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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #175 on: September 08, 2010, 07:23:53 PM »
I can't deal with this at all.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #176 on: September 08, 2010, 07:24:21 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #177 on: September 08, 2010, 07:25:25 PM »
This is a very sad day...but hopefully he will be back eventually.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #178 on: September 08, 2010, 07:25:38 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #179 on: September 08, 2010, 07:25:46 PM »
I feel pissed at the band, because if Mike was telling the truth in his letter, then the band pretty much said "we want to proceed, with or without you, and we want to do it now."
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #180 on: September 08, 2010, 07:25:52 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #181 on: September 08, 2010, 07:26:05 PM »
I love Mike and all he's done for the band, but I honestly think the band might be better without him, as I haven't liked their recent output very much.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #182 on: September 08, 2010, 07:26:44 PM »
If Dream Theater goes under, DTF must become a tribute site, so we never have to quit this place  :heart
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #183 on: September 08, 2010, 07:26:54 PM »
JESUS ON ICE!

The setlists!

The Ytse Jam bootlegs!

The arrangements!

That said... I'm kind of excited. Overjoyed that they're continuing. But fuck!

I... can't say anything coherent! Words fail me. Just... sentence fragments! And exclamation marks! Lots of them!!

...He was always the most dedicated one!

...Who's gonna replace him!?

...Is it just John Petrucci's thing now? JP and JR would be good band leaders!

...

Jesus.



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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #184 on: September 08, 2010, 07:26:58 PM »
I leave the board for 2 hours and this is what I come back to.  I'm heartbroken.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #185 on: September 08, 2010, 07:27:15 PM »
I feel pissed at the band, because if Mike was telling the truth in his letter, then the band pretty much said "we want to proceed, with or without you, and we want to do it now."

So because the band doesn't want to stop what they love because one member wants to go play with 3 other bands they are jerks?
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #186 on: September 08, 2010, 07:27:22 PM »
or Gavin Harrison.

HELL no. His style is not suited to Dream Theater, and we don't want Porcupine Tree to get screwed over.

I personally think it's a bit too early to already be talking about his replacement, even though the speculation is perfectly natural.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #187 on: September 08, 2010, 07:27:23 PM »
If Dream Theater goes under, DTF must become a tribute site, so we never have to quit this place  :heart
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #188 on: September 08, 2010, 07:27:38 PM »
The liquor store is closed...damn, I really could use a stiff drink or ten.
     

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #189 on: September 08, 2010, 07:27:40 PM »
To be honest I'd much rather that the guys call it a day rather than carry on without MP.  It may be a good thing for the band's creativity in the future possibly but just the idea of DT minus MP doesn't really sit right.  He is integral to the band IMO.   

This isn't Petrucci leaving.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #190 on: September 08, 2010, 07:27:59 PM »
I actually started crying a little

The healing process can begin :(

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #191 on: September 08, 2010, 07:28:43 PM »
JMX better write lyrics for the new album.









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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #192 on: September 08, 2010, 07:29:55 PM »
For those likening this to Kevin Moore's departure, get a hold of yourselves. This is nothing like that. Kevin Moore left for entirely different reasons at a crucial point for the band (right before a big tour).

Mike Portnoy /=/ Kevin Moore.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #193 on: September 08, 2010, 07:30:09 PM »
JMX better write everything for the next album.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #194 on: September 08, 2010, 07:30:37 PM »
The liquor store is closed...damn, I really could use a stiff drink or ten.

If I wasn't on call I think I'd have a few for the occasion.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #195 on: September 08, 2010, 07:30:51 PM »
or Gavin Harrison.

HELL no. His style is not suited to Dream Theater, and we don't want Porcupine Tree to get screwed over.

I personally think it's a bit too early to already be talking about his replacement, even though the speculation is perfectly natural.
Um, GH's style is EVERYTHING. Even if he did somehow change the band, I can only see them getting groovier. Which I want.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #196 on: September 08, 2010, 07:31:25 PM »
I can still barely think straight...

there is no doubt that DT will continue on (yay!)
there is no doubt they will find an amazing drummer (yay!)
there is no doubt they will continue putting good music together (yay!)

but no MP ( :sadpanda:)

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #197 on: September 08, 2010, 07:31:28 PM »
This is the part that makes me go "Whoa"

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #199 on: September 08, 2010, 07:32:17 PM »
My brain would break if he formed a project with Dominici, Moore, and Collins.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #200 on: September 08, 2010, 07:32:40 PM »
I come back to THIS!?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #201 on: September 08, 2010, 07:33:22 PM »
My brain would break if he formed a project with Dominici, Moore, and Collins.

A barbershop singing group?

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #202 on: September 08, 2010, 07:33:46 PM »
Honestly this sucks because MP took care of the DVDs, Ytsejam Bootlegs, etc., but I am very excited about the upcoming DT album now. Not a big fan of MP's recent output.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #203 on: September 08, 2010, 07:34:05 PM »
This is the part that makes me go "Whoa"
https://imgur.com/1D1VU.jpg

Yeah, I remember checking it and feeling the same way.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #204 on: September 08, 2010, 07:34:23 PM »

I personally think it's a bit too early to already be talking about his replacement, even though the speculation is perfectly natural.

He didn't die; he left the band. It's perfectly fine to talk about his replacement.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #206 on: September 08, 2010, 07:35:59 PM »
This is the part that makes me go "Whoa"
https://imgur.com/1D1VU.jpg

Yeah, I remember checking it and feeling the same way.

That just makes me feel even crappier  :-\

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #207 on: September 08, 2010, 07:36:47 PM »
This news totally ruined my day. My stomach honestly turned over when I read the title. It's so out of the blue and unexpected. I guess it is safe to that we will never see the twelve step suite in full.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #208 on: September 08, 2010, 07:38:11 PM »
I'm sooooo sad! Is there any chance this can be a prank?
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #209 on: September 08, 2010, 07:38:15 PM »
This is unreal. I love you all.

DT will carry on and I'm excited for the results. Here's to the next chapter.