This is John Macaluso. He played on Dream Theater vocalist James Labrie’s solo album. He’s got solo album of his own and he also played with the prog metal band Ark. He’s got some skills, that’s for sure. Personally I gave up on Dream Theater after Awake disappointed me then Falling into Infinitiy disappointed me again. Check him out though. Can he handle Portnoy’s parts and take the drum seat behind Dream Theater?

Here’s Mr. Macaluso ripping a drum solo:

More creative drum solo stuff:

Can this guy replace Mike Portnoy? What do some real Dream Theater fans think?