Speaking in a recent interview with Über Röck TV, former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy explains his thoughts about being favorite drummer by so many people. He said:

“I prefer the word ‘favorite,’ I don’t think there’s such a thing as a ‘best’ drummer. Anytime I see these polls or whatever, it’s flattering to be winning them and everything, but music isn’t a sport or competition.

So I prefer the word ‘favorite.’ It’s nice when somebody says that you’re their ‘favorite’ drummer. Okay, that’s okay, ’cause it’s subjective. In any case, it’s flattering. I don’t think I’m the ‘best’ — I know I’m not the best — but it’s nice to be a favorite.”

He also revealed his favorite drummers. He said:

“I don’t have one; I have several. I mean, some of my heroes are John Bonham, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Ringo Starr, Terry Bozzio, Bill Bruford… The list goes on and on and on.”

Check the interview below.

Previous article9 Year Old Boy Playing Metallica’s King Nothing (Drum Cover)
Next articleCliff Burton’s Last Show With Metallica (Live)
I'm awfully sorry for any grammatical errors and not understanding the nuances of some words and English phrases. Please bear with me as it's not my first language. You can mail me for correction any time: contact@metalheadzone.com