January 25, 2011 Draiman's father Yj Draiman is running for Mayor of Los Angeles He is thinking of performing in Singapore & is trying his best to convince his band members to do. Draiman auditioned for the band, Brawl, after their last singer, Erich Awalt, left the band.
Draiman then triple majored in Business Administration, Philosophy, and Political Science at Loyola University Chicago and seriously thought about going to law school before joining the band.
Draiman believes it was not their musical talent that made Disturbed what it is today but that it was their fans.
If we were winning an award, I can guarantee you this is the time when we actually can’t be there (laughs).
But there’s crazy, crazy competition in this category.
The stars just aligned that night and everything went right.
Obviously, “The Sound of Silence” is a cover of a Simon & Garfunkel classic.1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart since its formation two decades ago."What bothers me is that everybody in this category are giants of the field,” he explains.Not many people would have put money on Disturbed’s biggest-ever hit to be a slow, gentle piano ballad, considering their nearly two decades together of unfurling aggressive metal tunes to burgeoning audiences.But here we are, with a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” eclipsing hard-rock smashes like “Down with the Sickness” and “Stupify” to become the band’s highest-charting hit on the Billboard Hot 100, climbing to No. David Draiman, the longtime frontman for the group, tells Fuse that the reaction to the song—originally released on last year’s LP— goes “way above and beyond” the band’s expectations when the change-of-pace cover was released.“You always hope to transcend what you’ve already done, and this certainly seems to be doing just that,” Draiman says. We welcome anyone and everyone to the fold, and it’s just great to know that the emotion and the style of this particular version of this song is affecting so many people.”Disturbed has included a cover song with every album release, from takes on U2 to Faith No More to Tears for Fears.Stay tuned for more of our chat with David Draiman coming soon and keep up to date with Disturbed’s touring plans here.Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI04/08 Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI04/10 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN | Tickets for the February 22nd performance at Mosaic Place start at .50 plus taxes and fees andmay be purchased online Friday, November 27th , 10am at by phone at (306) 624-2050 or in person at the Mosaic Place Box Office."These are the biggest of the big, the people who made a serious impact this year.Those boys in Twenty One Pilots did some damage this year.