Disturbed made headlines last week with the announcement of their new album DivisiveThe LP features a collaboration with legendary Heart singer Ann Wilson, which guitarist Dan Donegan touched on in a new interview.

Speaking with WRIF’s Meltdown, Donegan said of working with Wilson, “It was a pretty magical moment to be in the room and to hear [Ann and David Draiman] harmonize together.” He also playfully said, “I can’t give it away, but their voices, it’s like Fergie and Jesus — a little ‘Step Brothers’ quote there.”

Disturbed were so thrilled with Wilson agreeing to record with them that they went out of their way to fly to her for her recording session.

“She’s such a pro, and she’s so damn good,” said Donegan. “She’s a legend. So, it was pretty exciting. And it’s not like she sits there and jumps on people’s albums either, so we take that as a badge of honor to think that there’s not many times where somebody as big a legend as she is that she would jump on any album. She doesn’t have to, and she chose to be on this one. And she loves the track. And it just came together great.”

Wilson shared on Twitter, “There’s an epic track coming out soon that I recorded with Disturbed.” She then shared a quote from Draiman saying of the track, “People are going to lose their minds when they hear the duet we did with Ann Wilson.”

 

Divisive comes out November 18 and is available for digital pre-save/pre-order here. Meanwhile, physical copies and album-related merch can be found at Disturbed.Shop.MusicToday.com. A complete tracklisting for the LP is below.

10 Musicians with Biopics/Series in the Works

  • Scott Weiland

    Per The Hollywood Reporter back in June 2021, a new film based on the Weiland memoir Not Dead & Not for Sale by David Ritz is currently in the works at Dark Pictures, a new female-led production company that will focus on “true stories.”

  • Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

    In October 2021, the long-in-the-works Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne biopic was picked up by Sony Pictures. The film will cover the many ups and down of Ozzy and Sharon’s relationship.

  • U2

    Per The Hollywood Reportera scripted series about U2 is currently in the works for Netflix. Helming the project is J.J. Abrams and tasked with writing the series is Anthony McCarten who co-wrote 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody. U2 “is expected to be involved and sanction the project,” but there are currently no details regarding a timeline for release or casting.

  • KISS

    The KISS biopic will be called Shout It Out Loud, and both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are working closely on the film. Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) has been tapped as a director with the script being written by Ole Sanders. So far, casting decisions have yet to be announced. The film is on the fast-track at Netflix.

  • Heart/Ann and Nancy Wilson

    News of a Heart biopic first surfaced in November 2020 via Deadline. Singer Ann Wilson said Carrie Brownstein of the punk band Sleater-Kinney (and the costar of IFC’s Portlandia) will write and direct. Wilson said, “I saw the first draft of the script. She’s working with the movie company — Amazon — and with the producer, Linda Obst, who did ‘Sleepless in Seattle.”

  • Joey Ramone

    Netflix announced in April 2021 they’re making a Joey Ramone biopic based on the 2009 book I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Punk Rock Family Memoir by Mickey Leigh, Ramone’s brother. Pete Davidson has been cast as the Ramones singer.

  • Bob Dylan

    News of a Dylan biopic surfaced in January 2020. The film is titled Going Electric and will cover Dylan’s transition from folk to rock. Academy Award-nominated actor Timothee Chalamet was cast as Dylan, and the singer-songwriter icon’s longtime manager Jeff Rosen would act as a producer on the film. The project, however, was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No further release details have been confirmed

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    In October 2018, The Hollywood Reporter reported a movie about the relationship of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was in the works with Universal Pictures and there were talks with Michael De Luca Productions and Immersive Pictures for the rights of the untitled film.

  • Lemmy Kilmister

    Per Deadline, the film will simply be titled Lemmy and will be directed by Greg Olliver who also directed the acclaimed 2010 documentary of the same title. The film will cover Kilmister’s life growing up in Stoke on Trent and his life in music before founding Motorhead.

  • Boy George

    In April 2021, Deadline reported the Boy George biopic, appropriately titled Karma Chameleon, was hoping to begin production this summer in London and Bulgaria. Casting for the role of George and other main characters was currently in progress at the time of the initial report.

     

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.