Re: Mike Portnoy
I think of Mike Portnoy like this: If Lars Ulrich and Neil Peart were to run at one-another and melded together, you would get Mike Portnoy. Portnoy has the technical skills of Neil Peart (although I feel Peart is a better drummer) and the spirit and face-making of Lars Ulrich (but Portnoy loves bootleg Dream Theatre items).
Passion is poison laced with pleasure, bittersweet. One of many faces, that hides deep beneath.