MARCO MINNEMANN: “I AM NOT DREAM THEATER’S NEW DRUMMER!”
The hullabaloo surrounding Dream Theater’s cheesy “search for a drummer” documentary just got 14.29% less annoying: Marco Minnemann has announced via his Facebook page that he is not Mike Portnoy’s replacement. The post has since been pulled — let’s assume he got wrist-slapped from someone in the DT or Roadrunner camps for leaking info that’s supposed to keep the public on the edge of their seats, dammit — but here’s the copy-and-paste via MS reader DemonicShredder:
Haha, thanks, but I’m not DTs drummer. I know everybody thinks I am and our chemistry is great, but I’m doing actually another thing with Jordan and there are also plans for another project with Jordan and John P together.
Now we’re down to Thomas Lang (himself, stOrk), Aquiles Priester (Hangar, ex-Angra), Virgil Donati (Planet X), Mike Mangini (Annihilator, Extreme, James LaBrie, Steve Vai), Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile, Malevolent Creation, Today is the Day), and Peter Wildoer (Darkane, Pestilence). We knew about the Rudess / Minnemann project, but the Rudess / Petrucci / Minnemann combo is a tasty bi-product morsel of this admission.
Watch the cornball (but entertaining) “drummer search” documentary here for the price of a Facebook like; I gotta hand it to Roadrunner for milking this thing for all it’s worth and for not even mentioning the word “Portnoy” in their press release.