Portnoy Joins New Supergroup
Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy is part of a new supergroup.
He joins Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse, multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard), bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and vocalist Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Endochine) in the as yet unnamed band.
However, they’ve already started recording their debut album. Says Neal Morse about this new project:
“Last April I got together with Steve Morse to do some writing and to see what would happen with a collaboration between the two of us and how I went down to his house in Florida and spent some days with him, getting to know him and writing some music and we had a really good time. So we’ve been talking about doing a project together for a while.
“We’re all excited about the project, but it is a bit of a mystery as to what will come. The vision is to do something a little more song-oriented and not quite so riffy, as one might expect.”