Mike Portnoy

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Prog Metal Bands

    Progressive Metal, unlike other subgenres of heavy metal, borrows heavily from hard rock, classical rock and early heavy metal influences. Although several of the bands on this list might not technically be considered metal, we group hard rock and metal under the same umbrella for the sake of clarit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    This Is What An Exclusive Album Listening Party With Dream Theater Looks Like

    Last night at Germano Studios (676 Broadway) Long Island prog metal heros Dream Theater held what they billed "an intimate playback" of their new, self-titled album. The evening promised an introduction and discussion of the album with members of the band, who would also be in attendance. Oh, and f ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2012

    Neil Peart's Rush to Excellence

    Is every piece of his monstro drum set necessary? Abso-fucking-lutely, say the experts.