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Meet Dream Theater’s New Drummer… Mike Mangini

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In this whole thing that played out like a fucking reality show, Dream Theater has finally announced a new drummer to replace Mike Portnoy (who’s recent departure also played out like a fucking reality show), the 48-year-old instructor and music theory author Mike Mangini.

Mangini, who’s played with Annihilator, Extreme, James Labrie and Steve Vai, has a pretty impressive resume of drumming accolades under his belt including two books he’s written on his drumming technique, a handful of “Fastest Drummer” records, and a teaching position at the Berkley College of Music. After a pretty ridiculous and overly publicized (which you can watch elsewhere) try-out session against six other incredibly talented musicians, Dream Theater officially offered Mangini the job. Obviously he accepted and here we are.

The entire tryout video series, titled The Spirit Carries On, can be viewed on Road Runner’s Youtube channel.

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