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Former Dream Theater Drummer Mike Portnoy Forms New Project With Spock's Beard And Deep Purple Members

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Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has announced that he has begun recording a new project along with Spock's Beard and Transatlantic member Neal Morse, Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse, Dixie Dregs bass player Dave LaRue and singer Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev and Endochine fame.

Speaking on the project, Portnoy stated: "It's a new year and time for new beginnings... (today) I start 2011 Project #1 (of many more to come): MP, Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue and Casey McPherson... the musical potential is off the charts! Very exciting indeed..."

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

hope it sounds good man, cuz it has to be worth dropping DT

NP: Nothing To No One - Dark Tranquillity

# Jan 3, 2011 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. macky3214 writes:

il give it a week and mike will leave to join linkin park on a temporary basis and then try to rejoin and wont be allowed

# Jan 3, 2011 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Arnvidr writes:

Sounds good. Maybe he'll have some more projects with tolerable vocalists now that he quit DT and got kicked out of that core band (was it Avenged Sevenfold?)

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 1:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. hellrat writes:

fvckin dipsh!t kook...what a fvckin pvssy!

anyone that speaks of themselves in the third person, while simultaneously listing themselves first out of a collective collaboration, while acting as the self appointed spokesman for the group, is WAY beyond pretentious

nope, ol Porkyboi is just a straight up self indulgent a$$hole

there's ten different drummers out there that kick that punk's sh!t right out from under him...then fly back around and smear it all over his bloated fvcking face!!

but they are not attention whores....so all the cheesed!cks around here will likely never discover them

ah, fvck it! who the fvck cares...the general decline is well at hand anyway....IDIOTS

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 3:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n0thinghead writes:

damn, he's like the grl in high skool that moves on quickly from any previous relationships, no matter how long it was. AKA my ex gf from high skool lmao

rat: sounds like u haven't puffed the magic dragon in a little while lol

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 9:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. btbamfav20 writes:

ya smoke one Rat haha. Remember mustain? Lars? Axel? they're all straight up self indulgent a$$holes. except Portnoy is way more talented than all the above lol
Yet removing urself from your true source of recognition was a terribly bad mistake, but he made his bed, now he has to sleep in it...

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# Jan 4, 2011 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. chick webb writes:

do metal, not this rock sh**, f***

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

dmnit n'head!!! no more crackin me up in the morning!!! this is at least the 10th time you've made me inhale my coffee and then explode it all over the damn place!!!!

Between20...i hate ALL those prima donna gapers ya listed as well!!!

but you guys are prolly right, i SHOULD spark down and at least TRY not be such a crotchety fvcker...aaaaggghh!!

now where the helll did i put that brain patch kit, hhmmmm??

:)

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

Smearing sh!t is an excellent idea. I approve of this HR. Carry on my friend. \m/\m/

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

damnit blind!! where the hell ya been???

bring back your heavy artillery brother.....i've been battling pretty much solo lately and its kinda lonesome up here at the top of this massive pile of wretched, snot nosed cheesed!cks i've had to singlehandedly slaughter while filling in as the Main D!ck around here :)

i've missed ya man! horns up, fvcker!!! \m/

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

I haven't seen any trolls around so I was just sitting around the house licking the cat's butt. Had I known we had game; i'd have been here flingin poo instead of getting banned from a Best Buy store here in town. lol.

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hellrat writes:

nah, nothin exciting...just hadn't seen ya fer awhile brother

say, the Best Buy ban wasn't followed by a chauffered ride down to the pokey was it???

so THAT's where ya been eh!!

seriously now...Richard, What Did You Do??? :)

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. OlafBerzerker writes:

Il fire one off to calm us all down abit, BG i thought you might have ended up in a Turkish prison, good to see you back \m/

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

No, just not allowed back in there anymore. Lets just say that they fvcked with BG's 12 year old daughter one too many times and it got ugly between me and the manager.

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. hellrat writes:

so that sorry dolt is now wearing boot prints all over his swollen head i reckon!!

to hell with em... fvck with the METAL offspring, ya get the BIG FVCKIN HORNS!! \m/ X \m/

yessir, ya done real good ;)

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

No, he called security when I got loud with him, so then I really got in his face (spittin and screaming) until security got there. Then he was shakin like a leaf and when he told me to never come back to his store again his voice cracked and me and the security guys laughed at him. I'm pretty sure he pinched a sizeable hole in his fruit of the looms. lol.

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. hellrat writes:

ha! sweet...fvckin crackly voice is the best :)

reminds me of a similar such 'exchange' i had with this idiot personal trainer type that tried to act tuff one day...

well, the tuff stuff was apparently draining out and soiling his panties about 3 seconds later when i flew up in his sh!t with teeth bared and claws out....man! that big brave lifter dude's lip start quivering like a dang jello pop, he's trying to back from the frothing hellrat, and he's stuttering out ''f-f-f*** you man, i'm n-not sc-sc-scared of you!'' with the crackling voice!

then, as he slinks back over to his meathead buddy, his boyfriend blurts out 'Man, that guy was totally gonna kick yer ass!! dude, what's up with your lip? it's all twitching and sh!t..."

it was fvckin classic :)

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

\m/\m/

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. twobntouch writes:

With Steve Morse, this band should rock! He's considered one of the best guitarists out there bar none. To combine that talent in one band, it has to be bad ass.

# Jan 4, 2011 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. n0thinghead writes:

LMAO!!! @ rat. i'm just glad that i no longer have to resort to illegal substances to be under the influence cuz finally, since my 21st bday last week, i can just buy alcohol now... legally that is, of course lol

just imagine it rat & BG... me... drunk... on my 21st bday... bobbing my head, "singing", and waving my hands... to rap music (idk y either)... my gf in the back seat behind me just shaking her head and facepalming (that's right! i just used it as a verb!)... in my friend's escalade.....

# Jan 5, 2011 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

Put your hands in the air and waive em around like you just don't care... Hey... Ho... Hey... Ho... Ain't no thang but a chicken wing my brothah. Ya'll be rollin hard in the pen!s shaped state yo.

# Jan 5, 2011 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. hellrat writes:

YO, YO, YO Happy Birthday N'Head,
makin me chuckle wif whatch U said,
sippin on a 40, rollin on dat chrome
rappin, cap snappin, and maybe puffin' on the bong?

word up, my Crackers!

# Jan 5, 2011 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Triforce writes:

Why is everybody b****ing this sounds like it has some potential.

# Jan 5, 2011 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Trendkill91 writes:

This guy does not stop making news.
If only he put his talent to music instead of being a news b!tch. Wouldn't the world be a happier place?

Sup hellrat!
Long time no speak man! Hows the metal dude?

# Jan 5, 2011 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. hellrat writes:

tabloid star! 'this guy' is a fvckin dork!

hell, good to see ya TK...thought we'd lost ya to the Great Southern Seas!

you holdin down the fort down in the mighty oz?

...in your honor my friend, i'm throwing it on...

NP---Living Through Me/Hell's Wrath---the fvcking GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL...Fvck Yeah!!!

# Jan 5, 2011 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Rance_Metal_Head writes:

To all the people complaining....shut up... lol sound like a bunch of girls, I'm pretty sure last time I checked it was his life, not yours...I'll follow mike wherever he may roam (song reference ftw?) because of his talent and because he'll always meet my expectations as a great drummer, one of the best in terms of progressive music (neil peart is still number one)

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. n0thinghead writes:

U R THE FVCKIN' sh** BG!!! ur my virtual metal uncle. making FAN my kuzin lol

naw rat. that night, there was NOTHING BUT alcohol in me. and the day before. and the day after. and... lmao

yo TK!! when's the perfect season to visit ur homeland?? been thinking about traveling to a few places. would u and/or wigs be able to show me around??

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. macky3214 writes:

DONT TELL ME!

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Guttersniper writes:

Nothinghead, I just turned 21 about a week ago as well... And now I'm broke, bars are expensive.
I'm excited about the group he got together, but too often I get dissapointed by these 'super' lineups so I'm not gonna have high expectations and hope I get proved wrong.

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. KickAssDuke writes:

What a totally obnoxious d*** sucking festival this post has become. Not that it's any surprise to me, I've seen it in almost every thread over 20 posts. You would think from reading hellrat's posts that Blindgreed spouts the word of God and sh**s ice cream. The news flash is that it has become boring and typical over the last few months. I still find a little joy in reading the utter bullsh** that pops up in these threads but to be totally honest, it's getting dull. Maybe it's me, maybe I have become jaded. Or maybe it's you all. Maybe you all have become super lame and passive. Hopefully this will stir the pot.

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

KAD: There hasn't been many trolls to bash this year. I'm glad you made it in here though. You still juggling hairy meatballs on your chin for a living?

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. hellrat writes:

Hallelujah Brotha Fathah Reverend Blind!! Tell it! Give up that Ice Cream Preacha Man!! Tell it like da Good Lord sez!!

boo fvckin hoo a$$ Dooker...gettin all mopey cause ya ain't no fwends eh??

i wonder if its your tediously inane and generally meaningless comments, along with your evident complete lack of any sense of humor, wit, or charm??

or maybe its just that silly merry go round of corny avatars you like to ugly up the place with?

who the fvck knows...sh!t, who the fvck cares?

theres prolly a good little buddy out there for ya somewheres Dooky Boy, ya just keep on layin er out there now :)

fvckin goon, ha!

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. KickAssDuke writes:

Now that's the spirit! Finally a break is the incessant line of testicle licking. Although, some of hellrat's grammar leaves something to be desired. But that may just be a product of your environment or your upbringing or possibly the failure of your local educational system. But all in all two great comeback posts. One thing I can assure you is that I am still here and I will continue to be here enlightening you all with my witty posts. "Juggling hairy meatballs"? No sir. "tedious, inane, and generally meaningless comments"? Maybe. But always honest and never following another poster praising each and every comment waiting for the smallest dookie pebble to fall on my cheek like hellrat. You are all welcome.

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. hellrat writes:

godamn, that was excruciating....Dooker, yer wordcraft is just abyssmal, though the might of your rhetoric is daunting indeed....grammar? my hillbilly upbringing and disadvantaged education? oh, and of course all that projected male crotch snuffling fantasy you're so fond of regurgitating over and over? fvckin BRUTAL :)

it IS true that you don't do much catching up with yer non-existant buds on here that ya ain't seen in while, but you have certainly been following ME around like a runt varmit, looking for your ill perceived opportunity to really 'put me in my place', that much is glaringly obvious... i suppose i should be flattered?

shoot Dookie, i admire yer new effort to try and be all cyber tough all the sudden (however mechanical and redundant), but it's disappointingly not much better than yer old mousey snatch style of 'requesting to respectfully disagree' every time i said something ya didn't like....THAT was pretty painful to watch, but it actually WAS honest at least ;)

but this latest big man drivel is just so contrived, its really quite pathetic....you just ain't got the skiils, son

say, what the hell are we all Welcome fer? you gettin hit by a truck? well sure! how selfless of ya Dook Boi ;)

# Jan 6, 2011 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. b.bristowe writes:

Enough posts already. Morse is cool. I hope this project is something new and tasteful.

# Jan 7, 2011 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. TheIronMan writes:

^No way, this sh** is interesting.

# Jan 7, 2011 @ 3:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. n0thinghead writes:

(english accent, NOT to offend oz) this is rather quite tasteful i might say.

guttersniper: niiiice. happy birthday bro!! i know man =\ fvckin' alcohol alone is pretty expensive. and i live here in south florida -____-

# Jan 7, 2011 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. KickAssDuke writes:

Well, what do we have here? An educated Southerner? Thats a lot like "Military Intelligence" (classic Dave, you crack me up). You my friend, are a credit to your breed. At least that explains all the "ya" and "yer" in every other sentence. My new effort at cyber toughness pales in comparison to you sir. You are truly head of the class, and you have done a wonderful job at "batting solo" keeping all us wretched cheesed***s in our place. The MU community thanks you. My only intention was to point out the monotony of all the placating that has infected this site. Mission accomplished. The "You are welcome" was for all the other posters who have thought the same thing I have but never said anything. I have been posting on this site for many years and I have seen a lot of people come and go. You are no different and when you are gone I will still be here.

# Jan 7, 2011 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Blindgreed1 writes:

KAD: HR isn't going anywhere. You may as well just get used to his style. I don't expect to see you around very often as you are usually more of a drive by aggrivation than a regular like HR. I do find the fact that you underestimated HR ammusing though. As usual you assumed a lot and it came back to bite you in the a$$. All in all a very interesting exchange though. Don't be such a stranger around here. Get in and get your hands dirty twink bait. ;-)

# Jan 7, 2011 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. KickAssDuke writes:

Truly underestimated HR, I think it was the lack of capitalization, punctuation, and southern slang in all his posts. Work has been a b**** the last few months so I don't get on here as much as I would like. Good point with the "drive by aggravation", but thats kind of my impression of metal music in general, or at least the "music that was meant to stay underground...". (props to DB)

# Jan 7, 2011 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. btbamfav20 writes:

post #20 - n0thinghead
WEED IS SUPERIOR TO ALCOMAHOL!
and happy b-day man, mines 9/11 so its WAY better-

NP: The Battle Of Borders' Break - Woe Of Tyrants

# Jan 7, 2011 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. hellrat writes:

ya, between20^ the sparks are definitely better than spirits anyway....but what about the nice, the lovely, the frosty and frothy brew? hard to beat an ice cold crisper any given evening....hell, beers are pretty much a dietary requirement round these parts! :)

Captain Dooker, o intrepid and righteous cybernaut--protector and defender of the poor and hapless Oppressed....bring me back up to speed eh?

being a rather thick and slow witted country bumpkin, i guess i kinda lost track of what WAS your valiant Expedition's purpose???

wait...ah yes! i remember now....Ha!

yeah, Mission accomplished indeed! ;)

goddamn...of all the goofy ba$tards, good grief :)

# Jan 7, 2011 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. coldiem writes:

That's a stellar line-up. Anyone who discounts Portnoy's credibility as a drummer obviously has no clue about drumming. I love Steve Morse's playing in Deep Purple and Dave LaRue has done some great live work with Satriani. I'm not too familiar with the other two but I'm sure the combination of the rest will be enough for me to enjoy it. I'm looking forward to hearing this.

# Jan 8, 2011 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. n0thinghead writes:

LMAO @ bam bam's #41 post

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