Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mike Mangini Named As New Drummer of Dream Theater

Mike Mangini, the 48-year-old musician who has played for Annihilator, Extreme, James LaBrie and Steve Vai, has officially joined Dream Theater as the new drummer, replacing the departed Mike Portnoy.

Mangini was chosen from seven drummers who auditioned for the position, a group that also consisted of Aquiles Priester, Peter Wildoer, Marco Minnemann, Virgil Donati, Derek Roddy, and Thomas Lang.

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