Disturbed Evolution Tour Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pa February 18, 2019 DerekBrad.com

Disturbed‘s breakthrough track “Down with the Sickness” is old enough to legally drink alcohol in the U.S., but its staying power is still strong enough to keep the song not only on rock radio, but all over TikTok, too. So what’s it like to sit back and watch your song get re-interpreted into memes, duets and remixes across the internet over two decades later?

“I love it,” Disturbed leader David Draiman says with a smile. “Keep it coming. It’s a testimony to the fact that it still impacts with people. It still makes the impression. It still is this universal, like, tribal wake up call. I love that. I love that it seems to be permeating so many different areas in so many different spaces. It’s very, very gratifying to watch it continue to spread.”

In a new interview with WMMR’s Radio Sara, the singer also talked about taking care of his voice on the road (and his thoughts on how other singers should handle their live vocals), collaborating with Ann Wilson of Heart on the new song “Don’t Tell Me,” and which pop artist he’d love for the band to cover next.


Disturbed will be at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, NJ on Monday August 21st with Breaking Benjamin and Jinjer. The show is part of the Take Back Your Life Tour, and Draiman promises that they’ll bring the heat: “Everyone knows how much we like fire – there’s gonna be plenty of it! It’s going to be a rig that we’ve never used before… It’s gonna definitely be a lot of fun to play with these new toys that we have, and I can’t wait to unleash this spectacle.”

Watch the entire conversation below, and check MMR’s Concert Calendar for more shows in our Rock Residency at the FM Pavilion.


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