Mike Portnoy Finally Gets A Hold Of His Favourite Albums And Pays Tribute To John Lennon And The Who

Dream Theater’s former drummer, Mike Portnoy, recently posted a photo on his Instagram account and expressed his excitement for finally getting two of his favorite albums of all time after years of waiting, the Plastic Ono Band and The Who Sell Out and said that his ‘ears and eyes are gonna be busy this weekend.’

As you know, Mike Portnoy is one of the most well-known and influential drummers of all time and he achieved mainstream success as the drummer of Dream Theater but his reputation spread even more with his work in numerous tribute bands and side projects such as Translatlantic, and Liquid Tension Experiment. Aside from a rockstar, Portnoy is also a huge rock fan who highly enjoys browsing new music, or revisiting old classics.

In his recent Instagram post, he expressed his excitement for finally getting a hold of the Plastic Ono Band album which was John Lennon’s first musical endeavor after the Beatles’ dissolution, was released in 1970. The ultimate edition of the album, which includes material from the recording sessions such as raw mixes and alternative takes, was released on April 23, and it just arrived at Mike Portnoy.

As for the second album, it’s The Who Sell Out which was originally released in 1967. It came to be known as one of the most experimental and creative albums in rock history as it features fake commercials interspersed with music. The Super Deluxe Edition of the iconic album was released on April 23 which made Portnoy very happy as it’s apparently one of his favorite albums ever.

Here’s what Mike Portnoy said in the caption of his post:

Two big arrivals today! Been waiting years for Deluxe Boxes of both of these fav albums of mine… Plastic Ono Band & The Who Sell Out… my ears and eyes are gonna be busy this weekend!”

You can check out Mike Portnoy’s Instagram post below.

Photo Credit: Mike Portnoy – Instagram