Dream Theater’s Search For A New Drummer

Dream Theater had a big role to fill when drummer Mike Portnoy left the group. Check out the whole audition process!

The band, Dream Theater, had big shoes to fill when original drummer Mike Portnoy decided it was time to leave the group.  After much debate and auditions with several of the top drummers in the music industry, the band settled on their new permanent drummer.  I won’t let the cat out of the bag too soon, because the video below shares highlights the audition process for the coveted drum throne of Dream Theater.  The music is extremely difficult in Dream Theater for every instrument in the band, but some of the best drummers in the industry showed up to audition and strut their stuff.  Check out the whole process below!

Dream Theater held several auditions for the coveted position of drummer in the band.  It’s definitely a big role to fill and the best of the best showed up to try for the spot.  Check out the audition process in this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXM3DuUftKE&feature=related.

And the winner was… Mike Mangini.  Mike had a rock solid audition and made the band feel comfortable on stage with his steady eye contact and personal interpretations.  Check out one of Mike Mangini’s drum solos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBmz39y5_28.

I hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at the audition process for Dream Theater.  This was big news in the music world because this band continues to be one of the most successful bands in rock music.



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