Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier, John Moyer, and More to Raise Money for The David Z Foundation Livestream Tonight

Stars from across Rock and Metal will join together on a livestream to raise money tonight on the David Z Foundation Livestream. David Z (David Zablidowsky) was the brilliant metal and progressive rock musician best known for his work in bands such as Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ZO2, died three years ago on July 17th, 2017 when a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus. Check out the updated poster from Mike Portnoy’s tweet below. You can donate at the GoFundM link below and watch the live stream including artists ranging from Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier (Korn), John Moyer (Disturbed) Rikki Rockett, Don Dokken, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Carmine Appice, Eddie Trunk, Marco Mendoza, Joel Hoekstra, Tiffany, John Pooper, Alex Skolnik, Charlie Benante, Dug Pinnick, Ra Diaz and more! Continue reading

UPDATED: Mike Portnoy Shares That Writing for the New Sons Of Apollo Album Has Begun

Progressive Metal Supergroup Sons Of Apollo featuring Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian (formerly of Dream Theater) along with guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Trans Siberian Orchestra) have spent the last week in a marathon writing session for their new album. Portnoy posted to his Facebook account with a photo to break the news.* The bands’ acclaimed debut album Psychotic Symphony was released in 2017 via InsideOut Music. Previously with all of the other members’ commitments, especially The Winery Dogs (with Portnoy and Sheehan), it was unknown when Sons Of Apollo would return to action. Continue reading

Podcast: Mike Portnoy On The Jasta Show

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Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Jasta, Kingdom of Sorrow) of The Jasta Show speaks with Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc) about his diversity of taste in the music industry, Dream Theater, Metal Allegiance, Winery Dogs, health care, gear, Tama Drums and more.