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Dream Theater Auditioning 'World Class' Drummers

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Gibson Official Website) - In an interview with Metal Messiah Radio, Dream Theater singer James LaBrie addressed the prog metal band's plans following the departure of drummer Mike Portnoy. LaBrie told DJ D.C. Green that the band is approaching the issue of Portnoy's replacement with care and diligence.

'We're not rushing into it,' he said. 'Because it's a big move for us; it's unprecedented within the band. This is our first time coming up against finding a drummer for Dream Theater. We do have everything in place. We don't have a drummer yet, but we have auditions for drummers all set up, and it's all ready to go within two weeks. So in two weeks we will start auditioning drummers. We already have seven guys lined up that are gonna come into the studio and they are going to play through some songs and so on and so forth.'

As for qualifications, LaBrie says it goes beyond skill:

'We are looking for the right chemistry, the right vibe, the right attitude, the right personality, the right look - somebody that we feel really will embellish upon what Dream Theater has stood for and what we plan on standing for in the future. So it's pretty exciting. We have everything in line, we have everything set up, so it's just a matter, within a couple of weeks, to start the auditions and then to eventually make the announcement who the new drummer is.'

LaBrie does say that the caliber of people the band is interviewing is top-notch.

'There's seven drummers that are coming in, and out of those seven, we will definitely have our drummer. They're all world-class drummers. I can't tell you who - I'd love to tell you, but I can't. I can't divulge or disclose that information. Not at this point. It's too sensitive at this point. But it will be a very intense week for us while we're jamming and playing with these drummers.'






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