Cara Carriveau of "Cara's Basement" conducted an interview with DISTURBED lead singer David Draiman this past summer backstage at the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in Tinley Park, Illinois. According to Cara, "His dressing room was a cozy retreat, heavily air-conditioned on a warm summer day. David is originally from Chicago and discusses how it's sort of a tease coming back for just a day or two. He also describes his emotional tour of Iraq. And he delves into other subjects, from proper vocal technique to SLIPKNOT's laundry issues. This is one of the most entertaining episodes to date!"
Listen to the 13-minute chat below.
DISTURBED will release a new live EP entitled "Live & Indestructible" on September 30 exclusively via iTunes. Check out the cover artwork below.
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. Inside the Fire (live from Deep Rock Drive)
02. Stricken (live from Deep Rock Drive)
03. Stupify (live from Deep Rock Drive)
04. Indestructible (music video)
According to The Pulse of Radio, DISTURBED is planning to kick off its fourth Music As A Weapon tour in March of 2009. Dates, cities and supporting acts have yet to be unveiled. The last Weapon tour, in late 2006, featured STONE SOUR, NONPOINT and FLYLEAF in addition to the headliners. DISTURBED spent the past summer co-headlining the inaugural Rock Star Energy Mayhem Festival with SLIPKNOT, and is on the road in New Zealand, Japan and Europe through early November.
DISTURBED recently set a record for the longest-running No. 1 track in the history of Mediabase's Active Rock chart with "Inside the Fire", the lead-off single from its gold-certified album "Indestructible". The track was No. 1 for 14 weeks at Active Rock Radio and also No. 1 on the BDS/Billboard Active Rock Radio chart for 15 weeks.
"Inside the Fire", which was released digitally on March 25, is DISTURBED's sixth No. 1 single at Active Rock, and the band's fastest-rising chart-topper to date. The band's previous No. 1 Active Rock singles are "Down With The Sickness", "Prayer", "Liberate", "Stricken" and "Land of Confusion". The second single from "Indestructible", the title track (see video below), hit radio last month.