It's pretty uncommon for a cover to be better than the original song. Yet, the metal band Disturbed, arguably, did just that on "Conan." "Hello Darkness, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again." The opening lines to Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" is familiar to just about everyone, so it was pretty brave to try to cover such a beloved song.
Disturbed released the cover as a single in December 2015. The track soon hit number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. Three months later, the band performed the song live on "Conan." Starting with a whisper, lead singer David Draiman slowly builds the song into a powerhouse ballad. Over five million people have now watched Draiman's rendition of the Paul Simon classic. Watch it for yourself below.
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