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post Sep 9 2010, 02:40 AM
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I could not believe it when I first heard it. But here it is in his own words. ohmy.gif

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post Sep 9 2010, 03:27 AM
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Wow! The world really must be coming to an end!!!! smile.gif
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post Sep 9 2010, 04:10 AM
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Good God! I don't know what will happen to them now, Portnoy is such a huge part of DT...Half the universe is now empty and void. sad.gif

I don't really know of any drummer I would want to replace Mike Portnoy...Its just, too weird without him.

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I hope since MP didn't want this to be an official split that there is hope for him to join the band again in the future. This is just terrible news.
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post Sep 9 2010, 04:19 AM
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This SUCKS!!! sad.gif

Though to be honest I kind of thought Black Clouds was going to be their last album


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post Sep 9 2010, 04:20 AM
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Still unbelieavble...
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post Sep 9 2010, 04:44 AM
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post Sep 9 2010, 06:43 AM
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I just hope he doesn't join Avenged Sevenfold full time, nothing against those guys but to me music like that is a waste of his talent and time.
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post Sep 9 2010, 08:24 AM
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Ok... that's bad news


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post Sep 9 2010, 08:29 AM
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Sad news for all DT fans; must have been a very hard decision for Portnoy.

Wrt A7X: I can imagine he's happy with other projects right now, not a lot of responsibility and a lot of fun for him, something he must have been missing in DT (given his statement). I'm a big A7X fan, but I don't think he'll be a permanent member (though will probably finish the complete tour now, incl the 2011 part). Too bad, but if I was him (god, I wish I was, the being a prof musician part smile.gif ), I'd seriously enjoy various projects in stead of committing to one right away.

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post Sep 9 2010, 09:46 AM
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post Sep 9 2010, 10:46 AM
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It's definitely a shock to me. I've been a huge DT fan over the years, although I like and admire only the Kevin Moore era. I'm a huge fan of Portnoy and Petrucci tho, and I never thought this would come to happen. Hope that he knows what he's doing, and, according to the statement, he's aware of his decision. I strongly suspect that he'll be back in a few years, tho biggrin.gif


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post Sep 9 2010, 12:04 PM
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This is not Portnoy! It's some alien clone! They abducted him, I KNEW! Something was wrong when he joined Avenged Sevenfold.


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post Sep 9 2010, 03:58 PM
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post Sep 9 2010, 09:11 PM
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It must be a midlife crisis. tongue.gif

Seriously though, Dream Theater is my favorite band, and I can't imagine (at least not yet) anyone else in the percussion spot.

At least they still have JP!
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post Sep 9 2010, 09:49 PM
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Oh this is just sad news sad.gif((

I'm curios how and if they'll continue DT work...


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post Sep 10 2010, 01:12 AM
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Bozzio maybe, he could play what portnoy plays, Dont know if his style would blend well. Its going to be a big event when they announce a new drummer.
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post Sep 10 2010, 01:57 AM
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I feel bad for all the DT fans. sad.gif


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post Sep 10 2010, 03:46 AM
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I doubt that means it won't be good though. Whatever they do next I am sure it will still be Dream Theater, and in true DT fashion, it will blow your mind. smile.gif
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post Sep 10 2010, 04:14 AM
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Haha yea your right man!

A different DT doesn't mean a worse DT! lol

They will probably replace him with someone pretty unreal too!


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