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JORDAN RUDESS Says 'It Was Brave' Of MIKE PORTNOY To See Current DREAM THEATER Lineup Perform In Concert

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy attended the group's concert on March 4 at Beacon Theatre in New York City. It was the first time Portnoy witnessed his former bandmates perform live since his exit from the iconic progressive metal outfit more than 11 years ago. According to DREAM THEATER fans...
May 26, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is 'Open' To Working With MIKE PORTNOY Again: 'Anything Is Possible'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie, who recently said that it was "great" to be back on good terms with the band's former drummer Mike Portnoy, was asked in a new interview with Scott Penfold of Loaded Radio if there is any chance of the two musicians working together again. He responded (as transcri...
May 19, 2022
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JORDAN RUDESS Says It Was 'Probably Cool' For MIKE PORTNOY To See Current DREAM THEATER Lineup Perform

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy attended the group's concert on March 4 at Beacon Theatre in New York City. It was the first time Portnoy witnessed his former bandmates perform live since his exit from the iconic progressive metal outfit more than 11 years ago. According to DREAM THEATER fans...
April 25, 2022
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K.K. DOWNING: 'MOTÖRHEAD Were Responsible For The Creation Of Thrash And Speed Metal'

In a new interview with Rhys Bowler, former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the advent of thrash metal in the early 1980s and the impact that it had on the evolution of PRIEST's sound. "Other than heavy metal, I think thrash metal, obviously because around about the time in the '70s...
April 23, 2022
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JEFF WATERS Says Touring Will Be ANNIHILATOR's Focus: 'With 17 Records And 175 Songs, I Think I've Done My Time'

By David E. Gehlke Having relocated to the United Kingdom from his native Ottawa, Canada in 2018, ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters effectively went to where all the action is for his band. ANNIHILATOR has been a European tour and festival mainstay since the 1990s, with Waters's brand of off-beat, tec...
April 20, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says 'It's Great' To Be Talking To MIKE PORTNOY Again: We 'Carried Around Negativity Far Too Long'

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy attended the group's concert on March 4 at Beacon Theatre in New York City. It was the first time Portnoy witnessed his former bandmates perform live since his exit from the iconic progressive metal outfit more than 11 years ago. According to DREAM THEATER fans...
April 17, 2022
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MIKE PORTNOY Congratulates DREAM THEATER On GRAMMY Win

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has congratulated his former bandmates on their first-ever Grammy Award. DREAM THEATER was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which was held last night (Sunday, April 3) a...
April 4, 2022
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MIKE PORTNOY Attends DREAM THEATER Concert In New York City, Gets Shoutout From JAMES LABRIE

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy attended the group's concert last night (Friday, March 4) at Beacon Theatre in New York City. It was the first time Portnoy witnessed his former bandmates perform live since his exit from the iconic progressive metal outfit more than 11 years ago. According to D...
March 5, 2022
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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Looks Back On His COVID-19 Battle: 'It Took Me Six Months To Get My Lungs Back'

ANNIHILATOR leader Jeff Waters has once again opened up about his battle with COVID-19, saying that it took him six months to "get [his] lungs back." The 56-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who moved to the United Kingdom from his native Canada back in 2018, discussed his recent health issues in a new i...
February 20, 2022
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ANNIHILATOR Shares Video For 'Couple Suicide' Feat. ANGELA GOSSOW And DANKO JONES

earMUSIC has released the latest single from ANNIHILATOR's upcoming "Metal II" album, "Couple Suicide", featuring Danko Jones and Angela Gossow (ex-ARCH ENEMY). "Metal II", which arrives February 18, kicks off earMUSIC's long-term ANNIHILATOR catalog campaign, which will include special configuratio...
February 17, 2022
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Metal II

At best, familiarity breeds indifference, which may be why ANNIHILATOR remain such a perennially underrated force for metallic good. Guitarist and founder Jeff Waters has made a virtue of sticking to his own, ferociously focused script, and while the Canadians have traversed plenty of diverse territ...
February 15, 2022
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MIKE PORTNOY: Why 1980s Was A Better Decade For Heavy Metal Than 1990s

In a recent Cameo video requested by Sobre La Dosis, former DREAM THEATER and current THE WINERY DOGS drummer Mike Portnoy was asked to name his favorite decade for heavy metal: the 1980s or the 1990s. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, for metal, I would have to say the '80s,...
February 14, 2022
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JEFF WATERS To Step Down As ANNIHILATOR Vocalist; STU BLOCK Tapped For Future Live Shows

Seven years after re-assuming the vocalist role after the departure of Dave Padden, ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters will return to focusing on his original position as the band's lead guitarist. Current INTO ETERNITY and former ICED EARTH vocalist Stu Block will take over vocals for at least some of...
January 27, 2022
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ANNIHILATOR Shares Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'Romeo Delight' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMUSIC has released the latest single from ANNIHILATOR's upcoming "Metal II" album, a cover of VAN HALEN's "Romeo Delight". "Metal II", which arrives February 18, kicks off earMUSIC's long-term ANNIHILATOR catalog campaign, which will include special configurations, additional bonus material, excl...
January 14, 2022
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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Says It Took Him More Than Six Months To Get Over COVID-19: 'I Got It Really Bad'

ANNIHILATOR leader Jeff Waters has opened up about his battle with COVID-19, saying that was left "terrified" and feared for his life for more than half a year. The 55-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who moved to the United Kingdom from his native Canada back in 2018, discussed his recent health issues...
December 27, 2021