Thanks to this video series, which was recently uploaded by RoadRunner Records on YouTube, I gained respect and appreciation of Mike Mangini's talent, abilities, and attitude. At first, I was thinking of Marco Minnemann, who I think would have been also a great fit for Dream Theater. But I thought that Mike Mangini would do a wonderful job in carrying the torch.
* Check out Mike Mangini's interview (04 May 2011) on Modern Drummer Online.
* You can backread My Sentiments on Mike Portnoy (and his Dream Theater departure), written on September 14, 2010.