Michael Stephen Portnoy is an American drummer and songwriter. He is known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band, Dream Theater.
The gang’s all here on this episode as Eddie is joined by all five all-star members of Sons of Apollo! Mike Portnoy, Bumblefoot, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan, and Jeff Scott Soto drop by and discuss their upcoming tour, their respective projects, and more!
On part two of Eddie Trunk's Neil Peart Tribute, Eddie is joined by first by drummer Mike Portnoy, who shares his feelings about Peart as both a friend and a fan. Then, Coney Hatch bassist/singer Andy Curran concludes this In Memoriam with his own stories of Peart.
Mike talks about playing with Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, Winery Dogs, Neal Morse, Steve Morse… his top 3 musical experiences, growing up in Long Island, lessons learned in the music business, sobriety, list making, regrets, dislocating his wrist on stage while playing, becoming more adaptable, and more - 100% REAL Mike Portnoy is one of the founding members of Dream Theater, a band he played with for 25 years and 10Million record sales. His current projects include Sons of Apollo (Ron Thal), Winery Dogs (Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen, Transatlantic & Neal Morse projects, Flying Colors (Steve Morse), Metal Allegiance (Alex Skolnick) & he’s also played with Twisted Sister, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour and many other bands and projects Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 
The music world was stunned last Friday when news broke of Rush drummer Neil Peart’s death from brain cancer. So celebrate the life, legacy and music of one of the greatest, most-influential drummers in rock and roll history with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Winery Dogs (and former Dream Theater) drummer Mike Portnoy, who share their personal stories and recollections on Neil, Rush’s albums and stage shows. Mike was actually friends with Neil and speaks to their relationship, and Charlie remembers the first time he met Neil and why that didn’t go exactly as planned. They also share favorite songs, favorite drum solos, favorite live performances, and favorite Neil memories.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 20th, 1967
Episode Count
7
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
7 hours, 31 minutes