ADRENALINE MOB Covers Black Sabbath’s ‘Mob Rules’
Adrenaline Mob, consisting of ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Stuck Mojo/Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, Sonic Stump guitarist Mike Orlando, and bassist Paul DiLeo — have posted a cover of Black Sabbath’s “The Mob Rules” online.
The band had just finished a show in NY city and Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy was ecstatic. “The show was electric! The live chemistry in this band is ridiculous. Everybody is a true performer — I cannot wait for people everywhere to feel the adrenaline!” Check out the video for the show below.
“The thing that breaks my heart,” shared Portnoy, “is that some of the fans rely more on what’s reported about me than what I’m actually saying at the moment. I see all these sensational headlines on certain websites that misrepresent what I’m doing, and there are fans that react to that without knowing the real truth. I always try to offer sincere, heartfelt explanations through social media sites, and sometimes that gets lost.
“This past year for me featured the highest highs and some of the lowest lows. I mean, after spending 25 years in Dream Theater, something I’ll never be more proud of, and then the experience with Avenged, it’s been some pretty extreme emotional stuff.”
“It’s when your family becomes more important than ever,” Portnoy said. “My wife and kids have been through it all with me so they understood how intense my world had become. And they made sure I was okay.”
Portnoy added that his wife in particular might be the biggest Adrenaline Mob fan to date. “She’s heard pretty much everything I’ve ever done and she says this is her favorite stuff. That means something to me.”
“Look at what Corey Taylor does with Slipknot and Stone Sour. It’s doable, when you get the schedules all set up, to accommodate more than one working band at a time. That’s how I imagine Adrenaline Mob working out right now.”
Portnoy is taking some time alone with his family before coming home to find a label for his new band.
“I’m energized,” he said. “Playing in Avenged Sevenfold the last year gave me this taste of sort of recapturing my youth, making me feel like a teenager a bit. With Adrenaline Mob, that feeling is full force now, and I’ve never felt better about where I am musically.”