Mike Portnoy Of Dream Theater

Watch Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy Learn To Play Tool’s “Pneuma”


In what is almost the realization of a ‘what if’ scenario, Drumeo recently had returning Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy learn how to play Tool‘s “Pneuma” in the shortest amount of time possible. Considering both Portnoy and Tool‘s percussionist Danny Carey are considered to be among some of the most technically gifted players of their generation, this video is an interesting watch for fans of progressive metal and drumming alike.

Even for someone of Portnoy‘s caliber, the song presented a considerable challenge, much to Portnoy‘s chagrin. At one point Portnoy quipped, “They probably spent how many years writing this, like ten years? And what do I get? Ten minutes?”

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