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    Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-port ... 2372974878

    Thoughts? I'm in utter shock, to be honest.

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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    gahhh this sucks!

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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    OOOOOOOHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    This is just terrible, man. I thought today was a good day.
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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    Wow, really unexpected. Especially after what he said in May earlier this year... Gotta say I'm pretty disappointed, but he's gotta do what he's gotta do I suppose.
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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    I can't believe this. He can't leave Dream Theater for Avenged Sevenfold, that's absolutely ridiculous. I've always admired Dream Theater's music and Mike's drumming, and I'm curious as to what will become of DT now..
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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    He hasn't left DT for A7X, he's just left DT.

    And DT said they are going to carry on without him.

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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    I posted this on MP's fanpage wall.

    Mike Portnoy. I respect your choice. I can't control your life, it sucks like hell, but you did what you needed, even though you may or may not regret it later, I shouldn't let your choice to change how such beautiful music touches me. Your music is uplifting, and you are a fantastic writer and the best drummer in the world. Where you go from here is up to you. I follow you every step of the way in my support.
    He's been touring so much, and he's been in that band for 25 years, he must have been young when he started. Now he's old and he most likely has children, children who are soon becoming teenagers and into adulthood. Let me tell you this, would you want to miss your child growing up? To not be there to support them? This sort of lifestyle is hell on the mind and the body, he needed a break from it all. He didn't want for it to be permanent but Dream Theater wanted to push forward. I have no idea how they'll find someone who can compare to his talent but they'll try, and maybe he'll come back eventually, who knows? I respect him wherever he goes.

    He has personally said that this decision is the hardest decision he has ever made, and he has made it. While I am upset about him leaving, he's a human being just like us, not a God, not an idol. Just a mere (talented) human being.

    Savor your anger. What Mike Portnoy & Dream Theater needs is support and understanding from fans, not for anyone to point a finger at anyone else because of this decision. Mike actually said he had been thinking about asking for a break about a year before this all happened. A year ago was about when Black Clouds & Silver Linings came out.

    Let's support them, yeah? The band altogether isn't broken up, and with Mike Portnoy splitting, he's been there since day one. It is sad to lose him, but it's been 25 years.

    Let's hope for the best, yeah?
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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    And I thought the lost of Kevin Moore was bad.

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    Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater

    Lol, he probably realized during his tour with Avenged Sevenfold that he can have sex with a bunch of slutty teenage girls instead of fat, greasy guys who want to talk about his gear.


 
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