The good men and women over at LoudWire have just done the world an incredible service. They have combined the world’s most notorious Adorable-Yet-Insane mascot with the intensity of Metal. They have somehow convinced Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy — one of the most rockerish rockers ever to sit on a drum throne — to alight upon a pink and baby blue drum set made up of a single cymbal, a kick drum and some poorly tuned toms.
They have given us this [there’s some language in there. You’ve been warned]:
We started the video just after his incredible griping about the quality of the kit — “Dave Lombardo never would’ve played this s**t,” — and just before Portnoy played that s**t like he was Dave Lombardo. We’re running out to buy every Hello Kitty instrument we can get our hands on.
Our rock band will be the most adorably hardcore ensemble in musical history.