Mike Portnoy

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Prog Metal Bands

    Progressive Metal, unlike other sub genres of heavy metal borrows heavily from hard rock, classical rock and early heavy metal influences. Although several of the bands on this list might not technically considered metal, we group hard rock and metal under the same umbrella for the sake of clarity. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Chi Cheng, Deftones Bassist, Showing Signs of Emerging From Three Year Coma

    ​Bassist Chi Cheng of the Deftones was involved in a high-speed car accident in Santa Barbara in November 2008. Cheng, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was ejected from his vehicle and consequently fell into a coma. Now, three years and two months later, Cheng is finally s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Avenged Sevenfold Wants to Chat

    ​So Huntington Beach's Avenged Sevenfold released their fifth studio album, Nightmare, yesterday. Tomorrow at 2 p.m., they'll be holding a live chat with fans who've bought a  copy of their album. You can watch it here. Starting tomorrow, too, fans can buy a copy of Nightmare at the Best ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Wee Man In Mariachi Divas Video

    [Mental Notes] Also, Avenged Sevenfold drummer's cause of death, Rock the Bells has Lauryn Hill

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Cause Of Death Revealed: Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Died of Accidental Overdose

    ​[via Rolling Stone] Orange County Deputy Coroner Mitchell Sigal confirmed today that Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan died on December 28, 2009 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol. The toxicology report said Sullivan suffered "acute polydrug intoxica ... More >>