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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Portnoy's done with Avenged Sevenfold, also this parrot is awesome

Nice Dethklok shirt!
So, it looks like former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Avenged Sevenfold are going their separate ways at the end of this year, as it was decided in the beginning of their touring schedule. 

Portnoy posted this message on his facebook page today:

Yes, the rumours are true...sadly my time with Avenged Sevenfold has come to an end...

The band has decided to carry on into 2011 without me...I had a great time with them throughout 2010, but it was their choice to end the relationship at the end of 2010 as was always the initial plan....

I had an awesome time on stage with the guys every night and have so many cool memories from the experience with them...I am proud to always be part of the A7X family and history.
I also adore the A7X fans and totally appreciate the way they welcomed me aboard and were so loving and supportive during my time with the band...thank you!
As far as my future, I am excited by the endless musical possibilities that lie ahead of love for music runs very deep and my taste is very broad and ecclectic which will give me the chance to explore many different things and collaborate with many great friends and artists I admire and respect...
Happy Holidaze to you all and c-ya in the New Year,

Where will he go next?  It's tough to tell.  It sounds as if he's going to be branching out away from rock and metal, perhaps.  He spoke a bit about his "very broad and eclectic" musical tastes, so we'll see where he ends up.  

In other news, check out this parrot singing Drowning Pool's "Bodies."  If you don't lol, well, something's probably wrong with you and you should see your physician for lacking the ability to find joy in parrots screaming "FLOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRR!!"

1 comment:

  1. My prediction (updated):
    I still think he will be back in D.T. in three years, but now I think he'll try to get a solo project going within this time span.

    On a less serious note, his t-shirt rules.