MIKE PORTNOY Shares His First Prog Memory

Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy talked with Prog magazine about his earliest prog memory, favorite prog album cover, gigs, and more.

Asked about the earliest prog memory, Portnoy responded: “When I was 14 I went camping with some friends, I was super stoned and I heard the guitar solo to Rush’s ‘Limelight‘ on the radio. I’ve been hooked ever since.

He also said that he’s been with his wife for 27 years, but that she is not a prog fan. He went on to say: “If I’m playing with Avenged Sevenfold she loves it, but Transatlantic? No. I’ve never been able to convert her to the prog side.

On the best prog gig Mike says: “[My] favourite gig of all time was Roger Waters doing ‘The Wall,’ at Madison Square Garden then Philadelphia Stadium. It was the most overwhelming experience: no show could be bigger or better.

Read the full story here.

Cover photo by Robert Smith

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