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Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« on: September 09, 2010, 04:11:47 am »
Yep, that's true. Man himself released open letter for the fans at Facebook and probably at Twitter too. It was 25 years with the band and now there are only two members from original line-up (Myung & Petrucci). Band is going to continue with new drummer, but I bet it isn't easy a job to find someone as skilled drummer as Portnoy was.

Here, read whole letter from Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-portnoy/mike-portnoy-leaves-dream-theater/137362372974878


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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 11:20:44 am »
I honestly don't give a shit. I like a lot of music and different bands, but Dream Theater is one of those bands I really hate. The band members all think they're making this brilliant, progressive and unique music, ooooh we're so skilled. Christ, makes me puke.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 04:18:55 pm »
They ARE skilled. You may not like their music, but atleast show some respect, dude.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 03:44:15 pm »
Show some respect?  :o It's not like someone died. The guy left Dream Theater to pursue something different.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 04:52:38 pm »
The band members all think they're making this brilliant, progressive and unique music, ooooh we're so skilled. Christ, makes me puke.

That sounds quite disrespectful to me, and no matter if someone died or not, there's always a point to being polite. It makes the world a better place for everyone.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 05:05:12 pm »
I don't get it. I don't like the band, the music, the people. I think it's terrible. What's disrespectful about that? Apart from that, I agree being polite makes the world a better place for everyone.  ::)

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 12:55:29 am »
He will be missed.

No one asked you to comment, WilllemNL, just like no one asked me to call you an idiot: You're an idiot.
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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 01:09:09 am »
He will be missed.

No one asked you to comment, WilllemNL, just like no one asked me to call you an idiot: You're an idiot.

Nobody asked me to keep things like that in ch.. no, wait, the band asked me to keep things like that in check. Be polite, please.
Oi, is this when I get a huge sig-image, start whining about "moar sid" and make nonsensical arguments to no good?

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 03:13:46 am »
He isn't dead. At least yet. Maybe he'll come up with something better than DT. Shorter, maybe.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 11:29:46 am »
He will be missed.

No one asked you to comment, WilllemNL, just like no one asked me to call you an idiot: You're an idiot.

You're serious? Hahaha. Here we are on a forum and you make a fuss about me expressing my opinion. Guess we just think differently about Mike Portnoy, or maybe even more, the band Dream Theater.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 11:45:15 am »
make a fuss about me expressing my opinion
As it seems you're still not getting this in the least sense, i suggest you stop trying and drop it..

By the way have looksee over here : http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php/topic,4889.0.html

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 07:49:56 pm »
Then I have to say I really don't get it. Honestly. I don't think I'm offensive to anyone. I haven't called anyone something bad. I've been around here for quite some time, enjoying myself, having a laugh with the people aboard. And now I say I really don't like Dream Theater and don't care about Mike leaving (I don't care about the band at all), and I'm doing wrong?
I don't want to stir a hornet's nest either, so from now I'll stay out of this topic. But I just wanted to let you know I don't understand why I'm doing anything wrong in your opinion.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 08:19:49 pm »
Then I have to say I really don't get it. Honestly. I don't think I'm offensive to anyone. I haven't called anyone something bad. I've been around here for quite some time, enjoying myself, having a laugh with the people aboard. And now I say I really don't like Dream Theater and don't care about Mike leaving (I don't care about the band at all), and I'm doing wrong?
I don't want to stir a hornet's nest either, so from now I'll stay out of this topic. But I just wanted to let you know I don't understand why I'm doing anything wrong in your opinion.

..that's why I didn't tell you off, but rather lexx.
Oi, is this when I get a huge sig-image, start whining about "moar sid" and make nonsensical arguments to no good?

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 09:23:01 pm »
Yup, just to restate what the rules say: you can express your opinion whatever it is, you can even hate MaSu or use funny dead pope pictures as your avatar, as long as you are polite and don't flame.

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Re: Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 12:37:03 am »
Allright. Didn't meant to flame.