Paul Simon Is A Fan Of Disturbed’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’ Cover
Written by Sam Murphy on 5th April, 2016
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It’s very unlikely to see a song by US heavy metal band Distrubed surge up the mainstream charts but that’s exactly what’s happening right now with their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound Of Silence sitting at number one on iTunes in the country.
Now, Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel has added himself to the lengthy list of fans calling the dark cover of the song “wonderful”.
Simon took to his Facebook to plug Disturbed’s performance of the track on US late night show Conan. He also let his 1.3 million strong Facebook fanbase know that it’s taken from Disturbed’s latest album Immortalized.
In addition to that he sent Disturbed frontman David Draiman an email calling the performance “really powerful”. According to the email it was the first time Simon had heard the band do it live.
“It’s not every day that one of the most prolific songwriters of all time sends you an email message,” Draiman said posting the email on social media.
Before hearing the cover, it would’ve been hard to imagine ever hearing Disturbed and Simon & Garfunkel in the same sentence but here we are.
Watch: Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence (Live On Conan)