LOL...well, here's some more of the scoop, this part seems to ignore that nugget mentioned earlier in favor of a slightly more respectful slant:

Mike and the band agree that can’t be him. Why? Long before there was an Avenged Sevenfold, there were members of this band who looked up to Mike and, in Jimmy’s case, learned a lot from watching Mike play. He is a brilliant writer, producer and, of course, drummer. Because of that, the world and we would always see it as Avenged Sevenfold with Mike Portnoy.

<a href="http://www.metalinsider.net/were-keeping-the-band-together/avenged-sevenfold-releases-statement-regarding-future">http://www.metalinsider.net/were-keeping-the-band-together/avenged-sevenfold-releases-statement-regarding-future</a>

So, the drama continues. If you read here <a href="http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=151044">http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=151044</a> there is some dirt going on with an oversea festival in Australia (Soundwave festival) and fur flying regarding that show.