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Dream Theater Posts Drummer Search Documentary Video Clip

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Dream Theater, which has still not announced a replacement for drummer Mike Portnoy, has issued the following announcement about posting a video clip online detailing the band's search fora replacement drummer:

"A little more than a month after original drummer Mike Portnoy's sudden departure from Dream Theater, the band held three days of auditions in New York City. Over an amazing and productive three-day period, the band played, jammed and spoke candidly with seven of the world's greatest drummers, learning about them musically, personally and professionally, and assessing the fit of each drummer's incredible chops with the band's trademark prog-rock sound.

"Dream Theater have been extremely sensitive to the fact that this is not only a monumental decision in their own lives, but also a critical moment in the lives of DT fans around the world. The departure of our lifelong bandmate and friend was an unexpected and truly heartbreaking blow. The fact that as a result of that event we'd be introduced to seven infinitely capable and uniquely talented drummers was heartening.

"Dream Theater would like to share with its fans some of the intense process, along with the musical joy, that went into choosing a new drummer. Who is the best fit behind the kit?

"Go to Dream Theater's Facebook page to sign up for the mailing list and to receive more details about an exclusive and intimate look at the auditions, and to find out exactly when and how the momentous announcement about the band's new lineup will be made. Also on Facebook, fans will be able to find out information about the band's upcoming 2011 World Tour."

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1. deathbringer writes:

I bet it's a drum machine :-P

# Apr 21, 2011 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xFiruath writes:

At this point, I'll be severely disappointed if it's *not* a drum machine.

# Apr 21, 2011 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ZMA writes:

Watch it's that crazy drum machine from that Metalocalypse episode haha. I really don't see why Dream Theater just didn't take even a year off when Portnoy said he wanted to stop. They have more then enough money and once they got back into it I'm sure their new album would be amazing after all that time. But I guess the other guys didn't feel that way.

# Apr 21, 2011 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

Yeah dream theatre wont settle with a regular drum machine. They are going to get IBM supercomputer Watson hooked up to a drum machine. Every drum hit will be the most well thoughtout and logical.

# Apr 21, 2011 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Pestilentich writes:

Its probably Richard Christy, haha that would be sick!

# Apr 21, 2011 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ZMA's avatar

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6. ZMA writes:

I would actually be totally ok with it be Richard Christy. He's a fantastic drummer. I first heard him on his Charred Walls Of The Damned stuff and it was amazing.

# Apr 21, 2011 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hewhoshallnotbenamed writes:

gene hoglan
or
martin lopez

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. my nominee writes:

The drummer for Mastodon

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZMA writes:

I would sh!t bricks if it was Gene Hoglan.

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. from facebook writes:

For starters, I have been a fan for 20 years, but I have to say that I am truly stunned by this juvenile cry for attention. There are several things I have learned about DT since the departure of MP. The most important thing that I have l...earned is that MP was the true heart of DT. (Whether the boys want to admit that or not). JP did say that “DT has always been more than just one person”. Your right John, it has been about 5 people, not 4 plus a new guy.

If Rush decided to replace Neil Peart, or if Neil Peart decided to leave Rush (depending on which camp you belong to) do you think they would still be Rush?

You have certainly displayed that several people have the technical ability to sit behind a drum set, and you are all truly incredible musicians, but you have lost your heart without MP, and this child-like attempt to draw attention to yourselves after two plus decades of letting the music speak for itself really proves that.

Shame on the four of you!

# Apr 23, 2011 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. CorpusUpir writes:

^^^ agreed dude never seen a band try to get so much attention from a negative thing... I would laugh my a$$ off if it was MP that is the "new" drummer and they were just messing with us all

# Apr 23, 2011 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. WOLF7 writes:

Hmm... considering what a poser band Dream Theater are, this might be interesting viewing. I can just imagine how it goes;

"listen, you're a great drummer, but your dressing style just doesn't fit into our band. Sorry."
"listen, you're a great drummer, but... you know, you're bald. We need someone with a long 80s glam rock hair. Sorry"

# Apr 23, 2011 @ 5:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. hellrat writes:

^^^hell yeah people, I agree 100 fvckin percent with 10-12...thanks as well for chuckles, Wolf :)

these dudes are genuine frikken tools....posers indeed. I will always remember hearing their sh!t singer completely butcher 'Hallowed be thy Name'...fvckin hack was WAY outta his league

NP---Children of the Damned---666

# Apr 23, 2011 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Crushem writes:

F#ckin bullsh$t. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought they blocked MP from rejoining after that stint with A7X? Now they're b****ing about it?

# Apr 23, 2011 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ZMA writes:

I'm in agreement with all this.
They did block him from coming back. They didn't even tell him either, their pu$$y a$$ lawyers did. You'd think after you've been in a band with people since 85 they'd be friends enough to tell you themselves.
He didn't even wanna leave Dream Theater, he wanted to take a break for a year and go off and get stuff out of his system and then come back. I thought that would've been a great idea considering they've been basically nonstop ever since they formed. But they didn't want to.
When honestly what's the point? They all have more then enough money to just take it easier for a year. And I guarantee that after that year they would've all come back stronger then ever.
These guys are stubborn. But if they still wanna tour then whatever go ahead.
But I can tell you right now, and I'm sure most everyone would agree, this new guy better live up to the hype their trying to put out. Because if he's not good the sh!t storm will come.

# Apr 24, 2011 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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