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Mike Portnoy: Shattered Fortress ‘Is Not a New Band or Project, It Is an Event’

Mike Portnoy will play under the moniker Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress at the PowerProg USA Festival, but says that's not a new band, but rather an event.

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Wednesday, April 20: Rock Birthdays

Happy Birthday today (April 20) to drummer Mike Portnoy. He’s 49. Portnoy is the former drummer/co-founder of Dream Theater and he currently performs with The Winery Dogs. Also celebrating is keyboardist Craig Frost (Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad) who turns 68.

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Mike Portnoy Doesn’t Consider Himself To Be a Great Drummer

Mike Portnoy has received a wealth of accolades over the years praising his drumming, but he doesn't even consider himself to be a great drummer.

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Mike Portnoy Defends Lars Ulrich’s Drumming

Mike Portnoy has gone on record to say that not only is Ulrich talented, but his drumming is "invaluable."

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Mike Portnoy Plays Name That Tune On Hello Kitty Kit

Nothing says metal like a Hello Kitty drum kit with four pieces.

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Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs / Adrenaline Mob / Dream Theater)
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Mike Portnoy Praises ‘Absolutely Insane’ Dream Theater Covers by 8-Year-Old Drummer

How good were you at drums by age 8? Mike Portnoy heaps praise on this youngster for his covers of two Dream Theater tracks.

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Mike Portnoy Talks Winery Dogs, Metal Allegiance + Mystery Metal Project

Get the lowdown from Mike Portnoy on The Winery Dogs' next album, a mystery metal project he's working on, Metal Allegiance and this year's Dog Camp.

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Twisted Sister Announce 2016 Farewell Tour, Tap Drummer Mike Portnoy for 2015 Shows + Tributes

Twisted Sister have announced that they will embark on a 2016 farewell tour, and have tapped drummer Mike Portnoy for their 2015 touring obligations.

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Mike Portnoy + Chad Szeliga Join Adrenaline Mob Onstage Following Death of A.J. Pero

Mike Portnoy and Chad Szeliga joined Adrenaline Mob onstage Saturday night in New Jersey to honor late drummer A.J. Pero.

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Winery Dogs Drummer Mike Portnoy Condemns Pink Floyd Over New Album

The Winery Dogs drummer Mike Portnoy has questioned whether the upcoming Pink Floyd album, 'The Endless River' should be considered a Pink Floyd release.

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Metal Masters 5 Thrills Fans and Legends Alike – Recap, Photo Gallery and Video

What do you get when members of Pantera, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament and a slew of other metal bands share the stage? Metal Masters 5!

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Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Can Picture Sharing Stage With Mike Portnoy’s Winery Dogs

Although Dream Theater frontman James Labrie has gone on record saying that he doesn’t ever see a time when founding member and drummer Mike Portnoy would be invited to return to the band due to Mike Mangini becoming a permanent fixture, the possibility of Portnoy’s latest project the Winery Dogs and Dream Theater sharing a stage is an idea that  Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci is open to.

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