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Avenged Sevenfold Comments On Mike Portnoy Joining Them On Tour

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Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recently announced he would be joining Avenged Sevenfold on their upcoming tour dates to sit in for the band's recently deceased drummer James Sullivan. Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance has now checked in with the following comments about the touring arrangement:

"After being so kind and caring to help us in the studio, the rumors are in fact true and Mike Portnoy will indeed be helping us on the upcoming Uproar tour later this year. We hope to see you all out on the road. We are very grateful to Mike for dedicating his time and talent to help us get back on the road so we can be where we need to be the most which is with our fans. Much Love and Respect."

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1. SlipKnotSuperHonky writes:

1st

# May 6, 2010 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. eraserhead writes:

They need to find a full time drummer.

# May 6, 2010 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. METAL213 writes:

While I still don't care for A7X, I respect Mike a whole lot for not only recording the album with them, but now helping them play live. Mike Portnoy = class act all the way

# May 6, 2010 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Trendkill91 writes:

Seems like a really cool , down to earth sort of bloke.
Good one him.

# May 7, 2010 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. EsotericSurgery writes:

#3, my thoughts exactly man. don't care for this band but I don't think less of Portnoy for being a nice person and helping out fellow musicians who lost one of their brothers. It's called compassion, people need to show a bit more :p

# May 7, 2010 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

This is strike 2. They didn't replace their drummer to record and now they're taking to the road with the same hired gun. Barring Portnoy joining A7X (I laugh a big belly laugh at that thought) this is a last chance ditch effort to dodge their unavoidable demise. I for one will be glad to see them go. Thier music makes "suck" look talented. Thank you Rev for doing your part in cleaning up the scene pool. Death to A7X and long live metal!!! \m/\m/

# May 7, 2010 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Another good take via ES.....

# May 7, 2010 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Demise writes:

wonder how much there paying him

# May 7, 2010 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalTERUS writes:

#9

# May 8, 2010 @ 9:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. yeah writes:

you do realize that he is not getting a break from touring or the studio. When they are going to be on tour is Portnoys time of the year to be with his family so he is making a HUGE sacrifice. a7x and a7x fans should be grateful to have such a great drummer to accompany them until they find a permanent drummer. GJ portnoy!

# May 8, 2010 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Demise writes:

^ I'm more inclined to believe they payed him an assload for promotional reasons

# May 8, 2010 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. HELL YEAH writes:

#10 I will speak for A7X FANS we r most grateful to have a GRATE DRUMMER "MIKE PORTNOY" to be drummin with A7X. they r gonna rock n burn our skulls with the music/drumming A7X/MIKE P. will show us in the up coming tour... thank u mike portnoy..

# May 9, 2010 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. big boy writes:

fuk a7x and dream theater the both suk. combining them will onl y make them suk mor

# May 10, 2010 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. n0thinghead writes:

i can't wait for them to die out.

# May 10, 2010 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

well sucks for u cus they r just gonna get better. A7X WILL NOT DIE OUT IN YOUR TIME OR ANY TIME SOON...!!

# May 10, 2010 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Trendkill91 writes:

With a name like Vengeance cries forever , you seem like a little cryerbaby. grow up homeslice

# May 11, 2010 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Blindgreed1 writes:

I repeat: Thier music makes "suck" look talented. Thank you Rev for doing your part in cleaning up the scene pool. Death to A7X and long live metal!!! \m/\m/

# May 11, 2010 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. hellrat writes:

jesus....another one???

what the hell is up with all these 'twitters' from this hack charade??

or would they be tweets?

tweets from fvcking twits....fitting

# May 11, 2010 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 12, 2010 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Josh7X writes:

They're all just jealous cause Mike Portnoy doesn't even know who their favorite band is. Haha.
SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD.SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD,SEVENFOLD!

# May 12, 2010 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Trendkill91 writes:

Well don't both of you look like idiots.

Just only if they didn't sell out they would have been a better band.
It's not the worst music , But compared to the old stuff it sounds like junk.
The Rev was a far better backup singer then the fag they have now.

# May 12, 2010 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. big boy writes:

a7x sukkks a$$ protnoys ahomo

# May 13, 2010 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Blindgreed1 writes:

How cute... They have their own little queer bonding chant. LMAO!!!

# May 13, 2010 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Josh7X writes:

lol. what a douche

# May 13, 2010 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

i cant wait to see/hear mike portnoy in concert with A7X..

# May 13, 2010 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Josh7X writes:

I know me too. I just can't wait to see A7X again. Best show ever! F*CK THE HATERS.

# May 13, 2010 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

no matter what, there will always be haters bro. everyone has there own opinion about things.

# May 13, 2010 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Josh7X writes:

Yep and thats fine. some people just take it too far. like people on this site

# May 13, 2010 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Blindgreed1 writes:

Why don't you two get a room?

# May 13, 2010 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Josh7X writes:

aww so sad. you don't like when people agree with sh*t you don't agree with. too bad.

# May 13, 2010 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

No, I don't have an issue with gay love at all Josh. I just feel like you two should have some "alone time" so that you can fully "explore" eachother. lol.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Josh7X writes:

Dude I'm engaged. So nuff of the gay sh*t. That's just gross. I'm not gay like your hero Halford.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. EsotericSurgery writes:

#26, LMAO so pyro technics, sh**ty music, and faggy haircuts/makeup makes a good show? I saw A7X when I went to see Atreyu, and the only part of the show I didn't hate was when Brandon from Bleeding Through (don't get me wrong, those guys are douchebags too) came on and did the vox for Pantera's walk. Even then, after the song was over I thought to myself..."How can these cheesed!cks actually muster up the balls to cover a Pantera song at a mallcore show??" lol

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Josh7X writes:

It may be sh*t to you, but it isn't to me. And your opinion doesn't mean sh*t to me either. they're more talented than any band out right now.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. IrishMetal writes:

#32 - Heh, fair enough not liking being called gay (lets not go into that), but there's no need to diss people who are. And Halford is a fvcking Metal God, so slagging him could garner a fair bit of dislike for you than yourself merely defending A7x

You may not care, but meh.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. IrishMetal writes:

Oh, and more talented than any other band right now?

-.- herp derp, a7x is teh bestest evar!!1!1

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Josh7X writes:

lol. hella knew that was coming. but yes A7X is the greatest ever!

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Blindgreed1 writes:

Halford has more talent in his gay little pinkey finger then A7X has in their whole band.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

HALFORD SUCKS BALLS....

# May 13, 2010 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Probably... Were you going somewhere with that or was it a tourettes thing?

# May 13, 2010 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

u cant deny he is not that good...^^

# May 13, 2010 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Blindgreed1 writes:

VENGEANCEcries4REVer: Halford? LMAO! You're saying Halford isn't a good singer? Is that what you're trying to say? Please say yes...

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Trendkill91 writes:

BLINDGREED^ haha.
Explore each other haha.
There is nothing these little queer fags can say to top that.
Fell the burn woooo. haha

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

he shouldn't have his METAL GOD name stripped .... M. SHADOWS should have the name METAL GOD..!!!

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Trendkill91 writes:

^ nah dude.
more like Metal Poser God!

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

trendkill91: y dont u just suck him off already..lol ha

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Blindgreed1 writes:

VENGEANCEcries4REVer: And there it is... ROTFLMFAO!!! Any cred you someday aspired to have on this site was just crushed like a maggot on the floor. You're done here kid.

Hey TK! You like that one huh? I had a couple of really good ones today. lol.

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Trendkill91 writes:

Vengeance - Maybe if I was into d!ck sucking.
I don't do what you do, which is follow sh**ty trends and suck d!ick .

Blindgreed - Yeah bro, funny as hell haha.

Put these motherlickers in the dirt!, they don't belong here.

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

WE DONT BELONG HERE..? LOL HELLO THIS IS A TREAD FOR A7X FANS NOT FVCK HEADS LIKE YOU ALL HATERS..!! YOU DONT BELONG HERE...!!!!

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

MIKE PORTNOY IS GONNA ROCK N BLOW SKULLS WITH HIS DRUMMING..!!! A7X IS THE GREATEST BAND... PERIOD!!!

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Blindgreed1 writes:

VENGEANCEcries4REVer: Once again... You fail. We're members. You're a poser. This is our website, now move along little black sheep.

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Trendkill91 writes:

@ Vengeance ,
Yeah it's thread........about Avenged Sevenfold.
And we are all expressing how we dislike the band.

For you , I don't mind if you print off pictures of all their faces and glue them to your pillows so you have comfort at night.
What ever floats your boat poser.
On ya bike now mate and fvck off!

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

N WHAT IF I DECIDE TO JOIN N BE A MEMBER...?

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

hi im trendkill91 n i come from a land down under..lol go catch a kangroo fag

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Trendkill91 writes:

Try and catch a kangaroo?
Yeah I come from a land down under,
can't you hear, Can't you hear the thunder?
haha

I happened to like the country I live and what ever you say to me can't affend me at all haha.

You try and catch a kangaroo and see what'd happen.
Knock you straight on your batty fag boy.
Typical douchebag, Insulting the place I come from.
haha

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

what the fvck is batty..?? lol funny Australian

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Trendkill91 writes:

^ Its another word for your huge a$$hole.

Size of a dinner plate i've heard?

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Blindgreed1 writes:

TK: How can you NOT like your country? The women there are some of the prettiest i've ever seen. Add to that the beautiful countryside and pristine oceans full of sea life... Whats not to love? You're a lucky fvcker.

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

i guess your right blindgreed1 thats is one of the places on my list to see before i pass...

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

awww lol i got a big batty..lmao thats funny ..lol seriously is that a real word..?

# May 13, 2010 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. Trendkill91 writes:

BG- Yeah dude,
It's definatley an interesting place to live.
I get over to the U.S and check out a few bands and stuff.

Looking at planing a holiday sometime soon. maybe christmas time ehh.
Your from the U.S ehh BG?
Anything you could suggest I should check out?

# May 13, 2010 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

talk to yal later guys i got to go help my brother with his bronco..

# May 13, 2010 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. kallah writes:

A7X the most talented band out there?

Man, it's one thing to be a fan, but it's another thing to be a complete f*cktard about it.

Bands like Dream Theater, Rhapsody (of fire) and Opeth can play around in circles on A7X when it comes to talent. And sound better too.

# May 14, 2010 @ 5:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. Blindgreed1 writes:

TK: Depends on what you're into. We've got a little bit of everything for everybody, so depending on what kind of things you want to see I can point you in the right direction.

# May 14, 2010 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. Josh7X writes:

Ya and dream theatre are like twice a7x's age.

# May 14, 2010 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. SlipKnotSuperHonky writes:

gay7x fans lol. haha. lol kk lol

# May 14, 2010 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. Josh7X writes:

^^ Says the Slipknot fan. haha fag

# May 14, 2010 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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68. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

hold it down josh... hold it down brother ..
hey bro what do u think portnoys stage name gonna be?

# May 14, 2010 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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69. Trendkill91 writes:

BG1: I love the history of the presidential assassinations and the conspiracy that follows it.
Not to wish anything against your president.

The music scene and the music conventions.

Big fan of Pantera and would love to see some Dimebag memorabilia and even visit his grave and share a blacktooth or two.
I don't know man, just a fan of alot of music and the history that's gone on within the U.S.

Your woman are fine as hell ,as well man!
Cheers bro!

# May 15, 2010 @ 4:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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70. Josh7X writes:

vengeance- I don't think he should have one. He's Mike Portnoy, that's good enough to me. Mike "The Dream" Portnoy haha. Like Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon

# May 15, 2010 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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71. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

LOL yeah thats tight.. i think there gonna give him a name just for the fun of it tho.

# May 15, 2010 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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72. SlipKnotSuperHonky writes:

just because slipknot is in my username doesn't mean i like the band. perhaps if you'd stop drinking so much c** then you'd realize that

# May 17, 2010 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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73. Josh7X writes:

This new song is f***ing amazing!

# May 17, 2010 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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74. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

whats the web site to hear the song josh...???

# May 17, 2010 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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75. VENGEANCEcries4REVer writes:

DUDE THIS SOUNDS BAD AS$..!!! LOL

# May 17, 2010 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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76. Josh7X writes:

A7X has it on their everything now. Their myspace,website, and youtube pages. Tomorrow Syn and Shadows are going to be on Sirius Xm Octane at Noon.

# May 18, 2010 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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77. n0thinghead writes:

i randomly saw synyster gates's dad last night. he's a comedian w/ a guitar. he's on tour w/ jeff dunham (the puppet guy). he was pretty funny and good on the guitar too. of course, jeff dunham rocked tho. i just thought to myself, "how ironic. the dad's in comedy and his son's in a joke" lol

# May 20, 2010 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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78. Blindgreed1 writes:

n0thing: Haner used to be a session musician. I know he did some work for Frank Zappa back in the day. So yeah, being a session musician, the guy can shred.

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