Monday, October 19, 2015

Mike Portnoy talks about Avenged Sevenfold's The Rev


Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed by Noize In The Attic and talked about Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero, who died earlier this year, and The Rev. You can read some excerpts below.

Portnoy said: "I had a similar scenario when I filled in with Avenged Sevenfold, coming in with a drummer that had passed away and honouring and respecting what laid before me. As sad as it is to say, this is actually my second time filling in for a deceased drummer and I kind of know how to handle the situation.

"At the same time I want to be me. To pay respect to AJ and The Rev, but I also want to be me, but be me very respectfully. Normally my stage presence is very acrobatic and trying to steal the spotlight. But I know when to pull it back and what hat to wear. With Twisted, I had to be very respectful and serve a purpose."