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Mike Portnoy

20 Apr 1967
United States United States

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Musician Mike Portnoy



Michael Stephen "Mike" Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. He co-produced six Dream Theater albums with guitarist John Petrucci, starting from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory through Black Clouds and Silver Linings. From A Change of Seasons onwards, Portnoy had been writing a significant amount of Dream Theater's lyrics. He is the second youngest person (after Neil Peart) to be inducted into the Modern Drummer's Hall of Fame, at 37 years of age.

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Member of

Avenged Sevenfold (drums)
2009 - 2010
The Winery Dogs (percussion, drums, background vocals)
2011 - Present
Dream Theater (percussion, drumset, background vocals)
1984 - 2010 September
2002 - 2002

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