Watch below as Talking Metal's Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy interview Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy before the band's show at Madison Square Garden earlier this month.

While Dream Theater just wrapped a tour supporting Iron Maiden in North America, Portnoy will be out on the road drumming for Avenged Sevenfold on the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Tour starting mid-August. Mike discusses the experience recording with A7X, his involvement in other projects Hail! and Transatlantic, the Maiden tour, Progressive Nation and much more. Watch it now!