WILL THE UNVEILING OF THE NEW DREAM THEATER DRUMMER BE A “CRITICAL MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE?” FIND OUT THIS THURSDAY
I’m sure this is the exact scenario Axl and Vince dreaded when they left me in charge of the MetalSucks Mansion today. While they’re out plotting world domination, a press release came flying into my overly stuffed inbox from our good friend, Amy Sciarretto, PR goddess of Roadrunner Records.
The subject matter in question? The naming of the new drummer for “prog-rock” (their words) band, and perennial Vince Neilstein favorite, Dream Theater.
The Roadrunner press release states:
“Go to Dream Theater’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 21st at 11 AM 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. Fans will be able to find out information about the band’s upcoming 2011 World Tour via Facebook, as well.”
Frankly, Dream Theater does nothing for me. I have never gotten into them and don’t foresee doing so anytime in the near future. I did, however, get a special kick out of the hyperbole in the press release that declared “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 their fans around the world.”
Vince, on the other hand, has been keeping you guys apprised of the Dream Theater drummer shenanigans ever since longtime sticksman Mike Portnoy left the band last year. As a result, I will not talk about that which I know nothing of and let Vince’s posts do the talking for me (in reverse order):
- MORE DREAM THEATER / MIKE PORTNOY PUBLIC DRAMA! (2/25/11)
- MIKE PORTNOY IS AVAILABLE FOR BAR MITZVAHS (1/11/11)
- POLL: WILL DREAM THEATER’S NEW PORTNOY-LESS ALBUM RULE OR DROOL??? (1/3/11)
- PORTNOY OUT OF A7X, MARCO MINNEMANN IN DREAM THEATER??? (12/17/10)
- PORTNOYGATE THANKSGIVING UPDATE (11/22/10)
- AND NOW FOR ANOTHER GOSSIPY PORTNOYGATE UPDATE! (10/7/10)
- PORTNOYGATE UPDATE (9/13/10)
- ON MIKE PORTNOY’S DEPARTURE FROM DREAM THEATER: A VINCE NEILSTEIN OP-ED (9/9/10)
- MIKE PORTNOY QUITTING DREAM THEATER IS A TRENDING TWITTER TOPIC (9/9/10)
- MIKE PORTNOY LEAVES DREAM THEATER!! (9/8/10)
For those of you who care (of which there are many), time to place your bets. Who will be the new drummer for Dream Theater? Let’s us know in the comments below.
Corey Mitchell is a best-selling author of several true crime books. He is about to have a critical moment with a sandwich.