Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
I said it last September, when Portnoy left the band:
Mangini was a near shoe in the from the start, to the point I'm still a bit surprised they just didn't call him up and offer him the job from day one.
From the Drumhead eMag Issue #27:
"Drumhead's editor-in-chief, Jonathan Mover, spoke with Mike at the of beginning January about the new gig
DT got great publicity out of this. The video's are cool, and all the DWorld drummers involved in the process come off as cool dudes, so it's all good.