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Mike Portnoy
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Mike Portnoy

CountryUnited States
Birth nameMichael Stephen Portnoy
BornApril 20, 1967, Long Beach, New York, United States (age 54)
Member ofInner Sanctum  (1984-1986)
Rising Power  (1984)
Majesty  (1985-1986)
Dream Theater  (1986-2010)
Liquid Trio Experiment  (1998, 2008)
Liquid Tension Experiment  (1998-present)
Transatlantic  (1999-present)
OSI  (2002-2008)
John Arch  (2003-?)
S.A. Adams  (2010)
Adrenaline Mob  (2011-2013)
Flying Colors  (2011-present)
The Winery Dogs  (2012-present)
Metal Allegiance  (2014-present)
Sons of Apollo  (2017-present)
OccupationsDrummer, Songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass
GenresProgressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion
LabelsRoadrunner Records
Years active1984-present
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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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