Tag Archives: Flying Colors

Metal By Numbers 9/30: Ace Frehley flies up the charts

Posted by on September 30, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I already made an “Aces High” pun the last time Ace Frehley put out an album, so the title took me a minute to come up with. Sixteen debuts is pretty hefty but […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/30: Alter Bridge walk to the top

Posted by on October 30, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Halloween is tomorrow, so it’s only natural that Christmas music is showing up on the charts. Luckily, one of those albums comes from the one and only Rob Halford, so that should make […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/8: The Return Trip

Posted by on October 8, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Was last week’s list of debuts not robust enough for you? Then perhaps you’ll find this week more to your liking because Christ on a bicycle, do we have numbers for you. Doom metal […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 30th – Patterns of Evil

Posted by on September 30, 2014

To say that this is a huge release week is practically an insult. We are so jam-packed with amazing new metal records that I barely even know where to begin! Crossing over all genres and representing more countries than I care to count, there is a ton of material to cover, and all of it […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/4: Meshuggah, Overkill Defy Slumps In Huge Week For Debuts

Posted by on April 4, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Ok, so technically Shinedown, The Used and The Mars Volta have the top hard rock debuts (while someone named Madonna topping the charts). However, out of the 20 metal/hard rock debuts this week, 11 […]

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Mike Portnoy: “I Was Interested In Exploring Things That Don’t Sound Like Dream Theater”

Posted by on March 28, 2012

As the most recognizable face of Dream Theater, Mike Portnoy was synonymous with the band for a quarter century. When he left, many wondered what he would do to pass the time. He quickly answered that by playing with Avenged Sevenfold for an album (Nightmare) and tour before leaving them as well. As to what […]

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Fates Warning To Play With Mike Portnoy In Brazil

Posted by on February 3, 2012

If you’ve been following Mike Portnoy since his departure from Dream Theater, then you know he’s been keeping himself pretty damn busy. In addition to playing in his own groups like Adrenaline Mob and Flying Colors (plus numerous other projects still in the works), Portnoy has done the occasional fill in gig for bands in […]

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John Sykes Comments On Past Collaboration With Mike Portnoy, While Richie Kotzen Comments On Rumors

Posted by on January 30, 2012

By now, you know that Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Sykes are no longer working together on the project they first revealed this past Summer. While we’ve heard from the former Dream Theater drummer since, the former Thin Lizzy/ Whitesnake guitarist has kept quiet. In an update on his official website yesterday, though, Sykes finally […]

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Are Mike Portnoy And Billy Sheehan Working With Richie Kotzen?

Posted by on January 25, 2012

Yesterday, fans were disappointed when Mike Portnoy confirmed he was no longer working with former Whitesnake/ Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes. However, the former Dream Theater drummer also revealed that not only was the “secret” bassist none other than Mr. Big’s Billy Sheehan, but that the two had already started working with another singer/ guitarist. And […]

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Mike Portnoy No Longer Working With Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake Guitarist

Posted by on January 24, 2012

Looks like former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy is down one less project. Despite announcing the project on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show last Summer (which actually aired in October), it has been revealed that Portnoy is no longer working on a project with guitarist John Sykes (of Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, and Blue Murder fame). […]

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