It was a hotly contested battle all week long, but Disturbed's 'Stupify' overtook Godsmack's 'Awake' following a late-week rally to emerge victorious in the last Classic Cage Match. The hard rocking single from 2000 featuring Dan Donegan's driving riffs and David Draiman's rhythmically lyrical delivery has now taken two Classic Cage Match battles in hopes of making it to the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame.
Congrats to Disturbed, as their classic song 'Stupify' bested Papa Roach's 'Last Resort' in a tight match of 2000 singles in the Classic Cage Match. The heavy driving guitar from Dan Donegan and rhythmically lyrical vocal delivery of David Draiman on 'Stupify' still stands up well over a decade since its release. The song will now advance to face another massive song from 2000.
Being a rock star may seem like a blast, but there are drawbacks to being a musician for a living. Disturbed and Fight or Flight guitarist Dan Donegan went in depth over the weekend about some of the sacrifices that come with being a musician, encouraging fans to support the bands they love and keep the music alive for future generations. However, he did have to follow-up with a further explanation after some fans thought he had no right to complain while making a living as a musician.
Musical talent runs deep in the Draiman family tree. While most rock fans are familiar with David Draiman's work as the frontman for Disturbed and Device, his younger brother Ben is also a talented musician and songwriter. Ben recently paid homage to his brother with a recording of his version of the Disturbed song ‘Stricken.’ Check it out above.
Device and Disturbed frontman David Draiman announced today (Aug. 28) via Facebook that due to complications surrounding his wife Lena’s pregnancy, all upcoming Device tour dates will be canceled through the anticipated due date, which is the first week of October. Draiman wants to stay close to home until then, and who can blame him.
Rolling Stone magazine has drawn an enormous amount of criticism for the cover of their current issue. It features Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the teenager charged in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured 260. Device / Disturbed frontman David Draiman is among the many expressing outrage over the decision.