Dream Theater's Mike Mangini Takes You Through His Kit (Part 3 Of 3)

 
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini plays a big kit. But when the guys from MetalSucks.net asked him to break it down for them, in an installment of their popular "Rigged" column, even they weren't expecting it to require multiple posts to encompass everything he hits or steps on during the course of a Dream Theater show or recording session. Here's a link to Part 1, where he discusses everything pedal-operated (bass drums and hi-hats) and his snare drums (yes, there are a few). Here's a link to Part 2, where he takes you through his cymbals and toms. And finally, here's a link to Part 3, which deals with electronics and other trickery. At the end of this epic journey, Mangini sums it all up by saying, "Drums are fun.
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EXCLUSIVE Photos - Dream Theater Live In New York 10.12.11

 
Dream Theater played a sold-out show at New York's Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, October 12, and naturally, we were there to capture some astonishing photos of their performance and their mind-blowing stage set. Check them all out at this link! Dream Theater's tour in support of their latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, continues to roll across North America, with Trivium opening up.
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Video: Mike Mangini Drum Solo

 
Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini posted this video of his drum solo from their recent New Jersey concert, and offered the following thoughts on the band's Facebook page: "Drum solo from behind the kit in NJ. I'll be changing this solo in 2012 when we go back to EU by the way.
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Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess Playing Solo Show In NYC November 12

 
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be playing a rare solo concert at the New York jazz club The Iridium on November 12. For more information about this one-time event, click here. Dream Theater are currently on the road, supporting their new album A Dramatic Turn of Events; visit our tour page to find a show near you! Also, all those who entered the "Make a Dream Theater Lyric Video, Win a Signed CD" contest, we haven't forgotten about you - Jordan was so impressed by the number of entries, he decided he wanted to pick the winner himself, is all.
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Photo: Members Of Trivium & Dream Theater Stop By Our Office

 
Yesterday, members of Trivium and Dream Theater came by the office prior to their sold-out show at New York's Beacon Theatre. We'll have exclusive photos from that show, as well as some really interesting video, very soon. L-R: Matt Heafy (Trivium), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Monte Conner (Roadrunner A&R), Corey Beaulieu & Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium). The Dream Theater/Trivium tour continues to roll across North America; visit our tour page to find a show near you!.
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Video: Dream Theater's Mike Mangini Talks Hockey

 
Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini was interviewed by the Canadian sports site The Score when the band was in Toronto on their current North American tour. He talks about his love of hockey, specifically the Boston Bruins, other Boston-related sports triumphs, and...the Harlem Globetrotters? Check out the video below. Dream Theater are on tour right now, supporting their latest album A Dramatic Turn of Events; visit our tour page to find a show near you..
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Dream Theater's James LaBrie Interviewed By Hard News Cafe

 
Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie was recently interviewed by Hard News Cafe, prior to the band's performance in Salt Lake City. In the feature, he talks about how new drummer Mike Mangini is performing on the band's current tour, what the most difficult Dream Theater song is for him to perform, and much more. Says LaBrie of Mangini, "He’s infectious.
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