Re: Dream Theater's new drummer
I really thought Mangini was the right guy almost from the minute I saw him play with them on the first episode. He just has the right flavor of intensity - almost like a Bozzio from 25 or 30 years ago. Also, he was really mental about it as Matt pointed out - there was nothing tepid or half way in his mental approach or preparation. The chemistry was just there, too - he owned those guys from the minute he walked into the room: he was gracious, familiar, honest, and just immediately likable. Then there was his jaw-dropping drumming. I like him better than Portnoy to be honest.