Saturday, April 26, 2008

Interview with Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy

We recently talked to Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy about the birth of his Progressive Nation tour (which features Dream Theater, Opeth, 3 and Between the Buried and Me); his background in prog metal; the genre's history; Dream Theater's recently released compilation Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs); and how the band almost broke up after their only top 10 radio hit "Pull Me Under." Portnoy was also candid about being a control freak and how alcohol and drug abuse almost ruined his life. Click here to download the podcast.

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