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Drummer Mike Portnoy on Rejoining Dream Theater: ‘I Would Do It in a Heartbeat’

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Mike Portnoy Facebook

Dream Theater experienced a drastic shift in 2010 when drummer Mike Portnoy announced his departure from the legendary band. Portnoy's plan was to take a temporary break from Dream Theater, but the group chose to cut all ties with their longtime drummer. Despite the drama, Portnoy has just revealed that he would rejoin Dream Theater "in a heartbeat."

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Mike Portnoy Leaving Adrenaline Mob

Mike Portnoy
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Mike Portnoy recently announced that after four scheduled shows in Latin America later this month, he’ll be leaving Adrenaline Mob. In a message posted to his fanbase on his Facebook page, the drummer cites scheduling conflicts as his pri

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Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Portnoy Launches Celebrity Cymbal Fundraising Raffle

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy is stepping up to help one of his dearest friends in a time of need and he's got a number of his rock and roll peers to help out as well. The 'Mike Portnoy Celebrity Cymbal Fundraising Raffle' will raise funds for Portnoy's friend, who had his life changed forever when a fall left him paralyzed from the chest down.

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Mike Portnoy Tosses Parts of Drumkit + Raps During Mini Meltdown in Manila

Mike Portnoy
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

There are instrument-breaking, expletive-hurling onstage meltdowns, and then there's something a whole lot less bombastic but no less entertaining that drummer Mike Portnoy pulled off during a set in Manila, Philippines, when he became upset with the equipment setup mid-performance.

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Matt Sorum Responds to Mike Portnoy’s ‘November Rain’ Criticism

Matt Sorum
John Shearer, Getty Images

Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy (formerly of Dream Theater) has never been shy in expressing his opinion, and a few days ago he tweeted a criticism of Matt Sorum's drum work in the Guns N' Roses song 'November Rain' off the album 'Use Your Illusion I.'

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Kerry King + Mike Portnoy Added to All-Star Lineup for Marshall Amps 50th Anniversary Gig

Kerry King / Mike Portnoy
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Facebook: Mike Portnoy

The mammoth rock 'n' roll celebration to pay tribute to Marshall Amps' 50th anniversary and the life of late mastermind Jim Marshall, has just gotten a little bigger. Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has been added to the mix, along with Free founding member Andy Fraser and Slayer guitar god Kerry King.

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Sebastian Bach, Steven Adler, Mike Portnoy + More Highlight John Bonham Tribute Show

John Bonham
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Late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham remains one of the most respected and saluted skin beaters in rock 'n' roll history, and after last year's 'Bonzo: The Groove Remains the Same' tribute shows, there will be another Bonham-related event this year.

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Mike Portnoy: ‘I Ate, Breathed and S–t Dream Theater 24/7 for 25 years’

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Mike Portnoy Facebook

Former Dream Theater stick-man Mike Portnoy recently gave fans an inside look into his quarter-century career with the band and how, despite his exit, he is more than okay with being referred to as "Mike from Dream Theater."

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Adrenaline Mob Reveal Video for ‘Undaunted’

Mike Portnoy
Adam Bettcher, Getty Images

Since his 2010 departure from manning the sticks for Dream Theater, drummer Mike Portnoy has dedicated his time to the new project Adrenaline Mob. The band have just released a video for 'Undaunted,' the first single off their upcoming debut album, 'Omertá.'

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Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold Speaks Out on Mike Portnoy + Dream Theater Drama

Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold
Mary Ouellette / SheWillShootYou.com

In an interview with Nikki Blakk of California radio station 107.7 The Bone, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance talked about unwillingly being caught up in some of the drama between their former touring sticksman Mike Portnoy and his former band Dream Theater.

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