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Old 05-01-2011, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Dream Theater's new drummer is MIKE MANGINI

Originally Posted by Deltadrummer View Post
Portnoy put up a video on youtube of himself and his boy playing drums. I think he is going through a midlife crisis, and I think part of it has to do with what people have been talking about.
Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
As for Portnoy, between seeing him briefly at NAMM and the last few video interviews he's given, I've never seem him look happier. It seems being out of DT has felt liberating for him.
Delta, what do you base your assumptions? Did you see the MP-interview I gave a link a
page or so before in this thread?
Originally Posted by Deltadrummer
Many of these guys wanted to be jazz players
I don't think this is true for the guys in DT, or for most of the new school, prog metal, musicians.
If anything, they tend to classical music I'd say. Jordan Rudess was at Julliard at age 9.
DT clearly go for intriguing composition, not improvisation in the sense that jazz musicians
work on and explore.
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