Disturbed's David Draiman Pleased With Efforts To Legalize Marijuana

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Disturbed frontman David Draiman says that he is glad to see more and more U.S. states moving toward state-legalized recreational or medical marijuana. He said in an interview on SiriusXM, "A lot of the stigmas are being dispelled. It's not being demonized in the 'reefer madness' sense that it had been portrayed for so many generations."

Draiman listed the advantages of marijuana, saying, "Just the medicinal benefits that it has for so many people and the alternative it provides to people . . . And even just from the perspective of, like, I would rather be hanging out with a bunch of stoned dudes than a bunch of drunk dudes any day of the week."

Draiman said a while back that as much as 95 percent of the music he's written for the band has been created while he was high. He even told us that he sang Disturbed's hit cover of Simon And Garfunkel's "The Sound Of Silence" while high: "I was done with the day and I wanted to relax, so I went ahead and I smoked a bowl (laughs). Came back and was high out of my mind and no, no, by no means ready to track vocals by any stretch of the imagination. And they all encouraged me to go into the vocal booth, and I was pretty blown away. I hadn't heard my voice that vulnerable in a very, very long time."

Disturbed released a music video last week for its new single "No More" from the band's current album Evolution. In addition, Disturbed released a digital-only five-song EP on Friday (June 28th) titled Live From Alexandra Palace, London, which features a concert version of "No More" plus four other songs.