Paul Simon hails Disturbed's Sound Of Silence cover

David Draiman
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Paul Simon has given his seal of approval to Disturbed’s cover of The Sound Of Silence.

David Draiman and co covered the Simon And Garfunkel classic on latest album Immortalized and after last week’s live performance of the track on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show, Simon described it as a “wonderful rendition.”

In a Facebook post, Simon says: “In case you missed it, Disturbed did a wonderful rendition of The Sound of Silence on Conan this week. The S&G cover also appears on Disturbed’s latest album, Immortalized.”

Draiman responded in a Facebook post on Disturbed’s page, saying: “Humbled and grateful beyond words. Thank you so much Mr Paul Simon.”

Meanwhile, Draiman has apologised for calling out a fan who was texting at a recent Disturbed show. He described the woman as rude, but she later revealed she was checking up on her young daughter who was at home.

Draiman tells Loudwire: “I wasn’t privy to the information of what she had going on and when I made my original Facebook post that information had not yet come out. I feel badly about it and I am sorry.”

Disturbed are on the road in support of Immortalized.

Disturbed remaining tour dates 2016

Apr 04: New York Irving Plaza, NY
Apr 05: Niagara Falls Rapids Theater, NY
Apr 07: Detroit St. Andrews Hall, MI
Apr 08: Grand Rapids Orbit Room, MI
Apr 10: Memphis New Daisy Theatre, TN
Jul 09: Syracuse Lakeview Amphitheatre, NY (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 10: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 12: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 17: St Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 19: Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion, PA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 20: Indianapolis Klipsch Amphitheatre, IN (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 22: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 23: Boston Xfinity Center, MA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 24: Darien Center Lake Performing Arts Center, NY (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 26: Detroit DTE Energy Amphitheatre, MI (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 27: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 29: Scranton Pavilion At Montage Mountain, PA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 30: Wantagh Nikon At Jones Beach, NY (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Jul 31: Holmdel PNC Banks Arts Center, NJ (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 04: Gilford Bank Of NH Pavilion, NH (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 08: Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 12: Dallas Gexa Energy Amphitheatre, TX (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 13: Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 15: Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 17: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheatre, NM (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)
Aug 19: Concord Pavilion, CA (with Breaking Benjamin & Alter Bridge)