Tag: Drummer Mike Portnoy

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at a hospital near his home in Southern California’s Inland Empire area. Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, announcing that the band “is devastated” and calling Hanneman, who was 49, their bandmate …

DEEP PURPLE’s Steve Morse: “Everybody realizes we’re not going to do this forever”

Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse says they’ll soon gather to start work with producer Bob Ezrin on their 19th studio record, and because the end of the road will be sighted in time, he believes it’s “really important” to get the project right. Morse has stated to Glide Magazine: “In a couple of weeks Deep …

Portnoy’s New Band ‘Flying Colors’ Announce Debut Album‏

Flying Colors, the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/rock band, featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple), will release their eponymous debut album in the UK on Monday March 26th, followed by a US release on Tuesday March 27th. Released by Music Theories Recordings, the debut album includes the talents of Mike …

Did DREAM THEATER Rewrite ‘Images And Words’ Songs For Latest Album? MIKE PORTNOY Comments

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has commented on an article written by a longtime fan of the band which points out the alleged musical and structural similarities between DREAM THEATER‘s new album and that of the group’s breakthrough 1992 release, “Images And Words”. Thiago Campos, the Brazilian guitarist/producer/mixer/editor of the “VRA! Split-Screen Covers”, an …

MIKE PORTNOY Recounts Bizarre 9/11 Coincidence

ttacks on the World Trade Center, drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) shared with AOL‘s Noisecreep his recollections of the day. He said, “I remember waking up Tuesday, September 11, 2001 to my wife telling me to put on the TV because I wasn’t going to be going into [New York City] …

MIKE PORTNOY and JOHN SYKES Form New Power Trio

Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has partnered with Thin Lizzy guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and an as-yet-undisclosed bassist in a new power trio. The project has demoed 12 songs so far at a Los Angeles studio, with Portnoy describing one track as “copping the Zeppelin/Sabbath vibe” and another as “Pink Floyd meets Deep Purple!!! Some …

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 …

DREAM THEATER Announce New Album/Release Date

The recent announcement that Mike Mangini would be joining Dream Theater, replacing departed drummer Mike Portnoy caused such fanfare that  Mangini was a trending topic on Twitter, second only to England’s Royal Wedding. Now, the band is revealing more information about their upcoming album. The new album is titled A Dramatic Turn of Events. The …

MIKE MANGINI Selected as Dream Theater’s New Drummer

A little more than a month after drummer Mike Portnoy’s sudden departure from Dream Theater, the band held three days of auditions in New York City.   After intense consideration, the band has unanimously chosen drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai, Annihilator) to fill the seat behind the kit which was left vacant by Portnoy’s departure …

Mike Starr Remembered By Dr. Drew, Nikki Sixx, Steven Adler

‘Celebrity Rehab’ castmates Mackenzie Phillips and Lisa D’Amato also tweet about late ex-Alice in Chains bassist. According to Ryan J. Downey of MTV.com, Mike Starr’s friends and fans have taken to Twitter to express their grief about the ex-Alice in Chains bassist’s death on Tuesday (March 8). “Devastating to hear of Mike Starr succumbing to …

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