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About Mike/Personal Stuff - Requests

  1. Why doesn’t Mike respond to my e-mail? faq id: 15
  2. Can I meet Mike?
    Can Mike get me backstage passes?
    Can Mike help me with ______?
    Can I jam with Mike/Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment/OSI?
    faq id: 16
  3. Can Mike give me a private lesson? faq id: 17
  4. How can I get a backstage pass or meet Mike and the rest of Dream Theater? faq id: 250
  5. I’d like to do an interview with Mike for . Who would I contact to have this arranged? faq id: 251

Questions and Answers

  1. Why doesn’t Mike respond to my e-mail? faq id: 15
    He simply does not have the time provide personal responses in email. Mike has gone to great lengths to give you an abundance of information and somewhat personal contact on this site.

  2. Can I meet Mike?
    Can Mike get me backstage passes?
    Can Mike help me with ______?
    Can I jam with Mike/Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment/OSI?
    faq id: 16

    Unfortunately Mike cannot fulfill these requests. Please keep in mind that the Ask Mike section is not for requests of a personal nature.

  3. Can Mike give me a private lesson? faq id: 17
    As with other requests (just above this one), this is not one that Mike can fulfill – however, he has provided 2 different instructional videotapes that you can purchase. He also does drum clinics fairly regularly, so check back to this website for any upcoming clinics. His current instructional video is LIQUID DRUM THEATER, you can see a couple of short clips from it in the MULTIMEDIA section of this site.

  4. How can I get a backstage pass or meet Mike and the rest of Dream Theater? faq id: 250
    Answer: You can’t just get a backstage pass. You have to be in the right place at the right time. Your best bet to meet Mike and the rest of Dream Theater is just to continue hanging outside by the buses after the show is over, unless of course you have a friend who has connections or by chance someone ends up with an extra pass and gives it to you. Other than that, there is no real way to do so.

  5. I’d like to do an interview with Mike for . Who would I contact to have this arranged? faq id: 251
    Answer: Interviews must be set up through the press department at Elektra Records. Because his time is limited and his schedule is always busy, Mike doesn’t have the time to set these things up himself.