Posts Tagged ‘Mike Portnoy’

Q: How about a complete break down of all of your Dream Theater touring drum kits?

A: I’m using either a Pearl Reference Pure kit or a Pearl Masterworks kit. The two 22″ center bass drums are identical in size in order to play typical double bass patterns and to be able to play single kick patterns with either foot. And sometimes I want to free (more…)

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Q: What, in your opinion, are the most important technical aspects to know as a drummer?

A: It’s important to really understand that technique is only a means to an end. I’ve heard that phrase over the years but the older I get, the truer it seems to ring. Everything we learn as a drummer from the (more…)

Mike Portnoy drum cam in a Avenged Sevenfold show (Welcome To The Family) – Paris, France 11/14/10 (more…)

The Mascot Label Group has announced a March 27 release date for the debut from Flying Colors (available the day prior overseas) on their Music Theories Label. The band, whose stated purpose is to pair virtuoso musicians and a pop singer “to make new-fashioned music the old-fashioned way” features Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), (more…)