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Guess new Dream Theater drummer-win a prize.

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by mel_progson, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

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    Been saying it's Mangini for a long time now. It was so obvious it's anti-climatic. Good for Mike though, he's a great guy and one of the best drummers ever IMO. He had the greatest drum solo I've ever seen when he was with Vai.
     
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    I just got the email on this too. I'll be picking up a copy for sure.
     
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    AMBR Metal Grandma

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    Looks like a great issue. I want to read the report on the cruise as well.
     
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    I'll be honest. While I have heard some of the albums by the other drummers, I wasn't too familiar with any of the drummers' work outside of Wildoer. After seeing Mangini's audition though, it was obvious it was going to be him. He wanted it more than anyone else and nailed everything. He also got along best with the guys. I think most of the others just thought it was a good opportunity. I do agree with DT though that the top three were Mangini, Minnenman and Wildoer.
     
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    I can't really sympathize with all the haters here...
    Granted, I personally haven't liked much they've done after Scenes from a Memory, except for perhaps In the Presence of Enemies. Most of this has to do with me being disgusted by LaBrie these days... He can't be rough no matter how hard he tries so he should quit trying and do what he does best, high-pitched soaring melodies with clean voice.

    Well, now that I have ranted enough to also sound like a hater ( :) ) I just wanted to say that I A) thoroughly enjoyed these video clips and B) feel excited about this and would love to see the new band live.

    Cool stuff!
     
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    the "DUH' heard round the world. When they made the whole first episode with him, it was obvious it was him. I'm just mad that they could of announced this months ago but decided to wait and milk it for all its worth. It would of been different if they when they showed them, they hadnt made the decision yet. I love dream theater, but now i realize why Portnoy was the face of DT. I dont think he would of ever done this say if Ruddess left. Makes me sad cause i was hoping for Donati, but there was no way he was gonna make it. From what i read, they already knew their choice before the audition took place. They took the safe choice :(
     
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    Exactly what I said a page or so ago. He is a drama queen (Portnoy) but he doesn't do this type of bs to his fans. I think the problem now is that with Portnoy leaving, who handled the majority of press/business decisions, they didn't know what to do, so I think in terms of these things they probably were pitched this to Roadrunner and went along with it. Just my guess.

    Why shouldn't they take the safe route though? With how popular Portnoy was, they need someone who they know can fill his shoes and won't cause chemistry issues. Mangini had more chemistry with them than the others did.
     
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    InVirtue New Metal Member

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    I am now exercising my bragging rights- HAHA I TOTALLY CALLED IT! BOOYAH!!! Listen to my band In Virtue www.myspace.com/invirtue. Ok now I'm done, thank you for your time.:headbang:
     
  9. DemonOfTheWoods

    DemonOfTheWoods Your option out of here

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    But... that's like exercising bragging rights for saying "the Earth is round".
     
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    :lol:

    Their disclaimer is the best:

    "The Flat Earth Society is not in any way responsible for the failure of the French to repel the Germans at the Maginot Line during WWII. Nor is the Flat Earth Society responsible for the recent yeti sightings outside the Vatican, or for the unfortunate enslavement of the Nabisco Inc. factory employees by a rogue hamster insurrectionist group. Furthermore, we are not responsible for the loss of one or more of the following, which may possibly occur as the result of exposing one's self to the dogmatic and dangerously subversive statements made within: life, limb, vision, Francois Mitterand, hearing, taste, smell, touch, thumb, Aunt Mildred, citizenship, spleen, bedrock, cloves, I Love Lucy reruns, toaster, pine derby racer, toy duck, antelope, horseradish, prosthetic ankle, double-cheeseburger, tin foil, limestone, watermelon-scented air freshner, sanity, paprika, German to Pig Latin dictionary, dish towel, pet Chihuahua, pogo stick, Golf Digest subscription, floor tile, upper torso or halibut."
     
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    Yeah, we've known this 99% since November and 100% since Mangini was spotted multiple times in Long Island and once outside Cave Studios in January/February.
     
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    Mangini has been my first pick since day one. I'm glad to see that he has the gig, and I look forward to hearing the next chapter of the band's career.

    As for all of the complaints about how the band is pretentious and has been stringing its fans along, I have this to say: I didn't like the fact that we had to wait this long to get an official statement, but I realize that it's mainly because we're in the internet age. If this sort of thing happened even 15 years ago, we wouldn't have hundreds or thousands of music forums online on which we could speculate the outcome or provide hearsay. We probably would have had to wait even longer to receive any news. Nonetheless, I didn't get a pretentious vibe from the band. I think a lot of folks on this forum want to hate Dream Theater and will find any reason to do so. I'll never understand it.


    Stay metal. Never rust.
    Albert
     
  15. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Not a chance, if they even COULD put out a decent album, it would have to stand on its own 2 legs. :heh:
     
  16. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    I don't hate them, I just don't like them anywhere near as much as I used to.... :D
     
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    I haven't really been into DT since the KM and DS days, as their musical direction after that wasn't always to my taste (though I've always respected their musicianship and ability to make different sounding albums while still retaining the core DT sound). So I was pretty excited about the possibility of a new drummer bringing a different dynamic to the band (since Portnoy ruled the roost before), and how it could change things (my hope was back to a more song oriented approach).

    With that said, my hopes of that are pretty much shot. I thought their choice for a new drummer was the guy who most resembled the old guy. Several of the other drummers were more exploratory and interesting, and could have been instrumental in helping DT reinvent themselves. I'll hold final judgment until I hear the new album of course, and although Mangini is a monster drummer, my previously elevated interest just dropped back off again. :(
     
  18. TribunalRecords

    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

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    i would keep bashing them. Despite what people think about this board Glenn has his opinions and not all of us are at his beck and call. No offense to Glenn. ;) Although we do agree on plenty of stuff.

    I love and respect QR's glory days but they haven't been good in a decade on CD or live. Just my opinion naturally.
     
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    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  20. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    My reason would be that they don't/can't write "songs". It's just unstructured random wankfests with a terrible singer on top of it all. If they lost Labrie, and actually wrote with some structure instead of "let's see how many different parts of the fretboard I can touch at once!" then they would probably be one of the better metal bands out there.
     

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