Once again, we get to witness Mike Portnoy playing on a child’s drum set. Read more
You know we love drum cams!
Mike is raffling off a cymbal signed by a HUGE number of celebs to raise money for the family of one of his friends who was paralyzed after a tragic accident. The list of sigs includes Abe Laboriel Jr., Carmine Appice, Dave Lombardo, Billy Sheehan, Ray Luzier, Scott Ian, Seven Anotonopolous, Glenn Hughes, Jeremy Colson, John Tempesta, Mike inez, Nicko McBrain, Mike Portnoy, Steven Adler, and more!
Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater plays a super cool drum fill/solo at around 1:05 into the song “The Dark Eternal Night”. Portnoy throws out these kind of drum solos all the time, using his trade mark hand and foot combinations of super fast flurries.
The Dream Theater drummer drama just never seems to end! MusicRadar.com has just put up a very in-depth interview with Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci. In the interview, they reveal the Portnoy asked to rejoin the band stating he “made a mistake.”
Rudess: We got the drummers in, which everybody knows, and we filmed the audition process and put a lot of care into the documentary. So after that whole process, we found somebody who we thought was great – Mike Mangini. ‘Oh my God, this guy is fantastic! This can work. We can do it.'”