David Draiman Names The Bands That Prove Rock Is Not Dead

The heavy metal band Disturbed’s frontman David Draiman recently addressed the rock is dead claims that have been circulating and named six bands that refute the claim. He stated that there are many more than six, but he is mostly proud of them for letting rock live.

The claim, ‘rock is dead’ was first put forward by KISS’ Gene Simmons several years ago when he claimed that the young rock musicians weren’t as talented as their predecessors, like Elvis Presley, Beatles, and The Stones. However, since his claim, big names like Wolfgang Van Halen, Dave Grohl, Slash, Taylor Momsen, and Jerry Cantrell spoke up and stated that rock cannot die as long as they exist.

Disturbed’s frontman recently joined those refuting Simmons and tweeted that if a person claims ‘rock is dead,’ they’re not paying attention to the current rock scene. He named the bands Motionless in White, Bring Me the Horizon, and Nothing More as the bands which are thriving and praised their work.

He continued in another tweet, stating that Bad Wolves has been a breakthrough band since their formation in 2017. They were on top in the Billboard charts with their songs ‘Remember When,’ ‘Killing Me Slowly,’ and ‘Sober.’ Draiman also continued by mentioning two new bands, The Warning and Plush, which give him hope for the future of rock and roll.

Here is what he said about ‘rock is dead’:

“Anyone that tells you’ rock is dead’ clearly isn’t paying attention. Look at what Motionless in White, Bring Me the Horizon, Nothing More, and many others have done over the last few years. Young rock bands are thriving. Who’s next?”

His following tweet read:

“Can’t forget about Bad Wolves. Breakthrough band of the last five years. Been crazy to watch.”

Draiman added:

“New bands like The Warning and Plush give me hope. Young, powerful women playing real instruments and writing and playing songs the entire rock genre can be proud of.”

Draiman has been the vocalist of Disturbed since 1996, when he replaced its original singer Erich Awalt. He is considered one of the best metal vocalists with his distorted and operatic vocals. Hit Parader put his name on the list of ‘Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time’ as No. 42 in 2006.

You can check out the tweets below.