Originally Posted by Bo Eder
If Portnoy is the talent he is, then as they say, the cream always rises to the top. If he fades away like Dave did (and many other drummers too) it's just part of the entertainer's life, I guess. Good luck to him.
From the clip I've seen there'd be plenty of bands who'd be happy to have him. The hard part is always finding the right match. Like marriages, most bands have a shelf life - some longer than others. As you say, dealing with relationships - with all their exciting starts and painful separations - is just part of being a muso, no matter what level.
MP will be free to get out there and jam around now ... not such a bad fate.