No vote from me. I just like Dream Theater.
That's not what I read. The band had toured a lot and Portnoy wanted to take an extended break, 6 months to a year, then return to record a new record. The band didn't want to do that, they wanted to go in a record another record immediately.I like Portnoy more, as a musician. As a band mate, I’ll take Mangini.
Portnoy basically tried to talk the other guys into semi retirement. They said no, he freaked out and quit. And then wanted back. Who needs that?
Maybe. I read that as “ I’ve got plans to go play with others. What? You thought we were continuing. I guess you’ll be without an income for a year.”That's not what I read. The band had toured a lot and Portnoy wanted to take an extended break, 6 months to a year, then return to record a new record. The band didn't want to do that, they wanted to go in a record another record immediately.
Portnoy was voted out by the band, the band found another drummer and Portnoy asked to come back, which was declined because MM had already quit his teaching job, thus the wheels were in place for him to be the new drummer.
With Steve VaiI loved Mangini's drumming on Extreme's Waiting For the Punchline and I loved seeing him live playing with Steve Vai (I don't think he recorded anything with Vai though).
I'm not sure how I missed this band. I guess I wasn't digging some of Portnoy's other projects, so I didn't bother to see everything he was doing. Anyway, Flying Colors sounds great, and I'm going to check out everything they've done so far. Thanks for posting them here.That album and their first are great and they're recording a new one I believe.