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Everyone Loves Guitar

We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players and behind the "sidemen" who make the wheels spin for artists worldwide. If you love guitar, stick around… you’re in the right place.

Dec 6, 2023

Mike Portnoy Interview: Mike talks about playing with Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, Winery Dogs, Neal Morse, Steve Morse… his top 3 musical experiences, growing up in Long Island, lessons learned in the music business, sobriety, list making, regrets, dislocating his wrist on stage while playing, becoming more adaptable, and more - 100% REAL

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Mike Portnoy is one of the founding members of Dream Theater, a band he played with for 25 years and 10 Million record sales. His current projects include Sons of Apollo (Ron Thal), Winery Dogs (Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen), Transatlantic & Neal Morse projects, Flying Colors (Steve Morse), Metal Allegiance (Alex Skolnick) & he’s also played with Twisted Sister, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour and many other bands and projects

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