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What's it like being a drummer in a prog band when your dad is Mike Portnoy?

Life can be tough when your dad is the world's biggest prog drummer – that doesn’t phase Max Portnoy, though, whose band Next To None are back with Phases, their bigger and better second album

It’s not easy being a teenager: the quest for what kind of person you’re going to be has just begun, along with the looming weight of those first adult responsibilities. Add to this the fact that your dad is a world-famous drum legend…

Many Dream Theater fans will remember Max Portnoy as a toddler, banging on a drum kit next to his dad, Mike, as seen on countless YouTube videos. Today, however, Max is a drummer in his own right with Next To None, and the 18-year-old exudes a maturity beyond his years.


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