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Portnoy teams up with former Thin Lizzy guitarist



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Mike Portnoy has joined forces with former Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy guitarist/frontman John Sykes.

The pair have teamed up with an as-yet-unnamed bass player to form a new power trio. In fact on his website Portnoy goes as far as to describe them as a "completely ridiculous modern-day power trio".

He goes on to say that the trio are a real band, not just a side project, adding: "I will divide my time as best as I can between the two (hey, if Corey Taylor and Jim Root, Mike Patton, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith, Zakk Wylde all can do it, so can I!) and I am equally excited by both... as they are both amazing new bands, but VERY different worlds musically... so there's really no clash creatively. Timing-wise, Adrenaline Mob is happening NOW, and my band with Sykes won't be released later next year, so they'll be able to co-exist just fine!"

Portnoy's other new project, Adrenaline Mob, recently made their live debut. Head here to see how they sounded.