Drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) has released the following update:
“I had a great time with my [ADRENALINE MOB] brothers at these last shows in South America. Honestly, I’m sad to see it end…
“Although I recently announced having to step aside from the band because of current scheduling conflicts (I hate the word ‘quit,’ as so many websites took it upon themselves to so eloquently use as a stupid headline for shock value), I must say I’d always be happy to help them out whenever/however I could in the future should our schedules and situations allow.
“I really will miss Russell [Allen, vocals], Mike Orlando [guitar] and John[Moyer, bass]. We made some great music and unforgettable memories together the last couple years. Through thick and thin…for better or worse. Like any marriage, family or brotherhood.