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Mike Portnoy ‘Wouldn’t Put Money’ on Returning to Dream Theater

Drummer Mike Portnoy has offered his latest thoughts about the possibility of him rejoining his longtime band Dream Theater, and he feels that the chances are slim to none.

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Winery Dogs Drummer Mike Portnoy Condemns Pink Floyd Over New Album

The Winery Dogs drummer Mike Portnoy has questioned whether the upcoming Pink Floyd album, 'The Endless River' should be considered a Pink Floyd release.

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Charlie Benante + Mike Portnoy Talk To Chris Jericho About Meeting Members of The Beatles

With the Beatles 50th anniversary celebration of their first U.S. performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' just passing, there's been a lot of focus on the band. Their influence is unquestioned in the world of music, and recently Anthrax's Charlie Benante and The Winery Dogs' Mike Portnoy spoke with Fozzy frontman and professional wrestler Chris Jericho on his 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast about their first meetings with members of the Beatles.

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Photo courtesy of Paris Visone
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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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

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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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
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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-and-only 'Atomic Clock' in Round 1...

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Mike Portnoy vs. Sean Reinert
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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...

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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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