Charles Epting

Drummer Mike Portnoy is always one of the most active superstars at the NAMM show held in Anaheim, Calif. each year. A virtual blur as he greets fans, does autograph signings and basically tries to work his way through crowds that want nothing more than a photo op (of which he always happily obliges), this year was no different for the man that has helped bring to life so many incredible bands from Dream Theater, Flying Colors, and many more, including Adrenaline Mob.

The hard rock supergroup features Portnoy, virtuoso guitarist Mike Orlando, vocalist Russell Allen from Symphony X and bassist John Moyer from Disturbed. On the strength of their debut release last year, Omerta, the band toured extensively and won fans over around the world the old school way: by kicking their asses live.

As Portnoy told Noisecreep exclusively at NAMM, Adrenaline Mob will be releasing an album of cover tunes called Coverta. The tracks were specially selected by someone who has essentially made an alternate career of covering the classics: Portnoy himself. Yes, the guys in the band had some input but we can be sure that a bunch of tunes on this album are things that Portnoy has always wanted to do. Because if one thing for sure, when Mike Portnoy sets his mind on doing something, he gets it done.

Watch Noisecreep's Chat with Mike Portnoy

The band will be hitting the road soon but in the meantime we always enjoy the chance to catch up with the great Mike Portnoy.

1. High Wire (Badlands)
2. Stand Up and Shout (Dio)
3. Break on Through (The Doors)
4. Romeo Delight (Van Halen)
5. Barracuda (Heart)
6. Kill the King (Rainbow)
7. The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin)
8. The Mob Rules (Black Sabbath)

Tour dates:
Tue 12 Mar - New Haven CT @ Toads Place
Wed 13 Mar - New York NY @ Marlin @ Webster Hall
Thu 14 Mar - Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar
Fri 15 Mar - Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock
Sat 16 Mar - West Springfield VA @ Empire
Mon 18 Mar - Jacksonville FL @ Brewster's Roc Bar
Tue 19 Mar - Tampa FL @ Orpheum
Wed 20 Mar - Orlando FL @ The Haven
Fri 22 Mar - Houston TX @ Scout Bar
Sat 23 Mar - San Antonio TX @ Backstage Live
Sun 24 Mar - Dallas TX @ Trees
Tue 26 Mar - Albuquerque NM @ Launch Pad
Wed 27 Mar - Phoenix AZ @ Joe's Grotto
Thu 28 Mar - San Diego CA @ Brick By Brick
Fri 29 Mar - Las Vegas NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
Sat 30 Mar - Los Angeles CA @ Roxy
Mon 01 Apr - Colorado Springs CO @ Black Sheep
Tue 02 Apr - Kansas City KS @ The Voodoo Lounge
Thu 04 Apr - St Louis MO @ Fubar
Fri 05 Apr - Nashville TN @ Exit IN
Sat 06 Apr - Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
Sun 07 Apr - Richmond VA @ Kingdom