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MIKE PORTNOY Teams Up With JOHN SYKES In New Band

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 6:07 AM


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Current ADRENALIN MOB drummer MIKE PORTNOY (ex-DREAM THEATER) has issued the following update:

"Yes, this is what I've been working on here in LA for the last week or so (as well as a few days at the end of May).

JOHN SYKES (ex-BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) and I have been working with a bass player as well (no, not Dug Pinnick) and the announcement of who it is will be made at a later point...let's just say it is a completely ridiculous modern-day power trio!!!

We've demo-ed 12 songs so far and will begin recording the album in the fall.

I've tweeted some photos tonight of me, John, Eddie, etc (see below).

For the record, this is a new 'real BAND' for me, and Adrenaline Mob is also a new 'real BAND' for me.

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 and _____ won't be released later next year....so they'll be able to co-exist just fine!

While on the subject of 'real BAND' vs. 'side-project' and time dividing...there still is my album with Morse, Morse, McPherson and LaRue as well (which also is incredible! and a whole OTHER side musically)...which may fall more into the 'side-project' catagory (ala TRANSATLANTIC and LTE) as of course, Steve has DEEP PURPLE as his full time band...release info on that is still forthcoming as well...

Exciting times are ahead kids!!

I can't wait for you all to hear what I've been doing all year."


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