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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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Charlie Benante + Mike Portnoy Talk To Chris Jericho About Meeting Members of The Beatles

With the Beatles 50th anniversary celebration of their first U.S. performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' just passing, there's been a lot of focus on the band. Their influence is unquestioned in the world of music, and recently Anthrax's Charlie Benante and The Winery Dogs' Mike Portnoy spoke with Fozzy frontman and professional wrestler Chris Jericho on his 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast about their first meetings with members of the Beatles.

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Mike Portnoy Confesses Dream Theater Music Isn’t His ‘Cup of Tea’

In a candid interview with Modern Drummer magazine, Mike Portnoy admits that his own personal change was one of the reasons why he left Dream Theater. Although Portnoy claims it's hard for him to talk openly about his former band without "being torn to shreds" from critics, he does offer a few insights about the split.

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Fan Beatboxes Dream Theater’s ‘The Dance of Eternity,’ Earns Mike Portnoy’s Approval

An enterprising young Dream Theater fan endeavored to offer a beatboxed cover of the band's song 'The Dance of Eternity,' which he considers to be the most rhythmically complex song in rock and metal due to the 108 time signature changes, indicated on flashcards. His efforts earned him a seal of approval from former drummer Mike Portnoy, since those are his drum parts being replicated.

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Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Could See Sharing a Stage With Mike Portnoy

Dream Theater's upcoming self-titled album will be released in less than a month (Sept. 24), and band members are making the press rounds. In a new interview, guitarist John Petrucci made an interesting comment about playing on the same stage as former drummer Mike Portnoy.

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Dream Theater’s James LaBrie Dismisses Possibility of Reunion With Mike Portnoy

Drummer Mike Portnoy left Dream Theater a few years ago, but in a recent interview said he'd be open to rejoining the band. Now, in an interview with Chile's Radio Futura, the same outlet that Portnoy gave his comments to, DT singer James LaBrie seemed to shut the door on a reunion (quotes via Blabbermouth).

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Mike Portnoy Says He’d Return to Dream Theater But They’ve Closed That Door

It's safe to say that with drummer Mike Mangini firmly installed behind the kit and appearing on his second album, prog icons Dream Theater have moved on from former skinsman and band co-founder Mike Portnoy, who left the band in 2010 amid fill-in work for Avenged Sevenfold and a request for a break. But how does Portnoy really feel about a possible return to the band?

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Mike Portnoy Announces 2014 Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise

The rock and roll cruise is becoming more and more of a presence each year, and the latest twist on this theme will be the 2014 Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise. Drummer Mike Portnoy and keyboardist Derek Sherinian are teaming up with InsideOut Music and Sixthman to launch the inaugural voyage.

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Mike Portnoy Urges Fans to Legally Purchase the Winery Dogs Album

Former Dream Theater and current Winery Dogs drummer Mike Portnoy doesn't ask a lot of fans. He wants you to enjoy the music he makes. He is very generous with his time, often communicating online with fans and making himself available in the social media space. However, he's calling in a favor, which he is well within his rights to do.

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Mike Portnoy Up Close + Personal in ‘Drumming Dog’ DVD Preview

Calling all drum nerds. Mike Portnoy, late of Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold, the latter in a temporary sense, and now with the Winery Dogs, has released 'The Drumming Dog' DVD. No, it's not a canine or a pooch hitting the skins and twirling sticks. It's drum-cam footage of the famed rhythm keeper himself, taken from the recording sessions for his new band's self-titled debut.

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