Mike Portnoy

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, TRANSATLANTIC      

Biography

BORN IN:
Long Beach, NY

LIVES IN:
Lehigh Valley, PA

DRUMMING SINCE:
The day I was born!

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT:
Adrenaline Mob, Transatlantic

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Keith Moon, John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Neil Peart, Terry Bozzio, The Beatles & Frank Zappa

FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
All Dream Theater, All Transatlantic, All Neal Morse

FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Tommy", The Who; "The Wall", Pink Floyd; All Beatles albums (especially "Rubber Soul"); "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", Elton John; "Spilt Milk", Jellyfish; "Mr. Bungle", Mr. Bungle

CAREER HIGHLIGHT(S):
Induction into Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2004. Playing Radio City Music Hall on April 1, 2006. Playing Madison Square Garden on July 12, 2010.

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
My Max Stax and Max Splashes, of course!

Monty Bradford

Chris Young

Rikki Rockett

Poison, Melanie Martel

Ramon Yslas

Christina Aguilera, Stevie Nicks, Pepe Aguilar

Elliot Jacobson

Ingrid Michaelson

Mikhail Kozodaev

Radio Chacha, Naik Borzov, Inova, Easy M