Top 10 Bands Mike Portnoy Has Played For

Mike Portnoy is easily one of the best drummers of all time. He brings technically to drumming much like Neil Peart from Rush did but he brings up a notch. He is such a good drummer he could play a whole setlist on just a Hello Kitty Drumset and still be awesome at it.

The Top Ten

1 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

Obviously the number 1, his drumming is one of the things that make this band excellent along with John Petrucci's guitar playing, ever since he left Dream Theater they haven't been as good as they once were. - christangrant

2 Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment was an instrumental progressive metal band founded by Mike Portnoy, then Dream Theater's drummer, in 1997. The band has released two albums through Magna Carta Records.

This was a Progressive Metal band he himself is founder of. - christangrant

3 Metal Allegiance Metal Allegiance

This was a collab effort between several Metal Musicians, Mike of course played drums - christangrant

4 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

He played drums on a live album called Metal Meltdown - christangrant

5 Transatlantic Transatlantic

A progressive rock/metal supergroup - christangrant

6 Adrenaline Mob Adrenaline Mob

He played drums on their debut EP - christangrant

7 Sons of Apollo Sons of Apollo

A progressive metal supergroup - christangrant

9 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

He played drums on the Nightmare album, Which makes him the best drummer for this band Rev can't even compare to him in terms of drumming skills. - christangrant

I personally even think their new drummer Brooks is better than The Rev too. He killed it on The Stage. - cjWriter1997

But drumming for Avenged Sevenfold kinda ruined Mike Portnoy's reputation in the metal circles - Metal_Treasure

I don't know nobody dislikes him in the metal circle from what I've seen. - Skullkid755

10 Majesty Majesty Majesty is the original band that would eventually become the American progressive metal band Dream Theater. It formed in 1985 with the original members being John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy.

This was Dream Theater before they were called Dream Theater - christangrant

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