Mike Portnoy recently spoke with Rhythm magazine about his future with Avenged Sevenfold and his take on how the fans have welcomed him with open arms. You can check the full thing out here.
There’s been a fantastic reaction to you from Avenged’s fans.
“The reaction to me by their fans has been absolutely 1,000% positive and supportive. It’s amazing. At first I was concerned because their fans are passionate and they were going to be protective of The Rev’s position in the band, but they’ve been so unbelievably passionate and supportive of me. It’s been a great help to me and to the four other guys. Maybe the fact that I’m an established drummer and I was one of The Rev’s favourites has helped everybody accept the situation better than some new kid being thrown into the band.”
Thanks Deen for sending this in.