Fun Trivia: Marco Minnemann Had Never Heard Dream Theater Before Auditioning for the Band
Wanna know why the super-talented Marco Minnemann ultimately lost the Dream Theater gig to another drummer with the same initials? While I’m sure this wasn’t the only factor in DT’s decision to hire Mike Mangini, the fact that Minnemann told James LaBrie and John Petrucci “I’m sorry, [prearing for this audition was] the first I heard your music!” probably didn’t go under his “PRO” column. It is pretty funny, though, and you gotta respect him for not just kissing ass and pretending like he’d been a Dream Theater fan for years or whatever. Also, the fact that he still pulled off the performance, and was a finalist for the much sought after job, is very impressive.
Minnemann made the admission himself in the below video interview with iDrum, which I first saw on Gear Gods: