Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy shared a recent Instagram post on his verified account and thanked all musicians and non-musicians friends who celebrated his 52nd birthday.

Here is what Mike wrote:

“What a way to celebrate my birthday! Jamming all night w my metal brothers and getting a cake on stage from Gary Holt, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson, Mark Menghi, Phil Demmel, Chuck Billy, Troy Sanders, John Bush, Charlie Benante, Tom Hunting, Rick Hunolt, Steve Zetro Souza and a room full of metalheads here in San Francisco!

After watching Murder In The Front Row today with all these guys, it reminded me how much I love and respect all these guys and how honored I am to play with them! 🤘
@metalallegiance @mikeportnoy @alexskolnick @davidellefsonbass @markmenghi @phildemmel @garyholt_official @chuckfcknbilly #troysanders #johnbush @rickhunolt @zetrodus @charbenante #tomhunting”

You can see the photo below: