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    Default Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater! :(!!

    Nooo!! To all those who love DT.... heres the bad news if you didn't know already


    http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/m2585154.aspx

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    Yeah I mean its his band, his song writing, and him keeping Petrucci in check (that guy has a helluva attitude).

    I am very interesed to see who steps up - I am certain Petrucci will attempt to take over in the song writing department as he was the main input artist in the group in terms of sound direction.
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    I thought he did one **** of a job in that song nightmare.... no matter where he goes i will follow... DT can jam too though... petrucci is a beast but yeah your right haha. Can't wait to see what the future has in store for DT and MP

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    Wow. Just... wow. Been a huge DT fan since Images and Words, and his drumming has been so integral to their sound. One of the most talented drummers ever, I put him right up there with John Bonham and Neil Peart.

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    It's sad, but I look forward to the next album to see what the other guys can do without MP controlling everything. Maybe Myung will contribute lyrics again? Who knows.
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    Danny Carey owns his face.

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    I mean, I guess it would just be a guy who you know, grabs bananas and runs. Or, um, a banana that grabs things. I donít know.
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    I mean, I guess it would just be a guy who you know, grabs bananas and runs. Or, um, a banana that grabs things. I donít know.
    Why would a banana grab another banana? I mean, those are the kind of questions I donít want to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagroth View Post
    Yeah I mean its his band, his song writing, and him keeping Petrucci in check (that guy has a helluva attitude).

    I am very interesed to see who steps up - I am certain Petrucci will attempt to take over in the song writing department as he was the main input artist in the group in terms of sound direction.
    Petrucci writes most of the songs , Portnoy does write a good portion of them but Petruccis are much better written. This is still miserable news
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azelis View Post
    It's sad, but I look forward to the next album to see what the other guys can do without MP controlling everything. Maybe Myung will contribute lyrics again? Who knows.
    Myung writes beautiful lyrics it would be nice to see him get involved again. I would not minf either Virgil Donati or Mike mangini joining the band heh both are great drummers but Im not sure what they are up too these days.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31c-FL0ZlZ0 - Heres a nice mangini solo
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    lol Tool

    Anyway, I say good riddance. The ego on that guy was unmanagable. He's been trying to take over the band for years, I guess they finally told him to bugger off. Either that, or his terrible "growl" vocals on recent albums have made him think that he can do solo stuff with him on vocals, which wouldn't surprise me at that point. He was convinced that people ONLY listened to Dream Theater because of him, and part of the reason he left is to probably try and prove that he will get more followers on his own/in a new band than Dream Theater.

    Also, their stuff has gone way downhill since Train of Thought. New album was meh at best. More rehashings of their old work and more of Portnoy inching his way into the spotlight.Count of Tuscany is the only decent song on that album and it's cheesy as hell.
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    Bad news for the fans indeed.

    Even if he is a very good drummer I find him doing too much at times and want to scream "shut up I know you can play".DT really need someone who will make their music move forward.They need someone like Tomas Haak or Blake Richardson who can be very technical and not being over the place at the same time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snGxAUBMZHY&playnext=1&videos=y15f-tcPmdw&feature=recentf

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