Mike Portnoy

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, TRANSATLANTIC      

Biography

BORN IN:
Long Beach, NY

LIVES IN:
Lehigh Valley, PA

DRUMMING SINCE:
The day I was born!

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT:
Adrenaline Mob, Transatlantic

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Keith Moon, John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Neil Peart, Terry Bozzio, The Beatles & Frank Zappa

FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
All Dream Theater, All Transatlantic, All Neal Morse

FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Tommy", The Who; "The Wall", Pink Floyd; All Beatles albums (especially "Rubber Soul"); "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", Elton John; "Spilt Milk", Jellyfish; "Mr. Bungle", Mr. Bungle

CAREER HIGHLIGHT(S):
Induction into Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2004. Playing Radio City Music Hall on April 1, 2006. Playing Madison Square Garden on July 12, 2010.

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
My Max Stax and Max Splashes, of course!

Eddie Montalvo

Ruben Blades,the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, Fania All Stars, Tito Rodriguez Jr. Orcchestra, Lou Caputo Jazz Orchestra

Jean "Boomer" Grenier

Bottoms Up

Eduardo Yepes

Rock Story Band, Sessions

Benny Horowitz

The Gaslight Anthem, Bottomfeeder, Spiro Agnew

Bertram Engel

Peter Maffay, Udo Lindenberg