Dream Theater's new drummer is MIKE MANGINI

Music is Awesome

Senior Member
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

The whole video thing makes DT seems obnoxious. That being said I would love to see the auditions because every drummer I saw in the video is amazing. BTW the only drummer tagged in the video on youtube is Virgil Donatti.
 

MikeM

Platinum Member
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Sorry DT fans, but that was the most horrific video trailer I've ever seen, what with Mr. Ominous Movie Trailer Guy Voice and all. I think I'm going to vomit.

Trying to make the auditioning process into a reality show is the most cynical hype strategy I've ever seen. Which is really too bad because I really like all the auditioning drummers.

I feel dirty now. I think I need a shower - with steel wool and acetone.
 

Odd-Arne Oseberg

Platinum Member
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

At least Mangini has played with the only metal band I can stand and I even actually quite like them, Annihilator.
 
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sticks4drums

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Sorry DT fans, but that was the most horrific video trailer I've ever seen, what with Mr. Ominous Movie Trailer Guy Voice and all. I think I'm going to vomit.

Trying to make the auditioning process into a reality show is the most cynical hype strategy I've ever seen. Which is really too bad because I really like all the auditioning drummers.

I feel dirty now. I think I need a shower - with steel wool and acetone.
OH, Mike. Lighten up. :) But then again I watch American Idol. :)
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

Hey!

Glad you like Static Impulse! I'm updating the discography section of my website right now so perhaps take a look there within the next few days to check what I recorded? :)

Cheers and happy Easter!
Peter
Cool. Post a link when it's all done!



watched that vid ... did I see aquiles priester in that vid?
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Yes. Outside of Mangini, he is 2nd in terms of most rumors that he got the gig. Although given he keeps scheduling clinics and gigs with his band, so I'm not so sure.

Sorry DT fans, but that was the most horrific video trailer I've ever seen, what with Mr. Ominous Movie Trailer Guy Voice and all. I think I'm going to vomit.

Trying to make the auditioning process into a reality show is the most cynical hype strategy I've ever seen. Which is really too bad because I really like all the auditioning drummers.

I feel dirty now. I think I need a shower - with steel wool and acetone.
Mike, I've been a die hard DT fan for almost 20 years now, and that is exactly how I felt about the video too. I've jokingly started referring to them as "Drama Theater" since seeing that video. Bleah, it's right up there with Metallica releasing the Load album and U2 going techno.
 

MikeM

Platinum Member
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

BTW Derek - I loved watching the back-and-forth between you and Thomas Pridgen on the DW Performer promo video - he's been one of my fave's since I first heard him with TMV (he made me get over the loss of Jon Theodore very quickly), so it was a total blast watching you school him! You guys were both so cool about it.
 

Numberless

Platinum Member
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Yeah the video was cringe-worthy. The unthinkable happened? It's not like Portnoy died or something, he just quit the band, and the whole "seven drummers compete for the top spot" was just...LOL
 

JPW

Silver Member
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

I don't like Dream Theater at all but since I kind of like watching Idol & similar reality shows (please don't shoot me, some people still smoke tobacco, I don't) when I can't do anything else that was actually quite interesting way to do the audition. They should make it a tv series lol.
 
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sticks4drums

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I don't like Dream Theater at all but since I kind of like watching Idol & similar reality shows (please don't shoot me, some people still smoke tobacco, I don't) when I can't do anything else that was actually quite interesting way to do the audition. They should make it a tv series lol.
Agreed. People are all too serious. It is just entertainment after all. If you listen to the drummers talk about it on here, they really enjoyed the process.
 

Moon4Sale

Member
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

NEW RUMOR ALERT!!

DT will be releasing the NEW album without a "Drum Credit" adding even more suspense!! Then they plan to start a huge contest where fans have the opportunity to win $50,000 by guessing who's playing the drums! Apparently, you will have to call a "1-800-Dream" Hot-line number and give them your receipt # or something.

Anyhow, the winner will be notified on Jul 04, 2011 and flown via supersonic jet to Rome, Italy for the start of Dream Theater's upcoming world tour! They will receive a limo ride, free booze & strippers. That's all the information I have for now. If anyone knows anything else please post.

Tess
 
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mediocrefunkybeat

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Sorry DT fans, that just looks like a cynical money-spinning exercise. I don't mind them auditioning drummers but one word really got to me in that video - 'compete'. Sorry, it's not a 'competition' like a sports event. All the drummers are perfectly capable of playing that gig and playing it exceedingly well. The faux-reality-show take just looks horrible.
 

haroldo_psf

Senior Member
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Sorry DT fans, that just looks like a cynical money-spinning exercise. I don't mind them auditioning drummers but one word really got to me in that video - 'compete'. Sorry, it's not a 'competition' like a sports event. All the drummers are perfectly capable of playing that gig and playing it exceedingly well. The faux-reality-show take just looks horrible.
you guys are all tripping. Of course it's a competition. It's a freaking job interview. What do you mean it's "not a competition"?

Also, in the midst of American Idols, Real World, and whatever other reality TV crap you can think of, that little video was highly entertaining in my opinion.

Are we interested in the band in question? CHECK!

Are we interested in the drummers in question? CHECK!

Are we interested in the music in question? F-ing CHECK!!!!!

So, what's wrong with them making that little piece of entertainment?

All you guys who are saying it's cheesy (which I agree, it is), although you will not admit, the obvious fact is that you WERE entertained by it. Period.

I think people are just annoyed with not knowing for sure who the drummer is, but come on. When I heard all the negative comments about the video I was expecting to see a bad American Idol episode. It wasn't. It was cool little segment of the audition process, with a porn star voice narrating it. What's wrong with that? (Ok, the porn voice might be over the edge, but you get the idea :)
 
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sticks4drums

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you guys are all tripping. Of course it's a competition. It's a freaking job interview. What do you mean it's "not a competition"?

Also, in the midst of American Idols, Real World, and whatever other reality TV crap you can think of, that little video was highly entertaining in my opinion.

Are we interested in the band in question? CHECK!

Are we interested in the drummers in question? CHECK!

Are we interested in the music in question? F-ing CHECK!!!!!

So, what's wrong with them making that little piece of entertainment?

All you guys who are saying it's cheesy (which I agree, it is), although you will not admit, the obvious fact is that you WERE entertained by it. Period.

I think people are just annoyed with not knowing for sure who the drummer is, but come on. When I heard all the negative comments about the video I was expecting to see a bad American Idol episode. It wasn't. It was cool little segment of the audition process, with a porn star voice narrating it. What's wrong with that? (Ok, the porn voice might be over the edge, but you get the idea :)
I have to agree with you. It is just all entertainment. I really like the quote in your signature area. :)
 

Wildoer

PRO DRUMMER
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

Peter,
Hope all is well with you. I, for one, would be immensely interested in your translated journal (Google Translator only helps so much). Perhaps your notes on preparation, mindset, etc would be an asset to those of us aspiring to "break" into the business. Also, I'd be excited just to get your perspective of the whole ordeal. Congratulations on the invite, I'd say that's a huge nod of approval from the guys in Dream Theater and it will serve you well going forward.

Mr Castiglioni,
Can we please get a "Drummerworld Pro Drummer" tag for Mr. Wildoer?!

AJ
Hey AJ!

I'll post here when the journal is up on my website. May take some time depending on when the swedish magazine comes out. I guess they want it to be fairly unique to them. It has a lot about the mindset, preparation etc. Should be fun for drummers. :)

Thanks for the kind words!

Cheers,
Peter
 
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mediocrefunkybeat

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you guys are all tripping. Of course it's a competition. It's a freaking job interview. What do you mean it's "not a competition"?

Also, in the midst of American Idols, Real World, and whatever other reality TV crap you can think of, that little video was highly entertaining in my opinion.

Are we interested in the band in question? CHECK!

Are we interested in the drummers in question? CHECK!

Are we interested in the music in question? F-ing CHECK!!!!!

So, what's wrong with them making that little piece of entertainment?

All you guys who are saying it's cheesy (which I agree, it is), although you will not admit, the obvious fact is that you WERE entertained by it. Period.

I think people are just annoyed with not knowing for sure who the drummer is, but come on. When I heard all the negative comments about the video I was expecting to see a bad American Idol episode. It wasn't. It was cool little segment of the audition process, with a porn star voice narrating it. What's wrong with that? (Ok, the porn voice might be over the edge, but you get the idea :)
I didn't actually enjoy it in the slightest. I was sitting there watching between my fingers because of the blatant crassness of it all. It's just tacky as far as I can see.

If it were an actual competition, it would be about ability. It isn't. I think Derek Roddy would do well with Dream Theater - but he also mentioned that he wasn't hugely into the band. That's fine, I have no issue with that - you get an audition, you go to it. It's good to attend interviews and auditions regardless of whether or not you think you might get the job. All of the drummers attending are exceptionally good players and any one of them could play the gig. All of them are actually better technically than Portnoy - who has some pretty whacky hand technique.

I'm not actually interested in the band or the music, but I am interested in the drummers. I think Mike Mangini is good and I really like watching Derek Roddy play - Derek, I think you're great! But that video really hit a nerve. The other guys are good too, but I've never really sat down and listened to them. No offence or disrespect to any of you that are on this thread!
 

Wildoer

PRO DRUMMER
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

I can understand to some extent that some people don't like this as they just want to know who the drummer is. But, I do not understand that people get so very upset about it?!

To me, being a huge fan of all the other six drummers I'm looking forward A LOT to see behind the scenes footage, their interpretation of the DT songs and hearing them talk about preparations etc. I'm a drummer nerd and I just love to see drummers perform and talk, especially these amazing guys. So, to me this is all very cool.

Well, that's just me. :)

Cheers,
Peter
 

Deltadrummer

Platinum Member
Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

I can understand to some extent that some people don't like this as they just want to know who the drummer is. But, I do not understand that people get so very upset about it?!


Cheers,
Peter
People are happiest when they have something to complain about. :)
 
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