Blistering.com recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy where he talks about touring with Avenged Sevenfold. Check it out below:
Blistering.com: Obviously, the Avenged Sevenfold gig. How do you plan on approaching this one?
Portnoy: They’re a great bunch of guys, I’m excited to tour with them, proud to be on their album. I’m just looking forward to playing with them some more. They’re awesome guys and are going through a very traumatic, emotional experience right now. I’m glad I can be there for them on a musical and personal level.
Blistering.com: It must be nice for you to play stuff that’s not so involved, right?
Portnoy: It’s definitely going to be a relief to just play drums and not have control over anything else. I don’t know if I’d ever want to relinquish control over my band full-time, but to do it with Avenged Sevenfold will be a nice change-of-pace and I’m looking forward to just playing drums.