Disturbed’s David Draiman Wants to Sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV
Disturbed’s David Draiman wants to represent rock at next year’s Super Bowl. The band has begun a campaign for Draiman to sing the National Anthem before the game, something the vocalist has dreamed of since he was young.
Once again, the Super Bowl Halftime Show will not feature a rock band in 2020. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform next year, celebrating the Hispanic heritage of Miami, where Super Bowl LIV will be held.
Disturbed shared a recent Billboard poll asking who should sing the National Anthem before the 2020 Super Bowl. Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie is currently in the lead, but Disturbed have encouraged fans to type Draiman’s name into the poll:
“I’ve dreamt of doing it my entire life. Been rehearsing it since I was a little boy,” Draiman told Loudwire. “I love my country, and I would be honored beyond words to have the opportunity to try and inspire, strengthen, and give hope, at a time when we need those things more than ever. Plus...it would be nice to have rock represented on SOME level at the Super Bowl, and to prove to everyone that there ARE rock singers out there who can do the anthem as much justice as ANY pop artists out there, and even possibly take it higher.”
A hard rock or metal vocalist has never sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, with the closest example being Billy Joel in 1989 and 2007.
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