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MIKE PORTNOY Was 'Miserable' Playing 'Tiny Little Clubs' With ADRENALINE MOB

SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy (also of THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by the "Neckbreaker" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", was a challenging record to make: Mike: "There wasn't many challenges, ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Plan On 'Revisiting' DREAM THEATER Material Once SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour Ends

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Chile's Video Volante. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent detours away from progressive metal: Mike: "Even though I made my name in progressive music with DREAM THEATER for twenty-five years, I could ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: 'Lost In Oblivion' Video

"Lost In Oblivion", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", which is being released today (Friday, October 20) via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by the dynamic production duo of Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, also affectionately ...

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THE WINERY DOGS To Release Limited-Edition Vinyl Of 'Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016'

On Record Store Day's Black Friday, November 24, THE WINERY DOGSRichie Kotzen (vocals, guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), Mike Portnoy (drums) — will release a limited-edition vinyl of its recently released "Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016" exclusively to independent record stores. It consists of three red-and-white-marble-colored vinyl albums, featuring the live ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN Is Willing To 'Bet' CHESTER BENNINGTON Was 'On Psychiatric Medication' At Time Of Suicide

Billy Sheehan says that he is willing to "bet ten thousand dollars" that Chester Bennington was taking psychiatric medication just prior to committing suicide in July. The legendary bassist is an avowed member of the Church Of Scientology, which decries the practice of psychiatric medicine and whose members believe that all anti-depressants and ...

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