Which of the following drummers should get the gig with Dream Theater?
Marco Minnemann 1
Thomas Lang 1
Aquiles Priester 0
Mike Mangini 1
Derek Roddy 2
Peter Wildoer 0
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New Dream Theater Drummer

Posted: April 26, 2011 07:09 PM

Andy Doerschuk_1

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Six world-famous drummers ā€” Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang, Aquiles Priester, Mike Mangini, Derek Roddy, and Peter Wildoer ā€” auditioned for the Dream Theater drum throne left vacant by Mike Portnoy. The band is set to announce the name of its new drummer any day, but first Iā€™d like to see which drummer you think most deserves the gig.


Andy Doerschuk
Editorial director, drummagazine.com

Posted: May 04, 2011 05:32 PM


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Man what a decision to have to make. I am a huge DT fan, and have listened to them since the “when dream and day unite” days. I think Marco, Thomas, or Aquiles would do great. I like them all.

I picked Marco though, with Aquiles being my second. Alot of people accused Mike of trying to get to heavy with the DT music. I think if they go with any of the super fast guys, they will have issues. But I think any of the drummers listed will do well, and I look forward to hearing the next DT album.


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Posted: August 07, 2011 10:32 PM


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To be honest, I was a bit dissapointed that Roddy didn’t get the gig. Mike Mangini is certainly qualified & then some, no argument there, but I’ve been a fan of Roddy’s for quite awhile & thought that he would have been the…well…‘best’ choice!