MIKE PORTNOY Hangs Out With 'Drummer At The Wrong Gig' Guy (Video)

Video footage of AVENGED SEVENFOLD/ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy hanging out with Steve Moore (a.k.a. "Drummer At The Wrong Gig") can be viewed below.

Millions of people around the globe have seen a clip of Moore tackling ZZ TOP's "Sharp-Dressed Man" with the perennially touring covers act RICK K. AND THE ALLNIGHTERS ("America's Most Exciting Show Band") in which he displays the sort of theatrical flair (mixed with serious chops) that have him "seemingly channeling the ghosts of Keith Moon and Buddy Rich," according to MusicRadar.com.

In a recent interview with Philadelphia Weekly, Moore stated that the "absolute highlight" of his newfound fame has been when he learned that Portnoy had become a fan. "I've looked up to Portnoy, I have everything he's ever recorded," said Moore. "He's like my Neil Peart, my Tommy Lee. Someone dropped me a quick e-mail a couple days ago when this first started and said, 'Dude, I don't know if you know this but Mike Portnoy just Twittered about you.'"

In his tweet, Portnoy said that he had a "new hero" in the ALLNIGHTERS drummer. Elated, Moore clicked on Portnoy's Facebook page and wrote, "My name is Steve Moore, you said some really nice things about me on your Twitter page and you had the opportunity in your position to rip me to shreds but yet you showed mercy and I wanted to thank you for that."

Literally 10 minutes later Portnoy sent him an e-mail expressing his admiration. Moore coldn't believe what he was seeing: "I don't care about money and all that, but to get that sort of respect, you know what I mean, on that level? That guy doesn't look at me and go, 'Oh, that guy's a joke.' That's huge to me, man!"

Mike Portnoy hanging out with Steve Moore:

Infamous "Drummer At The Wrong Gig" video (with nearly seven million YouTube views):

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.