For the fifth year in a row, Mike Portnoy has won the "Progressive Rock" category of the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader's Poll! This places him on the magazine's Honor Roll. Mike also placed two albums in the "Performance of the Year" category with "Once In A LIVEtime" and "Liquid Tension Experiment". According to Modern Drummer, this is the first time in the history of the magazine that anyone has ever had two albums in this category.
In previous polls, Mike won the "Recorded Performance" category for "Falling Into Infinity", "Awake" and "A Change Of Seasons" and "Up & Coming Drummer" in 1993 for "Images And Words".