- Born in the late 60's, Chesy hails from a Welsh mining village with a long name and was pretty glad when he got the Hell out of there. He got into Rock/Metal in about 1980, thanks to a TISWAS related incident (Rainbow video for All Night Long) and thankfully has never looked back. Chesy often sang solo in the school choir, but thanks to a puberty related incident his voice is now completely bolloxed, although in his own head Paul thinks he sounds like a blend of Coverdale and Dio (R.I.P). He was brought up on the classics - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Whitesnake and loved melodic rock and the Hair Bands of the 80's. (Nowadays, he has progressed a little and prefers a more technical and/or progressive metal - Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation, Spock's Beard. He hates Black and Death Metal (can't stand the grunting) but for some unknown reason loves the magnificent Opeth! He wont stop this blog until his beloved FM finally play the likes of the NEC as a headlining act!!!
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Dream Theater Drummer Update - Part 1 (aka American 'Drum' Idol)
Today sees the start of an epic journey with DREAM THEATER. Part one of an intimate look at the band's search for a replacement for their infamous stixmen Mike Portnoy has launched today. Head on over to hear from the band how the news of Mike's departure was broken to the band and the start of the process to find someone who not only has the technical ability to play the Dream Theater back catalogue but who also has right chemistry with the remaining members.