Mike Portnoy - Schedules Live Shows With Beatles Cover Band

Time for your weekly update on Mike Portnoy! In only a matter of months the legendary musician went from ex-Dream Theater drummer to ex-Avenged Sevenfold drummer to drummer in a, err, Beatles cover band, called Yellow Matter Custard. Srsly!

After having had such a fun experience the first time around in 2003, Mike Portnoy, Paul Gilbert (Paul Gilbert, Racer X) and Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock's Beard) are reuniting once again to pay tribute to their greatest influence of all: The Beatles!

Due to a scheduling conflict (and further fueling the "Paul is dead" rumours), original YMC bassist Matt Bissonette is unable to join the band this time, but Yellow Matter Custard is pleased to announce the addition of Utopia legend Kasim Sulton who will surely be an amazing addition to the line-up.

The setlist for these shows will be ALL NEW without any repeats from the 2003 shows.

Yellow Matter Custard - Three Nights Across America 2011:

Fri Feb 25th - Long Beach, CA - Art Theater of Long Beach
Sun Feb 27th - Chicago, IL - (tba)
Mon Feb 28th - New York City, NY - BB King's

In other news, Mike Portnoy is still busy recording a new album for his as-yet-unnamed project featuring Steve Morse (Deep Purple, ex-Kansas), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock's Beard), Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Endochine). An overview of studio reports can be found at this location.

Source: mikeportnoy.com
Band profile: Dream Theater
Event: Yellow Matter Custard: Three Nights Across America 2011
Posted: 11.01.2011 by Thryce

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12.01.2011 - 08:42
A bit of a waste of talent if you ask me xD
12.01.2011 - 16:58
Dudeist Priest'
Lot of crazy posts here. The Beatles are badass, Dudes, get with the program!

I'd love to see this shit!
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
13.01.2011 - 01:01
Written by Captain Obvious on 11.01.2011 at 16:15

Mike Portnoy is quickly becoming the Brett Favre of the metal world...

I'm in Minnesota so I *LOVE* this comment!
Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
13.01.2011 - 06:52
This band existed with Mike Portnoy in 2003, so the concept of Mike Portnoy being in a Beatles tribute band isn't new. While Portnoy is a great drummer, I have caught on to the amount of attention he's received after leaving Dream Theater, and that is an area of concern.
13.01.2011 - 22:28
The Shape 1973
Members needed for new band The Publicity Whores,

Mike Portnoy, drums
Timo Tolkki, guitars

Like minded egomaniacs needed to create music that is bound to disappoint.
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13.01.2011 - 22:32
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Written by The Shape 1973 on 13.01.2011 at 22:28

Members need for new band The Publicity Whores,

Mike Portnoy, drums
Timo Tolkki, guitars

Like minded egomaniacs needed to create music that is bound to disappoint.

Publicity whores, eh?
Add Axl Rose, vocals
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16.01.2011 - 04:25
Of course, since it is an obvious fact that Mike is only in for the money it is flat out impossible that he could be doing something just because he actually likes it, whether it gets him admiration and money or not.

Ya right, he only wants fame and money and that's why he leaves that irrelevant band - what was their name again? - and pursues a project that's going to get him loads of screaming fangirls. Freaking sellout!

The comments on here are approaching Blabbermouth levels of genius.

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