Friday, April 20: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (April 20) to drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater). He’s 51. Also celebrating is keyboardist Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad, Bob Seger) who turns 70.
Mike Portnoy is best known as the former drummer and co-founder of progressive metal band Dream Theater. Besides his work with Dream Theater, he has had several other side projects. He filled temporarily on drums for Avenged Sevenfold in 2010 after the passing of drummer The Rev. He is the drummer for The Winery Dogs (the band is currently on hiatus as of 2017) and was also the drummer for Twisted Sister, having replaced AJ Pero who passed away in 2015. He is also known for playing in the band Adrenaline Mob and many others.