Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

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  1. Prowl

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    W T F!!!!!!

    Profound Sadness

    Anyone who follows progressive music knows how hard of a blow this is. I'll still give the band a chance, but this was Portnoy's band, Portnoy's lyric, and his music......
     
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    Dream Theater will never be the same. :cry 
     
  3. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    Gutted. Hard.
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

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    Pretty sad to hear about but the band looks like it will go on.
     
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    WTF

    DT is my favorite band. I've seen them live 5 times.

    NOT COOL
     
  7. a person

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    Uh oh...

    Hopefully he reunites with the band in the future. My friend's gonna be pissed. He loves this band.
     
  8. Prowl

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    Yeah, but he also said that they weren't happy with him taking a break, even if he said he could help them out throughout 2011, so he said a complete split would work better.

    I plan on supporting both their ventures, but this is one instance where the man represents like 75% of the band. The sound is Portnoy, the lyric is Portnoy.

    Offtopic, but still in music.

    a person, what do you think of the new Eddie?
     
  9. Hook

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    Let's hope he pulls a Bruce Dickinson and rejoin the band somewhere down the road :cry 
     
  10. Prowl

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    True dat, and Brave New World was a hellova comeback too.
     
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    All albums are primarily Petrucci lyrics.
     
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    No kidding. I still don't know what to think...........
     
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    That it was! Still my favorite Bruce comeback Maiden album.
     
  14. Prowl

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    Yeah, I went through my favorite songs and checked. Mike had a lot of say on the themes though. Still, taking Portnoy our of the equation does change the sound. It's not like changing out the drummer from Skid Row, or like when Moore left. This has game-changing results, like Blaze replacing Bruce.

    I really loved Final Frontier. A lot. But Brave still ripped the skies apart.
     
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    Damn this sucks :( 

    Can't imagine how the band will fare without him...
     
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    While I'm not excited about the leave, I'll wait to see what happens. I'll not be so quick to talk of the downfall of my favorite band! He's an important part, but he's not the whole band...
     
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    :'(

    #weeps#
     
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    Hmmm... Avenged Sevenfold lost their drummer back in December, and Portnoy was the temp drummer for their album 'Nightmare'... Maybe he's their new drummer?

    EDIT: Not to mention that Avenged Sevenfold's drummer also wrote the majority of the songs and such, and Portnoy did the same job with Dream Theatre since Moore left...
     
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    Not a fan of Dream Theater, but I still find this pretty surprising. I was hoping Avenged Sevenfold would get a different drummer, but looks like Portnoy will be sticking with them. Dammit.
     
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    I know he's touring with them, but has it been said anywhere that he's joined them?
     

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