Disturbed front-man David Draiman had a recent interview with a Southern California based radio station, discussing a post from the bands website in the Fall, in which they shared a poll from Billboard.com (A music industry publication website) asking who should sing the national anthem before the start of the Superbowl in 2020. The band encouraged fans to go to the website and suggest Draiman to be added to the poll. When simply asked “Why”, Draiman responded “They say that it’s one of the more difficult songs to pull off, first of all. Second of all, it’s our national anthem, and I would be overwhelmed with honor and joy to be able to have that distinction and an honor of singing it. It’s one of those bucket-list items that I’ve just been dying to do my whole life. Hopefully one day. You never know.” Draiman had also said in a previous interview with Loudwire that he had “always dreamt” of singing The Star-Spangled Banner in front of a Superbowl audience since he was a little boy. Adding “I love my country, and I would be honored beyond words to have the opportunity to try and inspire, strengthen, and give hope, at a time when we need those things more than ever. Plus…it would be nice to have rock represented on some level at the Super Bowl, and to prove to everyone that there are rock singers out there who can do the anthem as much justice as any pop artists out there, and even possibly take it higher.”
The national anthem has never been preformed by a rock singer at The Superbowl. Dee Snider of Twisted Sister had also recently spoken out in the past months about the lack of the rock genre in the NFL’s largest event. “Week after week rock is the go-to music during games but gets no respect when it comes to the Super Bowl“, Snider tweeted.
To be fair, we have seen countless rockers preform during the half-time show such as Lenny Kravitz, The Red Hot Chili Peppers & Tom Petty. But not one has preformed the national anthem. Especially after hearing Draiman’s AWESOME cover of Simon & Garfunkels “The Sound of Silence.” What are your thoughts? Would you wanna hear Draiman take a crack at our national anthem during one of the biggest sporting events of the year!? We sure would!
Sources: Wikipedia.com, Disturbed1.com, Blabbermouth.net, Youtube.com