Disturbed‘s efforts to get David Draiman to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl got some big support thanks to Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor.
Taylor shared via Twitter, “It’s long overdue for rock and metal to be represented at the Super Bowl. 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.”
This is started when Disturbed shared a reader poll on Billboard.com asking who should sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV via Facebook. The poll features 15 artists including Mary J. Blige, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Post Malone, Pitbull and Brendon Urie. However, not a single rock artist is listed, but there is an “Other” option that allows readers to write-in a vote. Disturbed then encouraged their fans with the message, “Let’s stir it up. Open link, type in ‘David Draiman’ in the other section, and click VOTE.”
While certainly a fun way to throw off the pop-heavy poll, Draiman actually really does want to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. The Disturbed frontman told Loudwire, “I’ve dreamt of doing it my entire life. Been rehearsing it since I was a little boy. 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. 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.”