Disturbed Drummer Was Initially Nervous About New Bassist


Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren spoke with Time Off magazine about the band’s line-up change since their last visit to Australia, with original bass-player Fuzz being replaced by ex-Union Underground member John Moyer. “I was a little nervous about that at first – John is a different player than our original bass player,” Wengren recalled. “John is a pitch player and he’s a lot more staccato and a lot more even. But John did a great job of fitting in. The bass guitar was never anything that I really followed myself as a drummer so the impact on me hasn’t been too great.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.

Ozzy, System, Disturbed To Rock Ozzfest

Billboard reports that the mainstage lineup for the annual Ozzfest tour, kicking off July 1st in San Francisco, will boast founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne for 10 shows, along with System Of A Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil and another major act to be announced on May 23rd.

Singer Complains Disturbed Gets No Respect

If Disturbed singer David Draiman had his way, his ambition would drive the band to the very peak of rock stardom. To “the status of a Metallica or a U2,” he tells Revolver magazine. But the respect that is afforded those megagroups continues to elude Disturbed. As Draiman notes, the band has sold nearly 8 million CDs in six years, yet still functions as “the Rodney Dangerfield of metal.” Read more.

Disturbed Finds Its Groove

The Baltimore Sun spoke with Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren about their latest effort ‘Ten Thousand Fists’, which now sees the Chicago band resisting the heavy-metal tag. “We don’t pigeonhole ourselves in metal,” Wengren said. “We think our music is more rhythmic. There’s a lot that gets attached to metal – the look, the weird vocals that really don’t fit our music.”

Draiman: Disturbed Stand Out From Hard Rock Competition

Distrubed singer David Draiman tells Launch that there’s a major difference between their sound and some of the newer music on the scene such as Lamb of God or Shadows Fall. “There’s a huge contingency of kids that want stuff that they can just bash their head open to, you know, and that’s great,” he said. “We provide that as well. But to us, when we make our music, it has to be fused with melody. The aggression and the power needs to be harnessed with hooks that stay with you.”

X Games XI House Of Blues Party

Jerry Cantrell, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, B Real and Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Billy Morrison, Dave Navarro, David Draiman of Disturbed, Donovan Leitch, Jerry Cantrell, Scott Weiland and Slash of Velvet Revolver, and Stephen Perkins were on hand for X Games XI House of Blues Party on August 5th at House of Blues in Los Angeles, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Disturbed ‘Stricken’ Video

Disturbed are out with the video to their new single ‘Stricken’, from the album ‘Ten Thousand Fists’ due out September 20th. Watch it online below.