I think "Octavarium" was their last good album. I'm good with whomever they pick, as long as he, (or she ;-P), doesn't spit on stage. I've seen DT numerous times, and I always thought that was disgusting when Portnoy would do that.
He didn't mention names of who the players are he working with. The comment is so vague, plus the line "time to go home" just makes me wonder."Last but not least, I have put together a full-out prog-metal band. Yes, I said prog… Time to get back to this world, time to go home. At present we are putting together songs. Sort of like playing a drum solo from start to finish. A lot of playing but also great vocals and big hooks. Sort of fun not worrying about having the vocals start 20 seconds in. More to come shortly."
Marco Minnemann would be perfect for the job.
I've seen him play everything from drum 'n bass, Led Zeppelin and The Police-covers, big band, extreme metal, extreme fusion. You name it!
He's a monster and he would fit right in. Maybe a little younger age-wise.
He also knows all the tricks, spins and stickings to wow the audience.Oh yeah I forgot Marco played with Necrophagist. Not hugely metal? I lied.
I think the only thing about him would be his age? Otherwise he'd fit the bill perfectly and could easily handle all the funny time signature/polyrhythms. He has a fairly sizeable kit too.