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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #70 on: September 08, 2010, 06:48:45 PM »
Imagine Gavin Harrison on the next DT studio album.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2010, 06:49:04 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #72 on: September 08, 2010, 06:49:17 PM »
The more I think about this, the more excited I'm getting. And as long as Portnoy and the other members are happy, I see no reason to feel otherwise.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #73 on: September 08, 2010, 06:49:23 PM »
I think it will still be Dream Theater. Portnoy will want it to continue on for his father's legacy

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #74 on: September 08, 2010, 06:49:50 PM »
WOW!  This is a sad day indeed.  I feel like a friend died or something

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #75 on: September 08, 2010, 06:49:59 PM »
I'm sorry, But I am glad I have this forum to rage on. People on MPs forum are all positive and saying good job following your heart.

However, I am somewhat excited for the future if DT continues. Who knows what could happen
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #76 on: September 08, 2010, 06:50:04 PM »
well this sucks. I really wonder who they're going to get to replace him, who CAN replace him?

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« Reply #77 on: September 08, 2010, 06:50:13 PM »
WOW!  This is a sad day indeed.  I feel like a friend died or something

This exactly

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #78 on: September 08, 2010, 06:50:18 PM »
Holy shit! I don't really listen to Dream Theater, but this is something I never imagined happening.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #79 on: September 08, 2010, 06:50:21 PM »
The more I think about this, the more excited I'm getting. And as long as Portnoy and the other members are happy, I see no reason to feel otherwise.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #80 on: September 08, 2010, 06:50:36 PM »
I am sad that MP has left a band that he is hugely involved with, be it for sentimental reasons, loyalty, friendship, and so on. However, (if these sentiments aren't 'too soon') I think this might be the beginning of a new era of DT. After all of these years with the same formula, it may be time for the rest of the members to come up with something new. For however long the remaining line-up stays with us, they can continue to think up new and exciting things for DT. Just think- MP is the co-producer (of albums) and director (of live DVDs) in the studio, while he also sees over his forum (which is largely DT-based), tour details, and so-on on the road- all of these aspects could be wildly different with some new people joining the team.

So all in all, I think it's a great loss and we won't forget it - the proverbial door has been shut. But- the window has been opened for DT!

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #81 on: September 08, 2010, 06:51:46 PM »
If he becomes full time drummer for A7X, I won't even be able to contain the rage.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #82 on: September 08, 2010, 06:52:15 PM »
I don't know why you guys are that upset. Look at it from a pure musical standpoint. DT HAS been stagnant for awhile now. This forces them to change...not to mention Portnoy himself has been on cruise control for years.

Pros:

- no terrible harsh vocals
- JP + MP "team" is broken up, perhaps they get a producer?
- new member in band = new creative juices flowing


This really can't be bad for Dream Theater. It's kind of sad to think he's not in the band, but hey, admit it -- he simply wasn't as good of a drummer as he used to be (or as interesting). This makes me excited for the next DT release.

Pretty much this. But still, holy fucking shit.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #83 on: September 08, 2010, 06:52:42 PM »
I really don't see why him drumming for A7X is a big deal.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #84 on: September 08, 2010, 06:52:49 PM »
Portnoy used divine intervention

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #85 on: September 08, 2010, 06:52:53 PM »
he'll be back

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #86 on: September 08, 2010, 06:52:59 PM »
This pretty much has me weeping.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #87 on: September 08, 2010, 06:53:20 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #88 on: September 08, 2010, 06:53:26 PM »
Even if this leads to them putting out albums I enjoy more than I have in the past (which I seriously doubt), it's like Maiden without Harris, it just doesn't seem right.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #89 on: September 08, 2010, 06:53:34 PM »
I really don't see why him drumming for A7X is a big deal.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #90 on: September 08, 2010, 06:53:55 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #91 on: September 08, 2010, 06:54:06 PM »
I really don't see why him drumming for A7X is a big deal.
I think it's mainly how he constantly said it's not permanent... DT is his baby, but this happens.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #92 on: September 08, 2010, 06:54:59 PM »
Although nothing has crossed the line yet I want everyone to understand there will be NO bashing of MP over this, and he will be respected as any past member has been on this forum as per the rules.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #93 on: September 08, 2010, 06:55:17 PM »
This is one of the most unlikley things I could imagine, I can't believe it. :-[
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #95 on: September 08, 2010, 06:56:17 PM »
I will never bash MP, but I just wish there had been a little bit of a lead-up or whatever, not a "I'm out, later".

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« Reply #96 on: September 08, 2010, 06:56:31 PM »
I'll be really interested to hear the rest of the band members comment on this.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #97 on: September 08, 2010, 06:56:38 PM »
Yeah, I'm feeling a bit more easy right now...but still, I feel like breaking up with my girlfriend I've been together with all my life. Maybe I met a lot of interesting girls thanks to her, maybe I had some fun with some of them, but that one girlfriend was always there when you needed to come back for anything. That's probably how I feel right now about this...
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« Reply #98 on: September 08, 2010, 06:57:20 PM »
My comparison is horrible, I would never do such a thing. This is really starting to get on my nerves  :lol
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #99 on: September 08, 2010, 06:57:33 PM »
It just won't seem like "Dream Theater" without him.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #100 on: September 08, 2010, 06:57:56 PM »
Why do I get the feeling that DT won't find anyone that fits, or they'll try and it won't work, then will split up.

The most likely thing I can see happening is getting harrison or something in for studio, no idea about live.

Fuck i'm still crying 30 minutes later.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2010, 06:58:00 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.)
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #102 on: September 08, 2010, 06:58:26 PM »
Wow, and it's my birthday too.
But it's not like he's dying. And I'm 500% certain he'll have some sort of involvement with DT somewhere down the road.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #103 on: September 08, 2010, 06:58:42 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.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #104 on: September 08, 2010, 06:59:21 PM »
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