Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mike Portnoy to honor "The Rev" memory and fill-in on drums for Avenged Sevenfold

a7x news link

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 23:57

* General news

I want our fans to know that with Jimmy in our hearts, our journey to record has officially began. Jimmy helped leave this world an amazing gift and now it's our job to make sure to deliver that gift to our fans. We asked Jimmy's all time favorite drummer Mike Portnoy to record on behalf of him. Mike said it would be an honor and without question that’s what Jim would have wanted. Its comforting to us that someone like Mike, who is undoubtedly revered as one of the best drummers in the world, held such respect and adoration for the Rev's abilities. Even though it will never be the same without our brother by our side, his essence lives in our hearts and through the music he helped create. He was a legend before any of the success or any of that bullshit and we are fucking excited to lay this down for our fans, and especially for Jimmy.
-Avenged Sevenfold

pretty refreshing to see mostly positive or indifferent comments on many forums and blogs.

Personally, I'm all for this. It seems Mike does a lot of his best work, at least in the last decade, outside of Dream Theater. Druming included (John Arch, the 1st OSI album, TA).

Plus it probably won't take a lot for this A7X album to be better than their last s/t one.

Guess when more info is announced, AllMediaReviews will be 1 of among your billions of other, messengers with or without opinions.

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