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Mike Portnoy

CountryUnited States
Birth nameMichael Stephen Portnoy
BornApril 20, 1967, Long Beach, New York, United States (age 50)
Member ofpreview  Inner Sanctum  (1984-1986)
preview  Rising Power  (1984)
preview  Majesty  (1985-1986)
preview  Dream Theater  (1986-2010)
preview  Liquid Trio Experiment  (1998, 2008)
preview  Liquid Tension Experiment  (1998-present)
preview  Transatlantic  (1999-present)
preview  OSI  (2002-2008)
preview  John Arch  (2003-?)
preview  S.A. Adams  (2010)
preview  Adrenaline Mob  (2011-2013)
preview  Flying Colors  (2011-present)
preview  The Winery Dogs  (2012-present)
preview  Metal Allegiance  (2014-present)
preview  Sons of Apollo  (2017-present)
OccupationsDrummer, Songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass
GenresProgressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion
LabelsRoadrunner Records
Years active1984-present
Videos by  youtube

Mike Portnoy Discography

Album titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Additional notes

Mike Portnoy was one of the founding members of Dream Theater and was a prominent in the band's songwriting and overall management until his departure in 2010. He had wanted to put the band on hold for a period of time, but the other four members disagreed and decided to carry on without him.

Bands he also plays/played with:
- Hammer of the Gods (Led Zeppelin tribute)
- Neal Morse
- Cygnus and the Sea Monsters (Rush tribute)
- Avenged Sevenfold (session drums on their 2010 album "Nightmare")
- Twisted Sister (on their upcoming farewell tour "Forty and F**k It", which will take place in 2016)

Married to Marlene Apuzzo.

Joined Bigelf for their autumn 2014 tour. Their guitarist for that tour was John Wesley.

His son, Max Portnoy, plays drums with Next to None. Mike produced their debut album, A Light in the Dark (InsideOut Music, 2015).
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