Mike Portnoy is back as Dream Theater’s drummer! I can’t believe it!
Just read the news and, really, I still can’t believe it! I feel bad for Mike Mangini, tho, he’s a terrific drummer but he was in the very uncomfortable position of filling Portnoy’s shoes and pleasing the fans. I remember being very skeptical anyone could replace Portnoy and Mangini proved me wrong with his powerhouse audition, but I then found his live performances lacking and eventually lost interest on the band.
I never imagined Portnoy would be back after 13 years! Looking forward for their new album!