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The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
The article namedrops a couple of the tracks. "Fall into the Light", "Paralyzed", "At Wit's End" and "Barstool Warrior".
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
In the song ''At Wit's End'' the band talks about how they can't come up with any new material and consider becoming a caberet act.
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
Some of those sound like working titles. Like how Shaman’s Trance eventually became Bridges In the Sky.
 

Saapanael

A Citizen of the Republic of Geniuses
I will go see them abroad if they play SFAM in Europe.
Yup, must-see..

The article namedrops a couple of the tracks. "Fall into the Light", "Paralyzed", "At Wit's End" and "Barstool Warrior".
Barstool Warrior doesn’t sound like a DT title, does it?
I think with their live history they will look to play every song live apart from The Best of Times.
Why does Petrucci’s most grandiose solo have to be in a song they won’t play live? Maybe someday with a guest appearance from Portnoy.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
I have low expectations for Barstool Warrior. I'll keep them low along the lines of Weekend Warrior.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
Portnoy's become so accustomed to changing bands every other year, he would probably be bored staying in 1 band.
Agreed. DT becoming stale was the reason Portnoy left in the first place, and even though he attempted to come back afterwards, I bet his run as an all over the place musician solidifed his initial sentiment. He figured out a way to play his old DT songs live with the whole Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress thing, too.
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
MP is just as stale as DT though, if not more. He goes into the studio for a week, bangs out his typical drum parts, and then moves on to the next thing. Even if the musical styles of the projects are radically different (and they’re really not), his playing style is pretty much the same throughout. Everything he’s done in the last few years seems super phoned in.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
I agree, and that's why none of his projects interest me, but playing with different musicians all the time surely makes a difference for him.
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
I think that’s really it. He very much seems like a quantity over quality guy. He might not have put out very many memorable records since leaving DT, but his resume is really impressive as far as who he’s worked with.
 
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