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MIKE PORTNOY Schedules European Meet-And-Greet Tour

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has announced the following 2011 European meet-and-greet tour dates: April 10 - Adams Drumworld - CC Het Loo, Tessenderlo April 11 - Ottava - Roma, Italy April 12 - Cherubini - Roma, Italy April 13 - Musik Produktiv Schweiz AG - Niederlenz AG, Switzerland April 14 - Thomann - ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks Current Projects, Future Plans (Video)

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy recently spoke to Remo percussion about his current projects and future plans. Check out the footage in two parts below. Just days after it was announced that he'd been dismissed as the touring drummer for AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Portnoy revealed that he tried to rejoin DREAM THEATER, and was rebuffed. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: DREAM THEATER Members Are Refusing To Answer My E-Mails And Calls

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy says that he "can't see any upcoming releases" from Ytsejam Records, the label imprint which his former band has been using for years to release official bootlegs of live recordings ("Ytsejam" is "Majesty" spelled backwards; MAJESTY was DREAM THEATER's original band name). Portnoy, who oversaw the creative side of Ytsejam's ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Cutting Drums For Project With SYMPHONY X Singer

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has begun laying down tracks on the debut album from the new project featuring SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen and guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP). Portnoy states, "This stuff is SLAMMIN'!" Although the project was initially supposed to go under the name UNDAUNTED (with an official

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MIKE PORTNOY Working On New Project With SYMPHONY X Singer

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy revealed in a new Twitter message that he is currently working on a new project with SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen. He writes, "VERY excited about a new project I'm working on [with] one my [favorite] singers in the world: my bro, Sir Russell Allen." He adds, "Wait 'till ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's Project With STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE, DAVE LARUE: First Photo Released

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC), guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS), multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV, ENDOCHINE) have joined forces in a brand new project. The as-yet-unnamed band recently entered the studio to begin work on a new album, due later ...

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NEAL MORSE Talks To 'Iron City Rocks' About New Project Featuring MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE

The latest installment of the "Iron City Rocks" podcast (web site) features a brand new interview with multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK'S BEARD) about his new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC), guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV, ENDOCHINE). ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's Project With STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE, DAVE LARUE: Studio Reports Available

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC), guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS), multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV, ENDOCHINE) have joined forces in a brand new project. The as-yet-unnamed band recently entered the studio to begin work on a new album, due later ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE, DAVE LARUE Join Forces In New Project

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC), guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS), multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV, ENDOCHINE) have joined forces in a brand new project. The as-yet-unnamed band has just entered the studio to begin work on a new album, due ...

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DREAM THEATER 'Incredibly Excited' About New Drummer

Guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER has issued the following update: "Hey, everyone. Wanted to quickly let you all know what's been happening lately. "I know that the big question is 'Who is the new DREAM THEATER drummer?' I also realize that some people are getting frustrated waiting for the news. "Well, ...

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TRANSATLANTIC: 'Whirld Tour 2010' DVD/CD Detailed

Seven years after the announcement of their creative break, the original members of prog rock supergroup TRANSATLANTICRoine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS), Pete Trewavas (MARILLION), Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) and Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) — got together again and recorded a new studio album titled "The Whirlwind", which went on to be TRANSATLANTIC's best-selling ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: 'It Would Be A Tragedy If I Never Got To Be On Stage With DREAM THEATER Again'

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy discussed his departure from the band for the first time during an appearance on tonight's (Friday, September 10) edition of Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM. A BLABBERMOUTH.NET transcript of the chat follows below (only slightly edited for clarity). Q: Clearly you weren't ...

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Singer JAMES LABRIE: 'We Are More Than Pumped To Continue The Legacy Of DREAM THEATER'

Three of the remaining DREAM THEATER members — singer James LaBrie, guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess — have issued separate statements commenting further on the departure of drummer Mike Portnoy, the band's co-founder and leader for 25 years. James LaBrie: "Thought I would give you time to digest the news of Mike's departure. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Quits DREAM THEATER

Drummer Mike Portnoy of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER has released the following statement: "I am about to write something I never imagined I'd ever write. "After 25 years, I have decided to leave DREAM THEATER... the band I founded, led and truly loved for a quarter of a century. "To many people this will ...

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MIKE PORTNOY To Guest On Tonight's 'Caffeine Bomb'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, TRANSATLANTIC, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT) and comedian Don Jamieson (VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show") will appear together on this week's edition of "Caffeine Bomb". Make sure you tune in at 7:00 p.m. EDT tonight, August 23, to 91.7 FM WHUS in Eastern Connecticut, or stream live at WHUS.org. AVENGED ...

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MIKE PORTNOY To Tour With AVENGED SEVENFOLD Throughout 2010

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has confirmed that he will sit behind the kit for AVENGED SEVENFOLD for all of the band's upcoming tour dates through the end of 2010. Commented Portnoy in a statement: "After having had such an amazing experience recording my drum tracks for the new AVENGED SEVENFOLD album, we all knew ...

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