DREAM THEATER's PORTNOY Inducted Into MODERN DRUMMER HALL OF FAME

In addition to receiving his 20th Reader's Poll award (in the "Progressive Rock" category, for the 10th year in a row), DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has been inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall Of Fame by Modern Drummer magazine, according to a posting on Portnoy's official web site. Mike joins an elite group of drumming legends (Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Steve Gadd, Louie Bellson, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Joe Morello, Carl Palmer, Bill Bruford, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Jeff Porcaro, Larrie Londin, Elvin Jones, Vinnie Colaiuta, Terry Bozzio, Ringo Starr, Roy Haynes, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Steve Smith and Simon Phillips) and is the youngest drummer to ever receive this prestigious honor.

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