Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini recently did a solo tour of Italy, performing drum clinics and answering questions from fans and fellow drummers. Groove Portal interviewed him backstage at one of these events, and you can watch the whole conversation now. He talks about his setup and drum style, the evolution of his kit over his career, and much more. Oh, and you'll get to see him play a five-minute drum solo, too.

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