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Disturbed spoof had Draiman in tears.. of laughter

Disturbed frontman David Draiman says the video that spoofed his band’s music reduced him to tears – of laughter.

Brandon Muller and Archie Wilson’s comedy clip, launched last May, was entitled The Greatest Hit Of Disturbed and parodied the frontman’s trademark vocal style, while suggesting that tracks including Down With The Sickness and Liberate were all effectively the same song.

Draiman tells Lucas H Gordon: “I remember the first time I saw it – I was laughing so hard I was in tears. My favourite line was, ‘Never before has a band done so much with so little.’ That was hysterical.”

He adds: “If you can’t find humour and laugh at yourself, there’s something wrong with you. For them to put all that effort into it, and all the time it took to make it, it’s flattering. It’s pretty damn funny.”

Disturbed have been on hiatus since 2011, but in December Draimain told fans they “will reunite… some day.”

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.