Re: Dream Theater's new drummer
I'm not into Dream Theater and Mike Mangini was never my cup of tea, but that audition video has really given me a new appreciation for him. As others have pointed out, his intensity is very impressive. But he's not just some guy who gets fired up to compete and can't cool down. Watch him work the room after the rehearsal. He's not weird or too intense, or socially awkward in the way some ultra-competitive people are. Instead, he's a pro; confident, but not obnoxious at all.
We could probably all learn something from the way Mike prepares and carries himself. Color me impressed.