Mike is probably one of the most popular drummers I could have had in my show. I surely do not belong to the group of Dream Theater fan boys but I have always liked his drumming on the albums I can claim my own. This way, however, I do not rank as “lover” or “hater” which I reckoned to be a good prerequisite for an interview with Mike.
Long story short: none of the weird things I had heard about him appeared true; it was even me terminating the interview just before I could have felt guilty for keeping him to long. It was great seeing that Mike who had suffered such a backlash after parting from his former band appeared so content and balanced.