DISTURBED’s DAVID DRAIMAN On ‘Rock Is Dead’ Claim: ‘Not If I Have Anything To Do With It’

August 13, 2015

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons infamously made headlines last year when he declared in an Esquire article that rock was “finally dead.”


During a recent interview with Music Choice, Disturbed singer David Draiman said, “There’s everybody in the world who is always trying, time and time again, to proclaim the death of rock, or hard rock and heavy metal. Not if I have anything to do with it, not if we have anything to do with it. And certainly our colleagues in the genre are making us proud as well — the guys in Korn, the guys in Five Finger Death Punch, the guys in Volbeat. They’re all doing an amazing job, and they’re definitely carrying the torch. It’s gonna be now up to us to kind of fan that flame a little bit.”

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Disturbed’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Immortalized”, comes out August 21.

Disturbed has yet to announce tour plans behind the new record. The band will play its first show in four years on August 21 at the House of Blues in the group’s hometown of Chicago.