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An Exclusive Look into The Band’s Search for a New Drummer

Started by Weymolith, April 18, 2011, 08:00:29 AM

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Dr. DTVT

Quote from: pogoowner on April 21, 2011, 08:58:43 AM
They're going all LeBron James on us now. :lol

"I'm taking my talents to Dream Theater.  I saw JLB shoot hoops in the Scenes from a Memory video diary, and I think I can bring a lot to the team."

bosk1

Quote from: DTVT on April 21, 2011, 09:18:58 AM
Quote from: pogoowner on April 21, 2011, 08:58:43 AM
They're going all LeBron James on us now. :lol

"I'm taking my talents to Dream Theater.  I saw JLB shoot hoops in the Scenes from a Memory video diary, and I think I can bring a lot to the team."

:clap:

But that begs the question...would he change his name to LaBron Kevin?

snowdog

Quote from: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 09:12:40 AM
Quote from: blackngold29 on April 21, 2011, 09:10:17 AM
So I like the concept, it's very cool that they'll be showing so much detail about the auditions and really opening up about MP.


What I don't get was why four months ago they didn't say, "We're filming a documentary about the whole process, but it'll be better if you don't know who the drummer is until you see the whole thing." ? Still can't figure out why they're limiting it to fb either, it does a lot of good for their image, but only if you let people see it, it should be on their site, YouTube, everywhere.
I think the facebook thing is because, by controlling who sees it, they can prompt people to join their mailing list - allows them to establish a direct connection to the fans.
Exactly.  Tons of people will "like" DT on Facebook, giving themselves more publicity.  Then you are requiring people to join their mailing list to see the video.  It definitely gets the band more publicity and visibility they might not have had otherwise.  It is a good marketing move.

Ultimetalhead

Highest amount of users in a single thread since MP left? Probably.

rumborak

If they have Heidi Klum in this thing,  I'm sold on it.

rumborak

Adami

Quote from: rumborak on April 21, 2011, 09:26:54 AM
If they have Heidi Klum in this thing,  I'm sold on it.

rumborak

Maybe in the next video. :)
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Adami

Quote from: zxlkho on April 21, 2011, 09:29:29 AM
Well that was certainly anticlimactic.

It was a teaser, it's job is to be non-climatic.
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jdprsaga


Metabog

Quote from: OsMosis2259 on April 21, 2011, 09:02:47 AM
Quote from: Chino on April 21, 2011, 08:54:14 AM



:rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :lol :lol :lol :lol

Nice to see they exploited their break up to hype everything up and go on TV and make documentaries instead of just telling us who it is.

I remember there was a game that was advertised like this. Its name was Daikatana, and I think at least some people here know how that ended up.

robwebster

Quote from: Metabog on April 21, 2011, 09:31:42 AM

I remember there was a game that was advertised like this. Its name was Daikatana, and I think at least some people here know how that ended up.
Yep, you're right. Daikatana's quality probably was directly linked to the documentary.

pogoowner

Quote from: Metabog on April 21, 2011, 09:31:42 AM
Nice to see they exploited their break up to hype everything up and go on TV and make documentaries instead of just telling us who it is.

I remember there was a game that was advertised like this. Its name was Daikatana, and I think at least some people here know how that ended up.
I had forgotten about that game.  :rollin

gmillerdrake

Quote from: jdprsaga on April 21, 2011, 09:30:48 AM
found it on youtube.. can i post it here?


Please? Or just tell me what to 'search' on youtube. I can't access Facebook at work (but we can access Youtube? Seems odd..anyway)

ariich

Quote from: Adami on April 21, 2011, 09:30:41 AM
Quote from: zxlkho on April 21, 2011, 09:29:29 AM
Well that was certainly anticlimactic.

It was a teaser, it's job is to be non-climatic.
Exactly.

This might explain why Ryan always climaxes too early.

Uh, I mean, wat.

Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on May 10, 2023, 05:59:19 PMAriich is a freak, or somehow has more hours in the day than everyone else.
Quote from: TAC on December 21, 2023, 06:05:15 AMI be am boner inducing.

ariich

Quote from: gmillerdrake on April 21, 2011, 09:36:14 AM
Quote from: jdprsaga on April 21, 2011, 09:30:48 AM
found it on youtube.. can i post it here?


Please? Or just tell me what to 'search' on youtube. I can't access Facebook at work (but we can access Youtube? Seems odd..anyway)
No, not until we know whether it's ok to do that or not.

Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on May 10, 2023, 05:59:19 PMAriich is a freak, or somehow has more hours in the day than everyone else.
Quote from: TAC on December 21, 2023, 06:05:15 AMI be am boner inducing.

Bone_Daddy

Quote from: bösk1 on April 21, 2011, 09:18:30 AM
I find it cool that even without Mike, who was the driving force behind a lot of this stuff, the band are still trying to think outside the box and give us some extras.
I'm just happy Mike didn't "direct" this. Anyone remember SFaM DVD? Yikes.

Back on topic, as bosk1 stated, the band is making an effort. Some will like it. Some won't. For me, I'm anticipating the release of the album.

That said, RR and DT are definitely capitalizing on PR end of this. Kinda a blessing in disguise really. Mike left: PR. Audition for a new drummer: More PR. The new drummer will play on the new DT album: More PR. If none of this would have happened, the only PR we would have received would be that DT is in the studio recording which is really not much for PR nor does it generate the type of hype that the current situation is generating.

blackngold29

Quote from: snowdog on April 21, 2011, 09:21:37 AM
Quote from: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 09:12:40 AM
Quote from: blackngold29 on April 21, 2011, 09:10:17 AM
So I like the concept, it's very cool that they'll be showing so much detail about the auditions and really opening up about MP.


What I don't get was why four months ago they didn't say, "We're filming a documentary about the whole process, but it'll be better if you don't know who the drummer is until you see the whole thing." ? Still can't figure out why they're limiting it to fb either, it does a lot of good for their image, but only if you let people see it, it should be on their site, YouTube, everywhere.
I think the facebook thing is because, by controlling who sees it, they can prompt people to join their mailing list - allows them to establish a direct connection to the fans.
Exactly.  Tons of people will "like" DT on Facebook, giving themselves more publicity.  Then you are requiring people to join their mailing list to see the video.  It definitely gets the band more publicity and visibility they might not have had otherwise.  It is a good marketing move.
Why would saying that you have to have a facebook account, have to like Dream Theater, and have to subscribe to the mailing list increase the number of people that see the video. Isn't that the goal? To get as many people to see as possible? It seems like they're bottlenecking it.


jdprsaga

Quote from: ariich on April 21, 2011, 09:36:50 AM
Quote from: gmillerdrake on April 21, 2011, 09:36:14 AM
Quote from: jdprsaga on April 21, 2011, 09:30:48 AM
found it on youtube.. can i post it here?


Please? Or just tell me what to 'search' on youtube. I can't access Facebook at work (but we can access Youtube? Seems odd..anyway)
No, not until we know whether it's ok to do that or not.

Yep, i need permission from one of the mods or bosk

ariich

Quote from: blackngold29 on April 21, 2011, 09:38:51 AM
Quote from: snowdog on April 21, 2011, 09:21:37 AM
Quote from: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 09:12:40 AM
Quote from: blackngold29 on April 21, 2011, 09:10:17 AM
So I like the concept, it's very cool that they'll be showing so much detail about the auditions and really opening up about MP.


What I don't get was why four months ago they didn't say, "We're filming a documentary about the whole process, but it'll be better if you don't know who the drummer is until you see the whole thing." ? Still can't figure out why they're limiting it to fb either, it does a lot of good for their image, but only if you let people see it, it should be on their site, YouTube, everywhere.
I think the facebook thing is because, by controlling who sees it, they can prompt people to join their mailing list - allows them to establish a direct connection to the fans.
Exactly.  Tons of people will "like" DT on Facebook, giving themselves more publicity.  Then you are requiring people to join their mailing list to see the video.  It definitely gets the band more publicity and visibility they might not have had otherwise.  It is a good marketing move.
Why would saying that you have to have a facebook account, have to like Dream Theater, and have to subscribe to the mailing list increase the number of people that see the video. Isn't that the goal? To get as many people to see as possible? It seems like they're bottlenecking it.
Other way round. They're using the video to encourage people to sign up to them on Facebook.

Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on May 10, 2023, 05:59:19 PMAriich is a freak, or somehow has more hours in the day than everyone else.
Quote from: TAC on December 21, 2023, 06:05:15 AMI be am boner inducing.

fadetoblackdude7

I still think Minnemann is the best fit.....like a glove!!

blackngold29

Quote from: ariich on April 21, 2011, 09:40:42 AM
Quote from: blackngold29 on April 21, 2011, 09:38:51 AM
Quote from: snowdog on April 21, 2011, 09:21:37 AM
Quote from: robwebster on April 21, 2011, 09:12:40 AM
Quote from: blackngold29 on April 21, 2011, 09:10:17 AM
So I like the concept, it's very cool that they'll be showing so much detail about the auditions and really opening up about MP.


What I don't get was why four months ago they didn't say, "We're filming a documentary about the whole process, but it'll be better if you don't know who the drummer is until you see the whole thing." ? Still can't figure out why they're limiting it to fb either, it does a lot of good for their image, but only if you let people see it, it should be on their site, YouTube, everywhere.
I think the facebook thing is because, by controlling who sees it, they can prompt people to join their mailing list - allows them to establish a direct connection to the fans.
Exactly.  Tons of people will "like" DT on Facebook, giving themselves more publicity.  Then you are requiring people to join their mailing list to see the video.  It definitely gets the band more publicity and visibility they might not have had otherwise.  It is a good marketing move.
Why would saying that you have to have a facebook account, have to like Dream Theater, and have to subscribe to the mailing list increase the number of people that see the video. Isn't that the goal? To get as many people to see as possible? It seems like they're bottlenecking it.
Other way round. They're using the video to encourage people to sign up to them on Facebook.
I get that, but from the discussions I've heard a three minute video isn't enough to get people to sign up. Whereas on YouTube, everybody watches no problem.

nikatapi

After watching the video a couple of times, i think that Minnemann and Mangini are having the most fun, some of the other drummers look more focused and nervous.

bosk1

Quote from: jdprsaga on April 21, 2011, 09:40:13 AMYep, i need permission from one of the mods or bosk

Since they're trying to use Facebook as the medium to get the word out and are trying to keep it somewhat "exclusive" for now, don't post it.  If you happen to share it outside the public part of this forum, so be it.  But just don't post it in the threads or solicit people to PM you are email you about it, please.  Thanks.

Adami

I'd like to retract my earlier statement about them announcing through the microphone in the control room to the new drummer that he was in the band. I watched it again, and yea they're talking into the phone.
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atmyne

Quote from: fadetoblackdude7 on April 21, 2011, 09:42:36 AM
I still think Minnemann is the best fit.....like a glove!!
absolutely this. Too bad he supposedly won't be the drummer. I still have my fingers crossed that these rumors are false and that he is in-fact a part of DT.

jdprsaga

Quote from: Adami on April 21, 2011, 09:48:04 AM
I'd like to retract my earlier statement about them announcing through the microphone in the control room to the new drummer that he was in the band. I watched it again, and yea they're talking into the phone.

yeah... i'm a bit intrigued by this, it seems like cove and if thats true it means they let the drummer know he was the chosen one until january

ariich

Have to say, I like the way they're doing it. Ok the reality TV side of things is very cheesy, but it's also really fun. And besides, most of us are of the assumption that it's most likely Mangini, but this will still give us some cool insight into the process and allow us to see the auditions etc.

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7StringedBeast

the production company said they wrapped filming in October.  My guess is that they made their decision really early in this process.

Ben_Jamin

Its on youtube. Yay. Now I can see it. Its stupid how its not mobile friendly. What if we want to see it, are on Facebook, signed up, yet cant?

ReaPsTA

Quote from: Bone_Daddy on April 21, 2011, 09:37:32 AM
I'm just happy Mike didn't "direct" this. Anyone remember SFaM DVD? Yikes.

I think he also directed Score and Budokan.  Remember how they turned out?

rumborak

Quote from: atmyne on April 21, 2011, 09:49:48 AM
Quote from: fadetoblackdude7 on April 21, 2011, 09:42:36 AM
I still think Minnemann is the best fit.....like a glove!!
absolutely this. Too bad he supposedly won't be the drummer. I still have my fingers crossed that these rumors are false and that he is in-fact a part of DT.

Yeah, I'm still sooooo rooting for Minnemann.

rumborak

7StringedBeast


unspoken

Quote from: chrisgazpacho on April 21, 2011, 08:15:32 AM
Quote from: kartmaze2 on April 21, 2011, 08:11:51 AM
I recognized Lang, Priester, Minnemann and probably Mangini and MAYBE Wildoer.

Mangini is the one who threw his sticks in the air.


So...that was it....If Mangini is in fact THE CHOSEN ONE....it was probably due to the "sticks in the air" move.... DT love drummers who throw their sticks into the air  :lol :lol