New Mike Portnoy project

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New Mike Portnoy project

Post by The unknown one » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:46 am

the first of many new things in 2011.

Neal Morse
Steve Morse
Dave LaRue
Mike Portnoy
Casey McPherson

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by BBBBBBBBBB » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:47 am

he'll probably be leaving it soon.

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by J.S. Bach » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:48 pm

:lol: :lol:

What if Mike Portnoy stops being an asshole and starts learning my compositions for the french tambourine? That will suit him as well a drum stick in his not-so-shaved parts :)

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by NeonVomit » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:01 am

I was actually listening to the first Kyrie of your Mass in B Minor on the walk back home from the library, and it's pretty awesome. What were you on when you composed it?
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by ggonza43 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:16 am

The unknown one wrote:the first of many new things in 2011.

Neal Morse
Steve Morse
Dave LaRue
Mike Portnoy
Casey McPherson
It's finally official? I've read that info weeks ago, but wasn't sure if it was going to actually happen
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by Ludwig Van Beethoven » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:56 am

NeonVomit wrote:I was actually listening to the first Kyrie of your Mass in B Minor

More like a mass of shit.

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by J.S. Bach » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:06 am

Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:I was actually listening to the first Kyrie of your Mass in B Minor

More like a mass of shit.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by Ludwig Van Beethoven » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:09 am

J.S. Bach wrote:
Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:I was actually listening to the first Kyrie of your Mass in B Minor

More like a mass of shit.

-Ludwig
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh, can you hear how I laugh? OH yes, you can't! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by J.S. Bach » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:17 am

Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote:
J.S. Bach wrote:
Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:I was actually listening to the first Kyrie of your Mass in B Minor

More like a mass of shit.

-Ludwig
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh, can you hear how I laugh? OH yes, you can't! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Careful with that sharp wit. You're liable to poke your eye out with it, then die from complications after surgery. :)
OH! I do have a sharp thing to poke my eyes with. Did you know I had 20 children? :lol: Sharp as all hell :lol:

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by ggonza43 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:47 pm

Bach and Beethoven arguing with each other? Am I on something :??
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:04 am

ggonza43 wrote:Bach and Beethoven arguing with each other? Am I on something :??
You are on...line. :)

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AAAAAAAAAA wrote:You are on...line. :)
*Insert joke drums here*
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by Mormegil » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:26 pm

The unknown one wrote: Steve Morse
I just might be interested.
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by Rebel » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:21 pm

Isn't Morse busy doing the neverending tour with Deep Purple?

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Post by ggonza43 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:24 pm

Rebel wrote:Isn't Morse busy doing the neverending tour with Deep Purple?
After that, I assume he's gonna start this project, but who knows? Nothing is official yet :?
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Post by robocop656 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:22 am

Steve Morse is the man. That is all. :) :) :) :)

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by hiro23 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:07 am

I agree, Steve Morse is an awesome guitarist
metal feeds the beast

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by Arnold Layne » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:25 am

He should call the album "The Morse Code". Jajaja!

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Post by ggonza43 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:52 pm

Still no news about this?
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by adrian9 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:05 am

ggonza43 wrote:Still no news about this?
yeah, sounds very prog already. steve morse is a fucking genious.
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Post by ggonza43 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:30 am

Undoubtfully :)
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by hiro23 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:19 am

I just hope that Deep purple comes out with an album, Haven't heard anything since they did "Rapture of the Deep"
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by robocop656 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:52 am

Would you do a striptease for me cam to cam over yahoo messenger?

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robocop656 wrote:Would you do a striptease for me cam to cam over yahoo messenger?
I would...but you would have to give me a pancake first :?
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by ggonza43 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:43 pm

hiro23 wrote:I just hope that Deep purple comes out with an album, Haven't heard anything since they did "Rapture of the Deep"
Maybe they're busy composing new music for this project? Who knows :)?
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by RazielSR » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:39 pm

Hello,

First of all, my apologies for not posting much of anything about this project until now. I have been really busy with getting the studio ready for this extravaganza and now the project itself. Enough excuses...

Well, it is now Day 8 of project that I am calling MMPLM (our initials) for short. As I write Steve is fixing his parts and a really cool shreddy bit in a song that sounds a bit like Muse meets Yngwie. Really cool and different for me. We have now recorded 11 songs of varying styles and lengths; from rockin' short songs to beautiful slow songs to proggy longer pieces.

I read that many of you are wondering about Casey. Wow. What a talent. His voice is so expressive and ....well, just beautiful and filled with emotion. He is also one of the best songwriters I've ever worked with, and plays really cool stuff as well.

It's been an amazing week...what a great bunch of guys! It's been fun and exhilarating musically and personally.

We all hope you enjoy this recording as much as we are enjoying making it.

May you be blessed,

Neal


Day #8

As the session began, we determined that as we only have 2 more day together, we should write one more song and then spend the rest of time reviewing everything and making any last changes needed...

We dive into what becomes the 11th and final song...a real barn-burner that is a true Steve Morse/Dave LaRue/Mike Portnoy shred-fest (Neal and Casey were pushing us to write something like this, and as the saying goes: "Be careful what you wish for"!)

Musically it's very Yngwie meets LTE but with a Muse-ish harmonic and melodic edge....I think this song is the last remaining "missing ingredient" to an album that is a very well balanced musical meal!

We then begin the process of listening down to all the songs one at a time and addressing any last changes we'd like to make to the arrangements, chord progressions, instrument orchestrations, vocal melodies, etc.

Tonight and tomorrow will have us finishing up this last stage with the songwriting and arranging, doing a photo session and some video interviews, kicking around band names and then wrapping up our time together....

I will then spend the rest of the week doing my proper drum tracks before leaving for NAMM on Friday morning....and as there wont be much to report with my drum tracking, this will be my last studio report....

It's been an amazing experience with amazing guys and amazing musicians....I cannot wait to see how the album continues to develop over the coming weeks and months and hopefully we will have more info for you all soon concerning its release.

Thanks for reading...and thanks for supporting me in all my musical (ad)ventures! You guys are my REAL fans and I know you are behind me and my decisions and that means the world to me...I will continue to raise the bar and work my ass off for you all!

Carpe Diem,
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by RazielSR » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:27 am

Hey Mike see if you 'get' this one for a band name for the new project:

Martin Lane

Think about it...a ton of your music has been created around this name and this new chapter in your life post DT (for now) is where I truly think one of the best records you will ever do is being written.
Plus it has a British sort of ambience to it like Pink Floyd's name. Even kind of Beatle-ish (Abbey Lane).
Also its a name that could be prog....could be rock...could be alternative...could cover any type of music you do really.

I know I know...i'm wasting my time posting band name ideas...if i was in your shoes why would I want to let a fan name a project i'm working on...surely a band name idea will pop up during your writing sessions with those guys and when ever in the history of bands has a musician let a fan suggest anything and they use it? Prolly fucking never!!! and yes its prolly cuz the ideas always sucked hahaha!!!
Martin Lane sounds good to me but then again i'm biased cuz I came up with it...but then again I didn't come up with it...it's been right at the end of the driveway the whole time! I just happened to remember it cuz of all the good times I had there and the good time that's being had there right now!!!

Peace man...thanks for the updates and even bothering to post them...\m/


Actually, I LOVE this idea!!!
I will run it by the guys and see what they think....


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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

Post by ggonza43 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:43 am

Have I misunderstood what I've just read?! Did they said "Similar to Muse" and "With a Muse-ish influence"? This projects is officially inexistent to me :err: :shud:
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Re: New Mike Portnoy project

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