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Re: New Mike Mangini Interview
« Reply #631 on: March 07, 2017, 06:16:43 PM »
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mike-mangini-explains-his-limited-role-in-dream-theater-songwriting-process/

Pretty damn close, Kotow :lol

Wow, that's typical Blabbermouth right there!  :lol

Seriously, I really hope they include A LOT of Mike's ideas on the next album, the guy has lots of good things to offer to the table, and his musical chemistry with JR, and, specially, JM is amazing.
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« Reply #632 on: March 09, 2017, 06:28:51 PM »
Good interview. Mangini sounds optimistic about eventually having a more substantial role in the song-writing process.
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« Reply #633 on: March 10, 2017, 06:20:25 AM »
I have a question as I am ignorant and too lazy to look it up, does Mangini have a history of songwriting? I mean, he wants his ideas to be considered but has he acted in that capacity before?

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« Reply #634 on: March 10, 2017, 06:31:10 AM »
You know, I have wondered the exact same thing. After all, there is not a single solo album of his. MP, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang, they all have put out stuff on the side. MM has put out instructional stuff, but it's odd that someone who has mostly been told what exactly to play throughout his career has not created a project of his own that would showcase his own ideas.
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« Reply #635 on: March 10, 2017, 06:35:41 AM »
Maybe he wants to be able to be in the writing process just putting his input to certain drum beats and fills. He makes a suggestion and the band works around that.  I also think he wants more control of his drum sound.  I totally understand that.
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« Reply #636 on: March 10, 2017, 09:12:24 AM »
Apparently he is writting a solo album now.

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« Reply #637 on: March 10, 2017, 09:21:52 AM »
Maybe he wants to be able to be in the writing process just putting his input to certain drum beats and fills. He makes a suggestion and the band works around that.  I also think he wants more control of his drum sound.  I totally understand that.

That's kinda what I gathered as well. He has said in interviews his biggest mark in terms of helping to write so far in DT is IT. And it sounded like he basically was apart of coming up with the flow of the arrangement, maybe coming up with patterns and beat ideas that helped drive the creativity of the writing.

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« Reply #638 on: March 10, 2017, 10:10:47 AM »
You know, I have wondered the exact same thing. After all, there is not a single solo album of his. MP, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang, they all have put out stuff on the side. MM has put out instructional stuff, but it's odd that someone who has mostly been told what exactly to play throughout his career has not created a project of his own that would showcase his own ideas.

I don't recall MP releasing a solo album or something similar. He's always released tons of albums with different bands, but most (if not all) of them have included other main songwriters (Kotzen, Morse, Petrucci, Rudess, etc.)
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« Reply #639 on: March 10, 2017, 10:31:52 AM »
Apparently he is writting a solo album now.

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Re: New Mike Mangini Interview
« Reply #640 on: March 10, 2017, 02:34:45 PM »
You know, I have wondered the exact same thing. After all, there is not a single solo album of his. MP, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang, they all have put out stuff on the side. MM has put out instructional stuff, but it's odd that someone who has mostly been told what exactly to play throughout his career has not created a project of his own that would showcase his own ideas.

I don't recall MP releasing a solo album or something similar. He's always released tons of albums with different bands, but most (if not all) of them have included other main songwriters (Kotzen, Morse, Petrucci, Rudess, etc.)

Note how I ended that sentence with "stuff on the side" :D. True, MP never had a true solo album in that sense, but he for sure stretched his creative juices outside of his main band.
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