The former drummer of Dream Theater and also a current member of bands like Sons of Apollo and The Winery Dogs, Mike Portnoy, has posted a new photo on his official Instagram account today and shared why he was getting thousands of DMs for many months.

Mike Portnoy stated that he’s gotten hundreds of DMs, messages, and SMS’s from his friends and other people for months to show how an amateur drummer named Deden Now is trying to play his songs from Dream Theater with his jerry-build kit.

According to the caption of the screenshot he has shared from the video of Deden Noy, Mike Portnoy has announced that he is in the process of ensuring a proper instrument for Deden via the sponsorship of two famous drum manufacturers: Sabian Cymbals and Tama Drums. That emotional post got over 10K likes in a short time.

Here is what Mike Portnoy wrote in the caption:

“Over the past few weeks, I’ve gotten HUNDREDS (maybe even thousands?) of DM’s, messages, texts, tags, etc from people all around the world sending me links to Deden Noy playing a lot of my songs on his homemade kit.

His talents are indeed incredible and I am in the process of arranging to get him a new kit & cymbals with the incredible support from Sabian Cymbals and Tama Drums.”

Click here for the post and check out one of the videos Mike’s young fan below.