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Dream Theater Confirmed For Download Festival

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Dream Theater confirmed today that they'll be playing UK's Download 2007. Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy can't wait: "Fuck yeah! It's about time!!! I am absolutely stoked for Dream Theater to finally play Download... In a career already filled with so many personal achievements and dreams having been realized, somehow an invitation to play Download or Donington has always eluded us thus far... After all our hard work for the past 21 years and having made so many fans and friends in the U.K., it's nice to finally get the invitation! This gig will come within the first month of a world tour that will last well into 2008 for us, but I can already predict this will be one of the highlights of the year for us..."

Other confirmed acts include Devil Driver, DragonForce, Evanescence, Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Korn, Linkin Park, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Shadows Fall, and Slayer.

Visit the Download 2007 web site for more details.

Source: RoadRunner Records

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1. Ostracised writes:

Hell yeah!!!! I'd LOVE to see the look on the fans of those talentless hacks Linkin Park when DT takes the stage!!!!!!!

# Mar 14, 2007 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. y uk? writes:

damn uk getting an amazing lineup like that, COME TO THE US!!! f*** korn and linkin park, but sh** thats an amazing line up, im insanely jeleous of you people in the uk that can go to that.

# Mar 14, 2007 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

I live in the Uk and I ain't going purely 'cause of the headliners. I hate Emo so My Chem are scum and I don't wanna see 'em. I don't like Linkin Park and saw Maiden a few months ago. Also, how Crue can play without headlining the main stage is confusing and infuriating. Plus I went in 2005 and KSE were there and I thought they were sh**

# Mar 14, 2007 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Stephen writes:

Dream Theater and Slayer are reason enough to go to the festival. Nothing more to say.

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# Mar 14, 2007 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. LiquidMetal77 writes:

the whole lineup sounds good to me, dunno about korn though.

# Mar 14, 2007 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

I'd watch Korn if I was there

# Mar 14, 2007 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Neurotictim writes:

Any news on whether they'll be releasing a DVD with these performers? I bought Gigantour DVD, was blown away by Dream Theater, and would love to see some of the other bands on the bill on the same disc.

# Mar 14, 2007 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ArchEnemy84 writes:

PLEASE BRING DOWNLOAD TO THE U.S. That lineup PWNS last year's OZZFEST line up. Seriously, though I can live without the p***ies of Linkin Park and the faded sound of Korn. God.

# Mar 14, 2007 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kallah writes:

Wow, I hope Linkin Park gets booed off stage.

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. alwaysthesameflight writes:

linkin park is such a joke

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. kev74d writes:

You know, the line up is pretty bad-ass. I'd also like to see it come to dvd like Gigantour did. And yes, Dream Theatre are a very talented band. I'm glad they get the opportunity to do this finally. Sounds like it's something they have been waiting for. Megadeth is on a rise again. Good to see them on there. Lamb of God, one of metals best. Iron Maiden, Shadowsfall, Motley Crue, I'm getting dizzy. I need to see this festival. Be intresting to see Machine head and Slayer together again. I know both camps have had words over the last couple of years. But all in all, I agree with what "ArchEnemy84" posted. This lineup is better than last years "Ozzfest". You here that "ozzfest", get your sh** together. Wish they could get Black Label Society on this thing. I'd rip an arm off to go then. LOL. BLEED BLACK LABEL!!!!

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ArchEnemy84 writes:

You left out one band kev74d. Killswitch Engage! I love KsE! But yeah, this pwns last year's Ozzfest.

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. kev74d writes:

You are correct. How thoughtless of me not to speak of Killswitch Engage. I really admire their guitar players. Funny and talented. And I misspelled the word "hear" in my post. Geeze, I am slipping today. LOL. BLEED BLACK LABEL!!!!

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. poisonprophet13 writes:

Dream Theater? ...with Slayer,Iron Maiden & Megadeth?!
They're as good as dead.They are going to ripped apart
by the fans!GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BaM-21 writes:

poison stfu

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BrianSD writes:

Machine Head, Slayer, Dream Theater, Killswitch and Lamb of God...wish they'd do this show in Chicago!

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Poison writes:

Poison probably never heard of DT to post such mindless sh**.

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. kallah writes:

Omg why did I post under poison... dam me

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. poisonprophet13 writes:

I think Dream Theater SUCKS!
It's just my opinon,so chill the f**k out!

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. kallah writes:

Dream Theater might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's far from being sh**.

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. poisonprophet13 writes:

True,It's not s**t,but I still think they can't handle Slayer fans(but what band can?).

# Mar 18, 2007 @ 2:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Pursuit_Of_Vikings writes:

It makes me discouraged when I watch people like John Petrucci, Yngwie, and Satriani play. Then I take comfort in reminding myself that their music still sucks :)

# Mar 21, 2007 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. slayerdisciple writes:

Dream Theater doesnt suck its just not everyone gets them

# Mar 21, 2007 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. aj writes:

linkin park is the best band ever

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. kallah writes:

Best band ever my f***ing ass...

Dumb troll

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. slayerdisciple writes:

linkin park even good at all is a f***in joke

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. aj writes:

troll?
where the hell did that come from? do you have no better names to call me?
dumbass
linkin park rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 23, 2007 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Stephen writes:

AJ, you must be new around here. Let me put it to you like this: If you put any member of Linkin Park in a line with 5 other guys and said to me, "find the retard", I would choose the LP member in a heartbeat.

# Mar 23, 2007 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. aj writes:

oh ha ha ha you're a real funny one!
oh yah ... im not new im always a b****

# Mar 24, 2007 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. aj writes:

and DONT make fun of retards....or use that word towards someone that obviously doesnt have a mental disorder
i dont agree with using that word freely...its disrespectful.

# Mar 24, 2007 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. XxComeblackxX writes:

Well for all you slayer fans. As of JULY 25th SLAYER AND MARILYN MANSON along with 2 other bands will be touring the U.S. Surpriseing pair to say the least but it should be an amazing show. I love slayer and mansons cool and puts on a great show so you can go to road runner.com too check it out or here's the link. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=69406

# Mar 26, 2007 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. slayerdisciple writes:

post 30 f*** the retards called linkin park

# Mar 26, 2007 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. aj writes:

dude shut the hell up i wasnt talkin 2 u

# Mar 26, 2007 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. slayerdisciple writes:

dont care they still f***in suck let me know when they discover talent

# Mar 26, 2007 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. kallah writes:

Looks like Aj didn't discover any talented bands so far.

# Mar 26, 2007 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. aj writes:

um...are you p***y's suppossed to be offending me? because if you are...get some new material.

# Mar 27, 2007 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. kallah writes:

Wow, you yell "linkin park is the best band ever" IN A F*CKING ***UNDERGROUND METAL*** site and YOU call us p***ies? Looks like you need a brain check.

# Mar 27, 2007 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. aj writes:

if you listen to 'qwerty' then you would know why i call them the best band, and why they're on this cite.
and i have the right to voice my opinion so leave me alone
oh yah and sorry i didnt mean to call everyone else a p***y, just you.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. slayerdisciple writes:

u do have the right to voice ur opinion me and kallah have the right to disagree with ur opinion as well and if u choose to express ur opinion about a commercial band in an underground thread expect this to happen

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. aj writes:

did your parents like never teach you to shut your mouths?

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Ostracised writes:

Okay, here it is. Dream Theater, like most real progressive rock/metal is something out of the mainstream. Every time I've seen them (3) they've played to sold out crowds, and all of their shows I've seen were the "An Evening With..." format (only them, 2 sets). There were a whole bunch of people standing outside trying to buy tickets from anyone that would sell even one. They are an enormously talented band, and like bands with true talent, the mainstream media/record companies cannot properly market them in the US. I've heard many bands called "great" but when I listen to them they sound like all the other crap MTV and radio pushes. DT has the talent to push the boundaries of music, and the fanbase to keep them playing, even when the promoters say they can't put them in a bigger venue because they're not "popular enough".

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# Mar 30, 2007 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Stephen writes:

Ostracised is exactly right. That's why Dream Theater released a live DVD at Budokan and Petrucci's last G3 DVD was recorded at Tokyo. In Japan and even Europe a band like them can sell out huge venues but in the US they have to play smaller gigs to have sold out shows. Really sad, though. I think Dream Theater is the best prog band to some around since Pink Floyd. And that's a comparison I would make with no other band, past or pesent.

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Stephen writes:

*Come around. That's what I meant. My bad.

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Rock writes:

All i know is little parky should not even be talked about talent felling nothing. somewhere dime is crying.

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. HellScream420 writes:

Linkin park can just f***ing die. I cant stand rap mix wit rock at all. well i hate all rap anyway. But it would be werid if they made rap mix wit metal. Metal is alittle too hard for me but it ok wit me. But manson. He f***ing rock. I hope manson just grab a broken bottle and cut linkin park apart, and rape the f*** out of linkin. and throw linkin park in the cword and have the people tear linkin like they did to the dog that manson threw.

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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