Tag Archives: Mike Portnoy

Liquid Tension Experiment share “Beating The Odds” video

Posted by on February 26, 2021

  Liquid Tension Experiment, the supergroup of Dream Theater and King Crimson members, have dropped their second new song, “Beating The Odds.” The album, LTE3 drops March 26th via InsideOut Music and is twenty-two years after the bands’ last studio album. Each member commented on the single. Guitarist John Petrucci referred to the single as […]

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Liquid Tension Experiment share new video “The Passage of Time”

Posted by on January 22, 2021

  Liquid Tension Experiment, the supergroup of Dream Theater and King Crimson members, have dropped their first new song, “The Passage of Time.” The album, LTE3 drops March 26th via InsideOut Music and is twenty-two years after the bands’ last studio album. Each member commented on the single. Drummer Mike Portnoy talked about the origin on […]

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Liquid Tension Experiment announce new album, ‘LTE3’

Posted by on January 11, 2021

  Liquid Tension Experiment have announced their third album, LTE3, will be released March 26 via InsideOut Music. The supergroup features Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, former DT member Mike Portnoy, and Tony Levin of Peter Gabriel/King Crimson. This will mark the band’s first taste of new music since 1999’s Liquid Tension Experiment 2. Petrucci expressed his […]

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BPMD (Overkill, ex-Machine Head, etc.) share Eddie Van Halen tribute video with “D.O.A.” cover

Posted by on October 12, 2020

  BPMD, the supergroup featuring Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), and Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex- Machine Head) have released a tribute video to the late Eddie Van Halen. The clip features the group’s Van Halen cover of “D.O.A.,” which is taken from the group’s debut […]

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Dream Theater’s John Petrucci reunites with Mike Portnoy in new “Terminal Velocity” music video

Posted by on August 7, 2020

  Dream Theater’s John Petrucci has announced his first solo album in fifteen years! Terminal Velocity, the full-length instrumental record will be released on August 28th via The Orchard Music on his Sound Mind Music record label. A video for the title track is now available. The follow-up to 2005’s Suspended Animation was written and […]

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Artists take issue with Spotify CEO’s payment comments

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek recently had some comments for artists who complain that they are not making enough money through streaming. Now, those comments have drawn some criticism in the music community with a number of artists, including Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach and ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, speaking out […]

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BPMD (Overkill, Vio-lence, etc.) release Aerosmith cover, announce release date for debut album

Posted by on April 16, 2020

  Metal supergroup BPMD, featuring vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence/ex-Machine Head), drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs/ex-Dream Theater) and bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), has released a video for their debut single. The track is a cover of Aerosmith’s 1975 song “Toys In The Attic.” Wrote Ellsworth in a statement accompanying […]

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Don’t hold your breath for that Dream Theater reunion

Posted by on February 7, 2018

If there’s one thing that Dream Theater fans are, it’s active internet users. And many of them are also hopeful that the most internet-active of it’s current and former members, Mike Portnoy, will one day drum again for the band. So obviously when Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci appeared in a picture together all the […]

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Sifting to support Sons of Apollo on east coast run

Posted by on February 6, 2018

L.A. prog rock outfit Sifting has announced that they will be direct support for the eight East Coast dates of the Sons of Apollo tour. Guitarist Richard Garcia expresses his excitement for the upcoming tour:

“It’s a huge honor to tour with Sons of Apollo. We’ve been listening to the music these guys have been making since we were born, so sharing the same stage with them every night is a dream come true! We’re beyond excited and we’re ready to make our return to the East Coast. We hope to see some familiar faces as well as meeting new ones! We’ll see everyone soon!”

During this tour, Sifting will be supporting their recently released Not From Here, which was produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine) and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence).

SONS OF APOLLO, SIFTING on Tour – (get tickets)
2/9 Miami, FL @ Magic City Casino
2/11 Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
2/12 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Theatre
2/13 Carrboro, GA @ Cat’s Cradle
2/15 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
2/16 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/17 Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
2/18 Joliet, IL @ The Forge

Not too long ago we got to chat with the prolific Mike Portnoy and talked about Sons of Apollo and their upcoming tour. Check it out!

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Interview: Mike Portnoy talks Sons of Apollo’s “five ring circus,” writing lyrics, his son’s drumming

Posted by on January 22, 2018

Nobody takes pictures of the drummer, unless of course you’re Mike Portnoy. It’s not the norm for the percussion section to be the face of the band however since breaking onto the progressive metal scene with Dream Theater that’s the role Portnoy assumed, and continues with his latest group Sons of Apollo. Founded with ex-Dream […]

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