David Draiman Wants Disturbed to Collaborate with Taylor Swift
Disturbed have put their hard rock spin on plenty of songs by artists outside of the genre. Their cover of “The Sound of Silence” topped the charts, and they’ve taken on classic tracks by Sting, Tears for Fears and Genesis. In a new interview with WMMR, David Draiman says that he’d love for the band to cover – or collaborate with – Taylor Swift.
“I would love to cover a Taylor Swift song,” he tells Radio Sara. “I think that she is one of the most prolific songwriters of our generation. I think she’s insanely talented. I’d love to collaborate with Taylor if she ever wanted to on any given day. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I think she’s a brilliant woman… I think she’s, like I said, one of the great songwriters of our time. I love her gumption. I love the fact that she gets on stage in front of tens of thousands of screaming, young, female fans and plays a real instrument and sings live and is the real deal.”
The Disturbed frontman went on to praise other heavyweights in the pop universe, explaining: “There are a number of people within the pop genre that still do it the way that she does it… Pink is one of them. Lady Gaga is one of them. A lot of these people are so gifted and so great at what they do. And (Taylor Swift) is certainly way, way, way up there. I have nothing but the utmost respect for her.”
Even if Swift doesn’t answer the call, we’d love to hear an Anti-Sickness mash-up. In the meantime, watch the full interview with David Draiman at this location. Some tickets remain for Disturbed’s show at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden on Monday, August 21st, part of MMR’s Rock Residency there.