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Old 04-21-2011, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Dream Theater's new drummer

Originally Posted by mattsmith View Post
Anyway, congrats Mike. It's a tech band and nobody does tech with high musicianship like Mike.
To my ear, Virgil clearly does.
This isn't the famous Metalica bass auditions. This is a Dregs knockoff that just so happened to become a little more popular. Now is that a bad thing? No, of course not. DT is a fine group in its genre. But they haven''t really sold in a very long time. Now see this is what I like about the jazz guys. Even when 40s swing was the music of the land, the audition process was never like this.
I'd say that's business...! Which by the way isn't confirmed. Who says it's true? As long as I don't know otherwise,
I'll give John Petrucci & Co. the credit of handling the situation professionally, and with proper communication to
the seven auditioning drummers.
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