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Mike Portnoy

COUNTRY:  United States

GROUP:  THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, TRANSATLANTIC

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!

Mike Portnoy’s News

Mike Portnoy – In Studio With Avenged Sevenfold

Mike Portnoy is in the studio with Avenged Sevenfold stepping in for our departed friend Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan. The band posted this s

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Namm 2009

The greatest show on earth? Hmmm, if you’re a musician, the four days of NAMM might just be that, because the show delivers the shivers for any

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SABIAN Artists “set To Stun” At Frankfurt Musik Messe 2011

With one of the most exciting endorser rosters in the industry, it’s little wonder that a SABIAN artists’ autograph session is a major e

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