Mike Portnoy is a drummer for the band Dream Theater who has a net worth of $8 million. Mike Portnoy has earned his net worth through his musical career and is best known as the former drummer of the progressive heavy metal band, Dream Theater, of which he is co-founder. Portnoy has also helped to form other bands such as Liquid Tension Experiment, Flying Colors and Adrenaline Mob. He has performed with such artists as Stone Sour, Overkill, Fates Warning and others. He left Dream Theater in 2010 and began many other projects. Portnoy also has instructional videos such as "Progressive Drum Concepts," "Liquid Drum Theater" and "In Constant Motion." From his production company Portnoy has released several "drum cam" DVD's such as "Drums of Thought," "Drumming Colors," "Drums Across Forever" and many more which contain recordings of bands, drum solos and commentaries. Mike Portnoy was born in Long Beach, New York in 1967 and was raised on Long Island. While in high school he played in the local bands and released albums on an independent label. He earned a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and hooked up with John Petrucci and John Myung and formed the band Dream Theater which at the time was known as Majesty. Portnoy married the former guitarist of the female band "Meanstreak," Marlene nee Apuzzo. They live in their Pennsylvania home with their two children Melody Ruthandrea and Max John. Portnoy has won several Readers Poll Awards (26) from Modern Drummer magazine and is the second youngest drummer to be inducted in the Modern Drummers Hall of Fame.
Michael Stephen "Mike" Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 26 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine...
Date of Birth
- April 20, 1967
- Michael Stephen Portnoy
- Portnoy, Mike
- United States of America
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- Dream Theater: Live at Budokan
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- Dream Theater: Chaos in Motion
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- Live in Tokyo
Mike Portnoy Videos
Dream Theater on A Dramatic Turn of EventsJohn Petrucci of Dream Theater tells WatchMojo about the band's first album without Mike Portnoy, A Dramatic Turn of Events and how their new drumm...
An Interview with Dream TheaterJohn Petrucci of Dream Theater tells WatchMojo about the departure of longtime drummer Mike Portnoy, the auditions the band held to replace him and...
Impossible Drum Solo By Mike Portnoy - YouTubeimpossible drum solo by mike portnoy .... Dream Theater - Mike Portnoy Drum Solo ...
Mike Portnoy-Awesome Drum Solo - YouTubeMike Portnoys Drum Solo. Thanks to Drummerworld. Right up there along with my favourites ...