Mike Mangini Is Dream Theater’s New Drummer [VIDEO]
Part three of the Dream Theater documentary traking the selection of their new drummer came out at 9 this morning. As a lot of people were already guessing, Mike Mangini was selected to fill Mike Portnoy’s drums shoes.
There were a lot of clues, such as the other front runner stating a few months ago that he wasn’t the new drummer, Mike Mangini cancelling his teaching gig at Berkley College of Music in Boston, etc.
I like their decision. He’s a great drummer who’s played with Annihilator, Steve Vai and Extreme. He seems fun and is insanely talented. If not Mangini, which of the other candidates would you have wanted to get the gig?
* Aquiles Priester (age 39) (ANGRA, PAUL DI’ANNO)
* Peter Wildoer (age 36) (DARKANE)
* Marco Minnemann (age 40) (KREATOR, NECROPHAGIST, EPHEL DUATH, JOE SATRIANI)
* Virgil Donati (age 52) (PLANET X, SEVEN THE HARDWAY)
* Derek Roddy (age 38) (HATE ETERNAL, NILE, TODAY IS THE DAY)
* Mike Mangini (age 48) (STEVE VAI, EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR)
* Thomas Lang (age 43) (JOHN WETTON, ROBERT FRIPP, GLENN HUGHES)