Mike Portnoy

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP THE WINERY DOGS, 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!

Chris Lesso

Modus Factor, Life Through Rhythm Clinics

Richie Flores

Richie Flores Quintet

Jason Ganberg

Dorothy, Deep Dark Blue

Matt Crowning

Amber Leigh

Chris Turner

Oceans Ate Alaska

 

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