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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.'
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.
We all have an awkward or fond Halloween memory, whether it was as an irresponsible child or an irresponsible adult. But when you're Rob Zombie or Mike Portnoy, things can get a little interesting. Check out what some musicians had to say about Oct. 31, below, via Musician Photo Journal.
On last night's 'That Metal Show,' ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and former Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake guitarist John Sykes both appeared and dropped a bombshell. The pair is currently working with a bassist on a new collaboration. After their individual interviews, they revealed their new partnership with Portnoy saying, "he's a guitar god," about why he gravitated towards Sykes. So far, Portnoy and Sykes have laid down some tracks, demoed material and admitted that while they "have a way to go," they are crafting "heavy rock."
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