DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy made a surprise guest appearence during BIGELF's performance at the Progressive Nation show in Milan on Monday, October 26. The Los Angeles-based psychedelic/progressive metal band was halfway through its song "Blackball" when Portnoy joined them onstage disguised in a hat. He proceeded to sing the song's chorus, then revealed himself and moved on to hit the cymbals with his bare hands, before sitting behind the drumkit and playing the second part of the seven-minute track.Video footage of the performance can be viewed below. Photos of the Progressive Nation 2009 concert in Milan — featuring headliners DREAM THEATER along with support from OPETH, BIGELF and UNEXPECT — can be found on Musica Metal.
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