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Watch Mike Portnoy cover Ramones

Mike Portnoy
(Image credit: Mike Portnoy)

Did you ever think you'd see Mike Portnoy covering the Ramones? Well, now thanks to Coronavrius lockdown you can. Yesterday Portnoy posted a picture of the legendary New York quartet, as well as a picture of himself playing the bass guitar.

Later his he revealed what he'd been up to posting a video of him covering We're A Happy Family (from 1977's Rocket To Russia album) which he's recorded playing drums, bass, guitar and singing, with help of the rest of the Portnoy clan at home.

"If you’ve gotta be stuck at home in quarantine for a few months, there’s no better family and no better place than Camp Portnoy," Portnoy states on his Facebook page. "Enjoy this fun video courtesy of Mike, Marlene, Melody, Max, Mickey, Mini & Mittens Portnoy... (And RIP Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee & Tommy... and thanks Marky, Richie & CJ Ramone)."

You can watch Portnoy's quarantine video of We're A Happy Family in full below. Looking forward to some more covers Mike...

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.