Mike Mangini Breaks His Silence After Being Replaced By Mike Portnoy

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In an interview with Ibagenscast of Brazil, Mike Mangini spoke positively about his departure from Dream Theater, emphasizing his gratitude for the experiences and achievements during his 13-year tenure. He reminisced about his contributions, particularly to the Grammy-winning song ‘The Alien’, and expressed contentment with his journey, likening it to a satisfying surfing experience.

Mangini also discussed his departure on the November 1 episode of ‘Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk’, where he shared his straightforward view of the situation. He saw the return of original drummer Mike Portnoy as a natural transition, perceiving it as an original member reuniting with his band. This perspective helped him accept the change easily and focus on his future projects.

John Petrucci, another Dream Theater member, also expressed his appreciation for Mangini’s contributions. In a social media post, Petrucci lauded Mangini’s extraordinary drumming skills and acknowledged the valuable moments and success they shared, including their first Grammy win. He wished Mangini the best in his future musical endeavors, highlighting a mutual respect and admiration between the former bandmates.

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