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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mike Portnoy: Shattered Fortress ‘Is Not a New Band or Project, It Is an Event’

Mike Portnoy will play under the moniker Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress at the PowerProg USA Festival, but says that's not a new band, but rather an event.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mike Portnoy Invites Dream Theater Members to Join Him Onstage at Birthday Bash

Mike Portnoy will be performing Dream Theater's '12-Step Suite' for his 50th birthday and invited his former bandmates to join him onstage.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mike Portnoy to Perform Dream Theater’s ’12-Step Suite’ for First Time for 50th Birthday Bash

Legendary drummer Mike Portnoy will be performing Dream Theater's '12-Step Suite' live for the first time ever as part of his 50th birthday celebration.

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Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs / Adrenaline Mob / Dream Theater)
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Mike Portnoy Plans 50th Birthday Career-Spanning All-Star Set on 2017 ‘Cruise to the Edge’

Mike Portnoy will be turning 50 in 2017 and his big plans to celebrate with a career-spanning set with an all-star cast of musicians on Cruise to the Edge.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Mike Portnoy Doesn’t Consider Himself To Be a Great Drummer

Mike Portnoy has received a wealth of accolades over the years praising his drumming, but he doesn't even consider himself to be a great drummer.

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Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs / Adrenaline Mob / Dream Theater)
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Mike Portnoy on Major Reason He Left Dream Theater + Why He Respects Lars Ulrich

Drummer Mike Portnoy discusses why he left Dream Theater and also comments on a big lesson learned from Metallica's Lars Ulrich.

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Loudwire
Loudwire

Mike Portnoy on Playing With Twisted Sister + Honoring A.J. Pero [Exclusive Video]

During Mike Portnoy's visit to our studios, the legendary drummer talked with us about performing with Twisted Sister and honoring the band's late drummer A.J. Pero.

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Loudwire

Win the Hello Kitty Drum Kit That Mike Portnoy Played in Our Viral Video!

Enter our contest for a chance to win the very Hello Kitty drum kit that Mike Portnoy played in our viral video!

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YouTube: Trenton Berry
YouTube: Trenton Berry

Mike Portnoy Plays a ‘Hello Kitty’ Drum Kit Live in Concert

Mike Portnoy just loves the Hello Kitty drum kits!

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Ethan Miller / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Mike Portnoy Defends Lars Ulrich’s Drumming

Mike Portnoy has gone on record to say that not only is Ulrich talented, but his drumming is "invaluable."

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