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Drum fight: Mike Portnoy vs. Billy Rymer (Dillinger Escape Plan)

6/28/2012 6:02:52 AM PT   comments [26]

Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recently faced off with Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rymer for Drum Fight IX. Watch the two do "battle" below:



Now tell us what you think.




Comments
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 7:16:42 AM
get your blue goatee out of here gay
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 8:26:10 AM
Billy Rymer is actually playing beats and rhythms. Portnoy just seems to be performing throwaway drum solos.
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 8:28:36 AM
Billy's drum solo had a few cool parts, Portnoy's performance was a disappointment - too bad he started "playing along" with Billy in his second solo. The coolest thing of this video was to see how limited two well-respected drummers are when playing solo on a "regular" drumkit. Makes me feel good about my own drumming skills.
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 8:34:50 AM
Mike Portnoy is by far the best drummer in the world, all you people who voted for Billy Rymer are retarded
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 9:02:52 AM
You don't hand the Cup to Brodeur just because he was once the best goalie in the world.
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 9:27:47 AM
Hahahah dying at the first comment
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 9:33:35 AM
dying at the first comment
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 10:27:44 AM
Billy Rhymer destroys Portnoy. Anyone who thinks otherwise is in denial... in addition to being a total gay.
ineedsalt   posted 6/28/2012 10:39:42 AM
only room for one nerd to win a lifetime subscription to modern drummer mag. portnoy is looking like dimebag, except people care about dimebag
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 3:18:09 PM
portnoy's a sage. end of story. fck sages.
fuckthisband   posted 6/28/2012 3:42:53 PM
the difference between progressive rock and progressive metal
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 4:12:57 PM
Portnoy is talented, but boring. Rymer is actually memorable. Why did Portnoy start playing along at the end? He was making it too busy (though I liked the double bass at that one point).
anonymous   posted 6/28/2012 6:02:46 PM
My parents pugs could do a better job on the kit than Mike Portnoy. Anyone who thinks Mike Portnoy is a good drummer is a literal TURD.
anonymous   posted 6/30/2012 6:20:56 AM
So visibly awkward for Portnoy. Dude got smoked.
anonymous   posted 7/1/2012 3:06:22 AM
Kenneth Schalk is the real beast.
anonymous   posted 7/1/2012 1:59:11 PM
billy rymer vs lars ulrich . comedy central special.
anonymous   posted 7/1/2012 3:13:49 PM
agreed on Schalk

Portnoy is the most supreme of overhyped hacks.
anonymous   posted 7/2/2012 4:16:22 PM
Rymer was playing an old Dream Theater track. Thats why Portnoy started playing along. Cool to pay homage to a great old school drummer. Rymer def stands out in the evolution of musicianship. Portnoy must have felt old after this.
anonymous   posted 7/2/2012 8:55:28 PM
if any of you truly think this kid is better than portnoy, you know nothing about the drumset and music...he can play no doubt, but he is not a better drummer than mike portnoy. this is a fact.
anonymous   posted 7/3/2012 12:54:06 PM
Thinking that portnoy is better after watching that makes you a dipshit..kill yourself
anonymous   posted 7/5/2012 5:09:25 AM
Even Portnoy knows he got his ass kicked
anonymous   posted 7/5/2012 9:10:29 PM
Yeah fck off anonymous.
grape_scented   posted 7/12/2012 5:59:05 AM
obviously not watching this, but dep's drummer is called "Billy Rymer" now. where the fck is the real drummer?
thelovesausage   posted 11/13/2012 3:18:59 PM
Phil Rudd would kill all these fools.

Wait...
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anonymous   posted 7/20/2013 1:57:07 PM
portnoy is looking a little less than competitive.
destroyed