT. There are mortgages to pay, kids to eventually put through school, etc. So for MP to expect the guys to go on a long hiatus is really ridiculous. DT makes nothing on album sales. They make money on the road, and through merch. Plain and simple. A long time off the road means less and less income.

Third, that said, it is really, really weird to think of DT going on without Mike Portnoy, but it will, and it will be successful. MP is a great drummer. one of the best. But every single great drummer in heavy metal will want to sit on his drum stool for this gig, and since Mike didn't write any of the music of the songs (mostly a John/Jordan role), just lyrics, I really don't think DT is going to miss Mike in regard to the creation of the music.

Life will go on. Had DT lost Petrucci, the band would be fundamentally altered since he is the core music writer in the band (akin to when Queensryche lost DeGarmo). But the loss of MP can be overcome. It will just take people getting used to the idea.

Anyway, here's hoping A7X gave Mike their drum spot permanently, because it will be a well paying gig, which is something MP will need now that the income from DT touring will not be there.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #121 on: September 08, 2010, 07:03:01 PM »
Hopefully this doesn't start a whole downfall of DT members leaving.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #122 on: September 08, 2010, 07:03:17 PM »
A lot of drummers may replace him technically, that's not such a hard thing to figure out. However, not a lot of drummers can replace a man who spent 25 hours in a day doing things for Dream Theater's well-being.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #123 on: September 08, 2010, 07:03:21 PM »
Moar prog rock naow plllx
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #124 on: September 08, 2010, 07:03:27 PM »
How does something like this happen? It defies the laws of physics.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #125 on: September 08, 2010, 07:03:59 PM »
Surprised JR hasn't weighed in on Twitter yet.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #126 on: September 08, 2010, 07:04:36 PM »
I hope Portnoy does one last tour with them. I'm gonna cry if I don't get to see DT without Mike performing in it.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #127 on: September 08, 2010, 07:04:48 PM »
I'm calling it. They are going to fizzle, burn, and die.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #128 on: September 08, 2010, 07:05:41 PM »
Does this mean J Myung can start writing lyrics again?    :hat
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #129 on: September 08, 2010, 07:05:51 PM »
There aren't many drummers who could live up to Portnoy's skills, and all the fans expectations.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #130 on: September 08, 2010, 07:06:07 PM »
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« Reply #131 on: September 08, 2010, 07:06:25 PM »
There aren't many drummers who could live up to Portnoy's skills, and all the fans expectations.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #132 on: September 08, 2010, 07:07:42 PM »
He at least has to do a live recording of the 12 Steps at a "farewell" concert with DT.
At least, I hope.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #134 on: September 08, 2010, 07:08:20 PM »
Wow, I really don't know what to say at this point.  I'm definitely going to treasure my Score DVD more now and the memories of going to that concert.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #135 on: September 08, 2010, 07:08:35 PM »
Surprised JR hasn't weighed in on Twitter yet.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #136 on: September 08, 2010, 07:09:03 PM »
He at least has to do a live recording of the 12 Steps at a "farewell" concert with DT.
At least, I hope.

probably not a farewell concert, but a one-off a couple years down the road.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #137 on: September 08, 2010, 07:09:28 PM »
There aren't many drummers who could live up to Portnoy's skills, and all the fans expectations.

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« Reply #138 on: September 08, 2010, 07:09:48 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #139 on: September 08, 2010, 07:10:07 PM »
I think it's really sad that MP won't play his 12 Steps Suite live or do one last cover album
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