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Dreaming On Without Mike

September 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Heard the news? Mike Portnoy, founding member and legendary drummer of the progressive metal icons Dream Theater, has decided to leave the band. After 25 years, the project has exhausted him of his energy and inspiration. This will come as a shock to most of you; it surely did to me. Here is the full transcript.

(L-R) John Petrucci, John Myung, James LaBrie, Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess

Fortunately, he is on good terms with the band, so there really isn’t any reason to harbor any resentment towards either party. Sadness is the appropriate emotion, but acceptance is a necessity. Think about it: how does 00’s Dream theater compare to 90’s? Not well. Perhaps it is time for a change; a break. And when the time is right, maybe we can live the dream again. Best of luck to Mike and Dream Theater, may their futures be blessed.

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Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare: Review

July 24, 2010 1 comment

July 27 is the release date for the upcoming Avenged Sevenfold album entitled Nightmare. Due to the recent death of the band drummer, Dream Theater’s legendary Mike Portnoy has stepped up for the role. On his part, he insured the band and the fans that he would do his best to stay true to The Rev (former drummer) and keep it as an Avenged Sevenfold album. And no doubt, this is an Avenged Sevenfold album, for better or for worse.

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Quick News

February 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Dream Theater‘s drumming phenom, Mike Portnoy, is to drum for Avenged Sevenfold‘s new album. The band’s drummer has recently passed away, and Portnoy has been asked to aid them during this tough time. Portnoy has accepted the request with pure class: “I want their fans to realize that I’m not trying to step into or fill The Rev’s shoes…I’m just merely lacing ’em up for him!”

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Dream Theater: Live in New York

August 26, 2009 Leave a comment

You want it, they’ve got it. Dream Theater, one of the most musically brilliant bands in the scene today, brought the finest of art to the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on August 9, 2009. Yes, this review is late… really late, sorry. But nothing can take away from the fact that after all these years, the masters of prog can still deliver a perfect live show!

Dream Theater

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Dream Theater – Black Clouds & Silver Linings: Review

May 24, 2009 3 comments

June 23, 2009 is the scheduled release date of the tenth studio album of the legendary progressive metal band, Dream Theater. The album is entitled Black Clouds & Silver Linings and consists of six songs (four epics and two singles as described by drummer Mike Portnoy). Personally, I have found that the quality of music in a Dream Theater album is often reflected by the quality of the album art. In this case: absolute beauty.

Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)

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