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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1365 on: June 17, 2015, 10:38:56 AM »
It's a Dio cover. Perhaps MP could be cut some slack just this once? ;)

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1366 on: June 17, 2015, 11:02:37 AM »
Winery Dogs are alright, but far from amazing. Heavy metal is Portnoy's calling, that's the type of music he should be doing. He needs to stop these projects, and joining established bands etc. What is love to see him do is form his own new metal band, where he's main man, the Steve Harris of the group. I'm glad he has nothing more to do with Adrenaline Mob, they weren't good enough.

I could see him creating a new band that creates progressive metal. Progressive more in the vein of Tool rather than Dream Theater for example. That's what I want to see. My guess is that if MP could have had it totally his way there would have been much less 'wankery' in DT. I say this because most of the wankery' in DT is about the keyboards and guitar. I can see MP in a band that's more progressive in the way Tool is, where there's more of an overall focus on percussion.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1367 on: June 17, 2015, 11:08:49 AM »
It's a Dio cover. Perhaps MP could be cut some slack just this once? ;)

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1368 on: June 17, 2015, 12:23:18 PM »
The fact that a lot of people don't know We Rock is a Dio song gives me very little faith in mankind. 

BTW, I thought the title was cheesy when I first heard it but the song is legendary and Dio gets a pass for everything he has ever done that might seem cheesy.

As for the album, someone in the comments mentioned it reminded them of the Roadrunner United album.  This is true, and that album I got immediately, listened to it, and have never put it on again. 

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1369 on: June 17, 2015, 01:38:06 PM »
I found this one funnier:

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1370 on: June 17, 2015, 01:39:50 PM »
The fact that a lot of people don't know We Rock is a Dio song gives me very little faith in mankind.
*shrugs* I don't like Dio.

BTW, I thought the title was cheesy when I first heard it but the song is legendary and Dio gets a pass for everything he has ever done that might seem cheesy.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1371 on: June 17, 2015, 02:42:38 PM »
I'm looking forward to the metal album, some great people on board and hopefully the music should be metal crushing.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1372 on: June 17, 2015, 04:00:07 PM »
The fact that a lot of people don't know We Rock is a Dio song gives me very little faith in mankind.
*shrugs* I don't like Dio.

BTW, I thought the title was cheesy when I first heard it but the song is legendary and Dio gets a pass for everything he has ever done that might seem cheesy.
Not with me.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1373 on: June 17, 2015, 04:05:26 PM »
The fact that a lot of people don't know We Rock is a Dio song gives me very little faith in mankind. 

Or...y'know....they've....not heard it.


It does happen. Sometimes some people haven't actually heard every song ever recorded.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1374 on: June 17, 2015, 04:07:44 PM »
The fact that a lot of people don't know We Rock is a Dio song gives me very little faith in mankind.
*shrugs* I don't like Dio.

BTW, I thought the title was cheesy when I first heard it but the song is legendary and Dio gets a pass for everything he has ever done that might seem cheesy.
Not with me.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1375 on: June 17, 2015, 04:43:12 PM »
It does happen. Sometimes some people haven't actually heard every song ever recorded.

Unless you're briang.

I'm more disappointed that Ripper Owens didn't get his own song and is only on the Dio cover. He's the only guest I was excited for.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1376 on: June 17, 2015, 05:02:56 PM »
I liked when Slash did the different vocalists thing. Maybe I'll like it here too.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1377 on: June 17, 2015, 06:35:05 PM »
The fact that a lot of people don't know We Rock is a Dio song gives me very little faith in mankind.
*shrugs* I don't like Dio.

BTW, I thought the title was cheesy when I first heard it but the song is legendary and Dio gets a pass for everything he has ever done that might seem cheesy.
Not with me.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1378 on: June 17, 2015, 06:54:46 PM »
Mike posted this pic and caption from his most recent TS show. That drum set is so awesome.

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For all you drum-porn fans, my A7X/AMOB Mirage Monster made its glorious return to the stage last night in NJ w TS!

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My recollection was that the tone was weak on the acrylic shells. Not enough definition, particularly when you hit as many of them as MP does. As for it being overkill, it doesn't look much bigger than Pero's kits have been. In fact it might be smaller than AJP's A-Mob kit.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1379 on: June 17, 2015, 06:56:33 PM »
I hate to say it, as I was really looking forward to this, but the whole 'different vocalist on each track' thing is a complete turn off for me and will likely be a deal breaker.
I'm not fan of the revolving singers either, but it seems to me like the "extra lead guitarist" on every track would be worse. Like they need to cram 4 solos into every song?
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1380 on: June 17, 2015, 07:28:59 PM »
I hate to say it, as I was really looking forward to this, but the whole 'different vocalist on each track' thing is a complete turn off for me and will likely be a deal breaker.
I'm not fan of the revolving singers either, but it seems to me like the "extra lead guitarist" on every track would be worse. Like they need to cram 4 solos into every song?

Or having multiple bass players....

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1381 on: June 17, 2015, 07:29:58 PM »
This was never going to be my cup of tea anyway, but i totally get people's trepidations about tha revolving-door approach. Having a different lineup for each song never lets the album get into a flow.
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« Reply #1382 on: June 17, 2015, 07:32:12 PM »
A project like this is when I think Mike Portnoy just loves the idea of saying, "I played with this guy," and adding it to his list.  It's like he has this list in his head of musicians he wants to work with at some point, and a project like this enables him to check a bunch off the list.  Not saying there is any fundamentally wrong with it, just that that is what it comes off as to me.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1383 on: June 17, 2015, 07:49:07 PM »
Let me also be the first to say:

TRAPPED INSIDE THIS TRIANGULUM!!
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1384 on: June 18, 2015, 12:33:55 AM »
Yeah, too bad Mike is a little too much of a fanboy. It must be something of a dreamproject (no pun intended) for him. I bet he doesn't even realise some of these guys are even honored to work with HIM. 
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1385 on: June 18, 2015, 02:29:44 AM »
I liked when Slash did the different vocalists thing. Maybe I'll like it here too.
I preferred it when he brought Myles Kennedy in as a permanent lead vocalist though. I share the majority opinion here, having a different singer for each song makes it less interesting to me.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1386 on: June 18, 2015, 03:30:41 AM »
A project like this is when I think Mike Portnoy just loves the idea of saying, "I played with this guy," and adding it to his list.  It's like he has this list in his head of musicians he wants to work with at some point, and a project like this enables him to check a bunch off the list.  Not saying there is any fundamentally wrong with it, just that that is what it comes off as to me.
This. I'm not into albums with different lead vocalists on each track.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1387 on: June 18, 2015, 05:13:27 AM »
This might be interesting. I'll make sure to check it out.  :metal

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1388 on: June 18, 2015, 06:25:06 AM »
The revolving musicians is the foundation of this project. This was born out of the Metal Masters clinics. The whole thing is a nod to metal both past and present.

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« Reply #1389 on: June 18, 2015, 06:32:30 AM »
Well, how closely tied it was going to be to Metal Allegiance wasn't clear up til now. I think a lot of people hoped that it was going to be MP, Skolnik, Ellefson and a fixed singer, and they would create a regular album.
I mean, when you look at the lineup, it's not even just the singers that change. They have rotating bass and guitars too. This will be a very heterogeneous album.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1390 on: June 18, 2015, 06:34:19 AM »
The revolving musicians is the foundation of this project. This was born out of the Metal Masters clinics. The whole thing is a nod to metal both past and present.

Right, and I can follow that but,

I think a lot of people hoped that it was going to be MP, Skolnik, Ellefson and a fixed singer, and they would create a regular album.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1391 on: June 18, 2015, 06:50:11 AM »
The revolving musicians is the foundation of this project. This was born out of the Metal Masters clinics. The whole thing is a nod to metal both past and present.

The only ones that have proven to be able to include different singers and instrumentalists and make it work for me are Ayreon and Avantasia. And there its mostly different singers for different rolesand a few guest solo spots. Otherwise I'm not too fond of all the "supergroups" with all the more or less famous musicians. I will surely check this out but I fear that it is more a name-dropping project than a real band with great music.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1392 on: June 18, 2015, 08:44:59 AM »
I agree with you all about the multiple "extra" musicians. I really think this project was to scratch an itch. I could be waaaay wrong, but i wouldn't even put this as a Transatlantic part time gig.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1393 on: June 19, 2015, 04:32:20 PM »
I liked when Slash did the different vocalists thing. Maybe I'll like it here too.
I preferred it when he brought Myles Kennedy in as a permanent lead vocalist though. I share the majority opinion here, having a different singer for each song makes it less interesting to me.
Yea it's definitely good that he eventually made a solid band, but it was cool and unique to try something else for his first album.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1394 on: June 19, 2015, 05:22:03 PM »
Has Slash ever done vocals ? I know Duff and Matt sing but has Slash ever done any kind of melodic vocals ever ?

Can he sing ? Does he not want to ?


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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1395 on: June 19, 2015, 05:48:03 PM »
Has Slash ever done vocals ? I know Duff and Matt sing but has Slash ever done any kind of melodic vocals ever ?

Can he sing ? Does he not want to ?



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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1396 on: June 19, 2015, 10:57:58 PM »
Has Slash ever done vocals ? I know Duff and Matt sing but has Slash ever done any kind of melodic vocals ever ?

Can he sing ? Does he not want to ?

It's pretty much a mixture of he does not want to and probably does not think he's competent enough, especially when you look at all the vocalists he has worked with.  Heck, I think there was a time where Mark Tremonti felt like he was not a good enough lead vocalist, to sing a whole album.  He's a great back-up vocalist, didn't think he was not good enough in lead and people's good thoughts on All I Was helped him think that maybe he's more than competent enough in the vocal department to make it work as a solo band.  I say that worked out well for him.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1397 on: June 19, 2015, 11:20:37 PM »
Has Slash ever done vocals ? I know Duff and Matt sing but has Slash ever done any kind of melodic vocals ever ?

Can he sing ? Does he not want to ?
I'm fairly certain he did backing vocals on some Use Your Illusion songs. Look it up and I'm sure you could find out which ones.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1398 on: June 20, 2015, 04:52:52 PM »
Well, how closely tied it was going to be to Metal Allegiance wasn't clear up til now. I think a lot of people hoped that it was going to be MP, Skolnik, Ellefson and a fixed singer, and they would create a regular album.
I mean, when you look at the lineup, it's not even just the singers that change. They have rotating bass and guitars too. This will be a very heterogeneous album.

That's what I was hoping too as I like those guys.  The only other guy on that list I'd want to hear from is Dug Pinnick. 

I'm sure some will dig this though.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1399 on: June 21, 2015, 05:48:02 AM »
Well, I for one am looking forward to this album, should be a fun listen.