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Old 04-30-2011, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Dream Theater's new drummer is MIKE MANGINI

Thanks for your thoughts, you're probably right. Yes I always thought they're very nice guys,
too, that's why I was surprised to hear Jordan say that, and I probably got him wrong.

I actually own some Jordan Rudess solo cds, so I know what a fine and classically trained
musician he is :). Yes of course him reading is not a bad thing at all, it's just a funny situation,
having those drummers play all the complicated stuff at once, while Mr Rudess comfortably
reads a tune he's been playing for years :). Don't meant it in a mean way. Maybe he's not
even looking at all...

Your last point essentially about being humble in an audition is good, too. That's the wisest
thing to do of course, and it doesn't serve anybody if one comes across arrogant and trying
to be superior or more knowledgeable than the band members.
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