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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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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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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

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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Metal Alliegance

Metal Allegiance Talk Dream Collaborations

We wanted to know who their dream collaborations would be if Metal Allegiance could work with anyone living or dead.

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Mike Portnoy Meets ‘Whiplash’ in This Epic Drum Mash-Up

Watch as Mike Portnoy gets critiqued by Whiplash's J.K. Simmons in this video mash-up featuring our recent viral video with Portnoy on a Hello Kitty drum set.

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Mike Portnoy Name that Tune
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Mike Portnoy Plays ‘Name That Tune’ on Hello Kitty Drum Kit

Mike Portnoy plays hard rock and metal classics on a Hello Kitty drum kit!

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Metal Allegiance
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David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, Alex Skolnick + Mark Menghi Talk Metal Allegiance

We recently invited Metal Allegiance to our studio so they could talk about the project, debut album, favorite musicians they collaborated with an much more!

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Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs / Adrenaline Mob / Dream Theater)
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Mike Portnoy Praises ‘Absolutely Insane’ Dream Theater Covers by 8-Year-Old Drummer

How good were you at drums by age 8? Mike Portnoy heaps praise on this youngster for his covers of two Dream Theater tracks.

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