Re: Mike Portnoy
I love Dream Theater. Every single one of the musicians is incredible. John Petrucci has one of the best guitar tones I've ever heard, not to mention his SICK riffs and solos (Under a Glass Moon anyone?). John Myung is an incredible bass player who plays exactly what is needed for each piece. Jordan Rudess adds another dimension to the sound of the music with his virtuosic keyboard playing. Last but not least, Mike gives his purely aggressive playing style to the sound of the music and gives it that extra punch!
I don't see why anyone could ever say Dream Theater isn't a good band. Cheesey? Maybe. But hey, who really listens to James LaBrie anyway? LOL!