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Has Mike Portnoy been reading Dose of Metal?

According to Blabbermouth, Mike Portnoy spoke to AOL’s Noisecreep earlier this week about his life since he left Dream Theater, the legendary band he co-founded and led for 25 years.

“The thing that breaks my heart,” stated Portnoy, “is that some of the fans rely more on what’s reported about me than what I’m actually saying at the moment. I see all these sensational headlines on certain web sites that misrepresent what I’m doing, and there are fans that react to that without knowing the real truth. I always try to offer sincere, heartfelt explanations through social media sites, and sometimes that gets lost.

Certain websites have sensational headlines that misinterpret what bands and musicians are doing? Well at least Dose of Metal have never been guilty of that *chuckle* Cough.


The Adrenaline Mob Rules

Innovative title right there. I’m a awesome, right? Anyways, Adrenaline Mob, the new band featuring ex Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and a mob (haha) of other “well known” musicians (Russell Allen of Symphony X, Mike Orlando of Sonic Stump and Rich Ward of Stuck Mojo and Fozzy), have released a cover of Black Sabbath‘s classic track ‘The Mob Rules’.

The cover sucks. Don’t believe me, listen to it below.

Guitarist Orlando was recently interviewed by MetalSymphony.com , and you can read an excerpt of this interview below.

“This band is not in the vein of Symphony X or Dream Theater. It’s more along the lines of, say, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Disturbed, Black Label Society, Shinedown

Source: Blabbermouth

Rob Zombie? Shinedown? Distubed? Godsmack? Oh ok, that explains why the cover’s shit then.


Tuesday Trivia: The longest Metal songs ever

So it’s that time again, it’s the weekly feature, Tuesday Trivia, which, erm, we haven’t actually done in a couple of weeks now. Apologies about that, but we are all regular guys, with day jobs, and we’ve all been super busy recently (did I just say super busy? Ugh never mind). But what do you care? I know, I need to stop babbling.

So what’s this week’s Tuesday Trivia on? Well, Metal as a general rule, is an ambitious genre and bands are always trying to out do eachother. Metal also doesn’t confine itself to “rules” and if they want to write a song that’s longer than the average length (which is 3:30 for those interested), then they’ll damn well do it. So, with that in mind, this week’s Trivia is about the longest Metal tracks.

Make the jump for the longest article ever (just kidding, it’s not that long).


Happy Dream Theater

So last week we were nice enough to tell you how happy Mark Hunter, of Chimaira, is, and this week we’re nice enough to tell you that Dream Theater are also happy. At least according to Blabbermouth. In fact, apparently they’re really happy.

Wow, isn’t that nice? Chimaira are happy, Dream Theater are happy, everyone is happy. Well, except me, since I have no blowjob, no girlfriend and I’m still living in my parent’s basement.

By now you’re probably wondering what the news story is, and the answer is, I actually don’t care. Apologies. I haven’t even read the news story, but here’s my guess: The band are super happy without Mike and recording of the new album is going great. Am I right?


Mike is the drummer for Dream Theater after all

As expected, Dream Theater have chosen Mike to be their drummer. Except it’s not Portnoy, it’s the other one. Mangina or whatever his last name is. Here’s what he had to say of the situation:

“It means so much to me, I almost felt like crying a couple of times. [Laughs] I didn’t know what to do.”

Well, I know what I’d do: count my lucky stars, and start thinking of that beach house I always wanted to spend my retirement in.

To remind you, Mike Mangini was one of the seven drummers who were chosen to audition for the role. The entire list:

Aquiles Priester (age 39) (Angra, Paul Di’Anno)
Peter Wildoer (age 36) (Darkane)
Marco Minnemann (age 40) (Kreator, Necrophagist, Ephel Duath, Joe Satriani)
Virgil Donati (age 52) (Planet X, Seven the Hardway)
Derek Roddy (age 38) (Hate Eternal, Nile, Today is the Day)
Mike Mangini (age 48) (Steve Vai, Extreme, Annihilator)
Thomas Lang (age 43) (John Wetton, Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes)

Rumor has it Lars Ulrich was supposed to audition as well, but the other guys insisted it wouldn’t be fair, so they bribed some film producers to keep him busy instead.

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