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Photo courtesy of Paris Visone

Metal Masters 5 Thrills Fans and Legends Alike – Recap, Photo Gallery and Video

What do you get when members of Pantera, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament and a slew of other metal bands share the stage? Metal Masters 5!

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Adrenaline Mob Mike Portnoy
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Mike Portnoy Preps for Progressive Nation at Sea

World-class drummer Mike Portnoy has never been busier. Following a quarter century in Dream Theater, he has played in Avenged Sevenfold, formed the bands Adrenaline Mob and Flying Colors, and is currently rocking out with his new group the Winery Dogs and getting set to release a new album with his band Transatlantic, among other musical efforts.

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Slayer Promo / Adrenaline Mob Promo
Slayer Promo / Adrenaline Mob Promo

Dave Lombardo vs. Mike Portnoy – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

This quarterfinal matchup of the Greatest Metal Drummer tournament features two highly respected former members of two of metal's favorite bands, as ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo takes on ex-Dream Theater stickman Mike Portnoy!

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John-Petrucci
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Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Can Picture Sharing Stage With Mike Portnoy’s Winery Dogs

Although Dream Theater frontman James Labrie has gone on record saying that he doesn’t ever see a time when founding member and drummer Mike Portnoy would be invited to return to the band due to Mike Mangini becoming a permanent fixture, the possibility of Portnoy’s latest project the Winery Dogs and Dream Theater sharing a stage is an idea that  Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci is open to.

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Gene Hoglan vs. Mike Portnoy
Gene Hoglan: Official Facebook / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Gene Hoglan vs. Mike Portnoy – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

Gene Hoglan has been an MVP in every band he's been in, most notably TestamentDeath and Dark Angel. Gojira's Mario Duplantier is an absolute BEAST behind a drum kit, but he was no match for the one-an

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Mike Portnoy vs. Sean Reinert
Mary Oullette, SheWillShootYou.com / Mike Eller, Chapter9Photography

Mike Portnoy vs. Sean Reinert – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1

Mike Portnoy is lauded for his drumming in Dream Theater, some considering him the metal version of Neil Peart. His complex rhythms and ability to change time signatures on a dime earned him his reputation. He also

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James LaBrie
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James LaBrie Doesn’t Ever See a Dream Theater Reunion With Mike Portnoy Happening

Progressive metal champions Dream Theater are poised to release their latest album, a self-titled effort, next month, marking the group's second disc with drummer Mike Mangini. As we all know, Mangini replaced former drummer Mike Portnoy, who left the band then attempted to return but was rebuffed. With Portnoy recently again saying he would return to the band in a heartbeat if asked, frontman James Labrie has weighed in on the matter.

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Mike Portnoy Facebook

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

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 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

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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