MIKE PORTNOY Quits Adrenaline Mob


Mike Portnoy has left his metal band Adrenaline Mob. But only so he can concentrate on his other bands.

The drummer has issued a statement clarifying his reasons for making this decision, as he will now fully focus on working with Transatlantic, Flying Colors and The Winery Dogs, his classic rock trio with bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist Richie Kotzen.

“Unfortunately, I have scheduling conflicts that prevent me from being able to fully commit to the band’s future activities at the moment. As I cannot be in two places at the same time, I don’t want to hold them back and have to wait for my schedule to re-open up to resume activity.

“Inevitably, when you playing in 27 different bands, sometimes something has to give… Life’s too short, let’s all enjoy the music! I’m very proud of what we started together and the music we made over the past two years and I wish the guys all the best in the future.”

Portnoy’s last shows with Adrenaline Mob will be in Latin America later this month. He recorded one album, Omerta, with the band, and two EPs, one self-titled and the other, Coverta, a covers record.

(via Prog)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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