Disturbed’s David Draiman Calls Out “Genre Snobs”

David ‘Put Your F*cking Phone Away’ Draiman of Disturbed fame has spoken to Tigman from the Q103 radio station, chatting about how it feels to have a Top 40 radio hit with his mind numbing Simon & Garfunkel cover.

“It feels great. Everyone and anyone is welcome to come on board. You know, music is meant to cross boundaries. I think that people are too… They’ve become genre snobs. Many people have eclectic tastes. Many people like to listen to all kinds of different music. I mean, I do; I’ll listen to many different styles inside a day, a week, a month, a year. It doesn’t matter. So why not? Sometimes it depends on what your mood is, what you’re gonna end up wanting to hear. And I think that we’re in some great company. There is some incredible talent at the format. So I’m very, very proud of it.”

The YouTube clip of the song now has more than 77 million views, which is astounding in more ways than one. You make up your own mind.

Written by Staff

Staff Writer at HEAVY Magazine.

Photos: Jack The Stripper + Guests, Sydney, 9 July 2016

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