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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
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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says He Has No Relationship With MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie says that he hasn't spoken to the band's original drummer Mike Portnoy in more than a decade. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER 36 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He has since been replaced by Mike Mangin...
November 18, 2021
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ANNIHILATOR Shares New Version Of 'Downright Dominate' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMusic has announced a remarkable reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. "Metal II" kicks off this extensive catalog campaign that will give you special editions, bonus material, exclusive and previously unreleased tunes. And "Metal II" is only the first taste, ahead of a huge...
November 12, 2021
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ANNIHILATOR Taps Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO, Former ICED EARTH Singer STU BLOCK For 'Metal II' Album

earMusic has announced a remarkable reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. "Metal II" kicks off this extensive catalog campaign that will give you special editions, bonus material, exclusive and previously unreleased tunes. And "Metal II" is only the first taste, ahead of a huge...
November 10, 2021
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Really Nostalgic' Recording New Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

A little over a year ago, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" featured guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE...
September 6, 2021
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DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI Discusses His Drumming Technique And Teaching Philosophy (Video)

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini recently joined Vater drumsticks to talk a bit about his background, his successful methods that are used in his books, DVD and teaching philosophy to help musicians improve all aspects of their playing and more. The one-hour chat, which was hosted by Dom Famularo,...
February 27, 2021