Mike later formed the group Ramatam. Pinera was then the founding member of the band New Cactus, a later incarnation of the band Cactus.
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-- "I-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (1968)
-- "Unconscious Power "
He was the guitarist for Alice Cooper from 1980-1983. He appeared and jammed with such groups as Led Zepplin, Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Eric Clapton and the Cream, The Who, Santana, Jimi Hendrix and many more. He did a tour of duty with Alice Cooper recording two albums and several world tours. Many of the Cooper shows he opened as the Mike Pinera Band and then would return later in the show to play with Alice.
Years passed and the road nearly destroyed everything he worked for as he slipped deep into an addiction to cocaine.
He is currently performing with the Classic Rock All Stars.