Mostly joking. He's a pretty tasteful player, I can only imagine him subdividing a simple 4/4 song into four different time signatures mid-song.
Only because I kinda want to see it happen
I’m a drum fanatic, often more than I am guitar, that dude just has such a creative way of filtering his influences into their music that it’s just a big drumgasm for me. It’s like the dude took the lineage of the world’s greatest drummers and found the most badass way he could to make them work.
There’s guys like Mangini who can play anything on a technical level and has the 4-way independence down cold, but you really know what you’re going to get going into a Dream Theater song as where Danny just keeps coming up with stuff I’d never even think of. His grooves are just ridiculous.
When I started playing drums, just like young guitarists want to jump right into shredding and sweeping, there was one groove I wanted to learn REALLY bad and it’s a b*tch between the feet alone. I sat in my buddy’s drum store practice room playing this for like a straight week until I got it. Couldn’t play f*ck all for anything else, but I got this beat down!