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Mike Portnoy


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Influenced by Dream Theater (Prog-Metal)
If You Like Mike Portnoy listen to:
Cygnus and the Sea MonstersDream TheaterTransatlanticYellow Matter Custard ♦  
Mike Portnoy was born on April 20, 1967 and raised in Long Beach, New York, where his interest in music started at an early age. Mike started teaching himself to play the drums by listening to the Beatles. His first local bands where Intruder, Rising Power and Inner Sanctum, the latter of which released their own album. Mike left the band after being awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee Music College in Boston where he met John Myung and John Petrucci to form Dream Theater. He is also involved in many projects, like:

      Neal Morse - ex-Spock's Beard,
      Roine Stolt - Flower Kings,
      Pete Treweras - Marillion

    Yellow Matter Custard

      Neal Morse - ex-Spock's Beard
      Paul Gilbert - Mr Big, Carmine Appice
      Matt Bissonette - Keiko Watsui, Session musician

    Office of Strategic Influence

      Jim Matheos - Fates Warning
      Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree, No man, Bass Communion
      Sean Malone - Gordian Knot, Savatage, Spiral Architect

    Liquid Tension Experience

      John Petrucci - Dream Theater
      Jordan Rudess - Dream Theater
      Tony Levin - Yes(Union), King Crimson, David Bowie, James Taylor,
        Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Peter Gabriel, Bozzio Levin Stevens

      Mike Portnoy is now also involved in the new solo project of Neal Morse