Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: Rock + Metal at the Super Bowl Is ‘Long Overdue’
It's always good to see some rock solidarity. Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor channelled as much Monday (Oct. 7) when, across his social media outposts, the musician shared Disturbed singer David Draiman's bid to belt the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl LIV next year.
In fact, the Slipknot figurehead thinks it's "long overdue" for rock and metal to make a showing at the Super Bowl. What Taylor tweeted out alongside his supportive exhortation (while simultaneously posting a similar message to Instagram) was Loudwire's article about Disturbed's Super Bowl campaign. The Draiman-led band hope to get their frontman's pipes near the 50-yard line for a pre-game rock run on "The Star-Spangled Banner." See Taylor's encouraging response to that toward the bottom of this post.
"It’s long overdue for rock and metal to be represented at the Super Bowl," Taylor stated in support of the effort. "Let’s make our voices heard in support of our brother David Draiman of @Disturbed and let the @nfl know we want him to sing the anthem." Elsewhere, the Slipknot singer expressed, "This needs to happen!"
Yesterday, Disturbed shared a recent Billboard poll asking who should sing the national anthem before the 2020 game. Panic! at the Disco songster Brendon Urie in currently in the lead of the fan vote, but Disturbed have encouraged fans to enter Draiman's name into the online poll.
It would be a fitting, full-circle moment for the "Sound of Silence" rockers. As Draiman shared exclusively with Loudwire, such a patriotic performance is one he's been preparing for since he first started out.
“I've dreamt of doing it my entire life. Been rehearsing it since I was a little boy," he said. "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."
Draiman continued, "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.”
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