Disturbed frontman David Draiman has spoken about his band’s Grammy nomination in a recent interview. Disturbed received a nomination earlier this week for their live cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’.
The band’s nomination comes in the ‘Best Rock Performance’ category and faces fierce competition from Alabama Shakes, Twenty One Pilots, the late David Bowie and perhaps most bizarrely Beyonce, for her Jack White duet ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’.
When asked how it felt going up against Beyonce for a Grammy Award, Draiman explained: “I have mad respect for all the artists in this category, including and especially Jack White,” “Is it strange [to be up against Beyoncé]? I think the reason you asked the question is because it is. It definitely stands out — like, one of these things is not like the other, you know? But what are you going to do?”
He continued: “What bothers me is that everybody in this category are giants of the field,” “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. And David Bowie, a posthumous award happens all the time, and who more deserving? It’s crazy the amount of talent in this category.”
‘The Sound of Silence’ appears on Disturbed’s 2015 album ‘Immortalized’. The single peaked at number one on the US Mainstream Rock Chart and has since been certified platinum in both the US and Australia. The song famously featured in the trailer for the popular video game ‘Gears of War 4’.
Here is the full list of nominees:
Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes – Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé featuring Jack White – Don’t Hurt Yourself
David Bowie – Blackstar
Disturbed – The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens