born in New York ( March 7, 1999 ), currently resides in Pennsylvania, where he takes part in his school’s jazz, marching, and concert bands. Max began playing the drums at age 5 but got serious about his drumming by age 8. He realized that drumming would be his career during the many years of going on tour with his idol (and father), Mike Portnoy
. He loves playing metal, rock, prog, and jazz on the drums. Max's musical taste is diverse; his favorite bands are Slipknot, Metallica, and Lamb of God. He has always loved writing original music and playing it with his friends. His favorite movies are Sean of the Dead, Jurassic Park, and Land of the Lost. Gaming is a hobby, and his favorites are Left 4 Dead, Minecraft, and League of Legends. While drumming is Max's #1 passion, he has a strong interest in filming. Max was accepted and plans to attend Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and afterwards to attend a college for music and film, such as NYU or UCLA.
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 5.
(2015) (1658) Max Portnoy - autographed, concert used, Pro-Mark signature model drumstick, used 06/15/2015 Hashtag Bar, Staten Island, NY, autographed in person 10/10/15 Worcester Palladium.
(2015) (1659) Max Portnoy - autographed, concert used, Pro-Mark signature model drumstick, used 08/23/2015 Killmeyer's, Staten Island, NY.
(2017) (2855) Max Portnoy - autographed, concert used, Pro-Mark signature model drumstick, used 07/12/2017, The Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ.