All we need is a Mike Portnoy solo album
We, the undersigned, believe it is high time Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, PSMS, ex-Dream Theater) recorded a solo album.
He has proven time and time again that he can sing and sing well. Whatever the reason why this has not yet happened, it can hardly be bigger than the hurdles he has already overcome.
Even if you don't know who he is, you should still sign! If you love what Ringo Starr has done during and after The Beatles, you will definitely like what Mike Portnoy can do. Just search YouTube, or better still, see him live with Transatlantic. Don't be a plonker all your life!
Here's a list I, the initiator, have come up with, of songs Mike Portnoy would not even necessarily have to re-record:
Conquistador (Transatlantic version)
Fool in my heart (Flying Colors)
Crazy Horses (w/ Neal Morse)
Best of Times (Dream Theater)
Repentance (Flying Colors version)
Indiscipline (Transatlantic version)
Money (Is Pure Evil) - BigElf
Medley: Take The Time (Dream Theater) / "Growl" / You Never Give Me Your Money (Beatles) / Shine (Transatlantic).
So that's talent and material tackled. Money, despite being evil, is also needn't be an issue. Many of us would contribute to get an exclusive Portnoy perk through pledgemusic.com or a similar crowdfunding site.
Mike, this is to record that lots of people support you and your work, and that we want more, specifically more of your output.
The blog post I announced this petition in is here: http://t.co/PLixpYK1Wj and you can tweet me @sengeezer .