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Profession: Record producer, Drummer
Date of Birth: Apr 20, 1967
Nicknames: Michael Stephen Portnoy, Portnoy, Mike
Country: United States of America
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Mike Portnoy is a drummer for the band Dream Theater who has a net worth of $8 million. Mike Portnoy has earned his net worth through his musical career and is best known as the former drummer of the progressive heavy metal band, Dream Theater, of which he is co-founder. Portnoy has also helped to form other bands such as Liquid Tension Experiment, Flying Colors and Adrenaline Mob. He has performed with such artists as Stone Sour, Overkill, Fates Warning and others. He left Dream Theater in 2010 and began many other projects. Portnoy also has instructional videos such as "Progressive Drum Concepts," "Liquid Drum Theater" and "In Constant Motion." From his production company Portnoy has released several "drum cam" DVD's such as "Drums of Thought," "Drumming Colors," "Drums Across Forever" and many more which contain recordings of bands, drum solos and commentaries. Mike Portnoy was born in Long Beach, New York in 1967 and was raised on Long Island. While in high school he played in the local bands and released albums on an independent label. He earned a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and hooked up with John Petrucci and John Myung and formed the band Dream Theater which at the time was known as Majesty. Portnoy married the former guitarist of the female band "Meanstreak," Marlene nee Apuzzo. They live in their Pennsylvania home with their two children Melody Ruthandrea and Max John. Portnoy has won several Readers Poll Awards (26) from Modern Drummer magazine and is the second youngest drummer to be inducted in the Modern Drummers Hall of Fame.
Michael Stephen "Mike" Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his drumming prowess and technical skill, Portnoy has won 26 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. He co-produced six Dream Theater albums with guitarist John Petrucci, starting from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory through Black Clouds and Silver Linings. From A Change of Seasons onwards, Portnoy had been writing a significant amount of Dream Theater's lyrics. He is the second youngest person (after Neil Peart) to be inducted into the Modern Drummer's Hall of Fame (at 37 years of age).
Besides his work with Dream Theater, Portnoy is known for his many side projects and tribute bands. He is a founding member of Liquid Tension Experiment, an instrumental progressive rock band featuring fellow DT members John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess along with bass legend Tony Levin. He is also a founding member of Transatlantic, a progressive rock "super-group" featuring Spock's Beard keyboardist/vocalist Neal Morse, Flower Kings guitarist Roine Stolt and Marillon bassist Pete Trewavas. Portnoy has also recorded and/or toured/performed live with Avenged Sevenfold, Neal Morse, OSI, Hail!, Stone Sour, Fates Warning, Overkill and G3. Over the years, Portnoy has also created tribute bands to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rush, and The Who, which has allowed him to perform the music of his four favorite drummers.
On September 2010, Portnoy announced that he had left Dream Theater after 25 years. He was replaced by Mike Mangini. Since his departure, Portnoy has started two new projects. One is with Symphony X singer Russell Allen and guitarist Mike Orlando, a straight rock/metal band called Adrenaline Mob. He has also started a progressive pop oriented band with Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue, and Casey McPherson called Flying Colors.
Portnoy was born April 20, 1967

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Q&A: Neal Morse from The Neal Morse Band talks new album

Q: Did you plan on the album being a double album? A: There was a lot of controversy about that. Mike Portnoy and I had one of the biggest disagreements that we have ever had. Almost 20 years of working together now. He really didn’t want it to be a ...
Posted: November 30, 2016, 10:26 pm

Remembering Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell On The Day Of His Tragic Death

He garnered respect and friendships from other stars such as Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and Eddie Van Halen – whose original Charvel “Bumblebee” guitar is buried with Abbott. A serious heroin overdose in 1996 ...
Posted: December 8, 2016, 3:08 am

Avenged Sevenfold Release New Behind-The-Scenes Video

With Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy taking place behind the kit, and a set peppered with tributes to The Rev - Avenged were on fiery form. Ooooft. Lots of bands have toured the globe - playing countries far and wide across the world. But very few have played ...
Posted: November 25, 2016, 3:29 pm
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