Mike Portnoy: New project is 'slammin!'



Mike Portnoy is working on a brand new project and the influential sticksman seems pretty pleased with his efforts so far.

Through his Twitter page Portnoy said: Cutting drums with Russell Allen and Mike Orlando for this new project we have brewin…this stuff is SLAMMIN!"

Portnoy is certainly keeping himself busy, with work also under way on a project with guitarist Steve Morse. Last month he also told us about the many tribute bands he'd love to put together. Does this guy ever stop?!

Meanwhile, Portnoy's former Dream Theater cohorts are yet to officially announce their new drummer. We wait with baited breath...

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).