Dream Theaters pursuit to replace Mike Portnoy, has come to an end, as they announced that Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Extreme, Annihilator) got the spot as their new drummer. Episode three of the documentary can be viewed here.
You can view all the episodes of the documentary “The Spirit Carries On,” here.
Mike Mangini commented: “The day that I got the phone call to be in Dream Theater, it took my brain a minute to assemble what was going on, and when it sank in, the feeling was just of tremendous relief. It means so much to me, I almost felt like crying a couple of times. [Laughs] I didn’t know what to do. What it means to me to be part of not only such a legendary band, but this band, is a sense of fulfillment and purpose. I feel like a puzzle piece, and with Mike Portnoy in particular, I feel really honored to carry on the torch for him; I’m carrying on his spirit.”