According to one article we came across, David Draiman from the metal band Disturbed wants to sing the US National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Getting to see a more metal influenced version of the song isn't a lock though. Billboard posted a poll asking readers who they think should perform the anthem. Draiman is not even mentioned on the list. But the band is making a hard push to win the honor, sharing a link to the poll on their Facebook page.
Draiman told Loudwire that singing the National Anthem would be the culmination of a lifelong dream. “I’ve dreamt of doing it my entire life. Been rehearsing it since I was a little boy,” Draiman explained.
“I love my country, and I would be honoured 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.”
We couldn't agree more David. If you want to see him perform at the Super Bowl you'll have to do a write in ballot on the Billboard site. We already voted. If you want to see some metal at the Super Bowl you can vote by clicking here. Sadly, the vote leader at the moment is Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, followed by Lana Del Rey and Barbra Streisand.
If you are wondering if Draiman's vocal abilities are even up to the challenge, check out this live version of "The Sound Of Silence" performed on Conan O'Brien. It's amazing: