• Axl Rosenberg

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN VS. DISTURBED: ROUND 3Well, the war of words between MetalSucks faves The Dillinger Escape Plan and MetalSucks whipping boys Disturbed continues. Here’s what Disturbed vocalist/Howie Mandel lookalike David Draiman (pictured right, apparently in the throes of having to take a major shit with no toilets in sight), had to say about the conflict in a recent interview:

“I’m actually very confused by [Weinman’s comments], ’cause, to be honest with you, we don’t normally let anybody around when we’re checking or we don’t pay attention to it, number one. Number two is I don’t ever remember playing with the guys, to be honest with you. I don’t know what they were doing there. I don’t ever remember having them open for us, so… I don’t even know what the hell they’re talking about. And then as far as ‘rehearsing moves,’ I mean, I don’t know who the hell they think we are — we’re not N’SYNC; we’re not going up there with choreography or something like that, trying to rehearse. ‘This is when I put my foot on the monitor here.’ [Laughs] No one cares about that. But when it’s time for Danny [Donegan, DISTURBED guitarist] to hit his guitar solo, yeah, he needs to be in a particular cued spot so that the lights go to that focus point, when there’s a little particular fill in the song. It’s called production — it’s what any big professional band that isn’t just punk rock… Not to say that there is anything wrong with punk rock, because I have my roots in it, but you can’t compare the two styles of a show. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are more punk and I respect them for what they do — I’m not even calling them out on any level, in any way shape or form. I like the style of what they do. I don’t understand what the hell they think they saw with us, but gentlemen, let me give you a little bit of education: This is what the big boys do who play stadium shows — they wanna worry about how the lights look that they spend so much money on.”

You know what? It pains me to say this given how much I loathe this fucking band, but that’s actually a very mature, well reasoned answer, and with the MAJOR exception of claiming to have his roots in punk rock*, one I can’t really find fault with. I mean, yes, it’s kind of condescending, but less so than Donegan’s response, and, c’mon, DEP said Donegan has a small penis, so all things considered, it’s not so bad.

Wow. I hope that’s the last nice thing I ever have to write about Disturbed… at least until they break-up.


P.S. Disturbed still sucks.

*Unless he used to be in a Green Day cover band or something.

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