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Paul Simon REALLY Likes DISTURBED's "Sound of Silence" Cover, So Does Russel Crowe

Posted by on April 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm Follow on Twitter | Follow on Instagram

People really seem to be responding in kind to Disturbed's cover of the classic Simon & Garfunkel tune "The Sound of Silence."  We've expressed our thoughts on the subject, especially on the Livecast, but fans are really taking kind to it.

The song got a second life, as it were, after the band's rather grand performance of the cover on Conan last week, with a full orchestra. And, perhaps shockingly, Paul Simon… you know, the dude who originally performed the song, posted a very complimentary note on his Facebook page about the track:

In case you missed it, Disturbed did a wonderful rendition of "The Sound of Silence" on Conan this week. The S&G cover…

Posted by Paul Simon on Saturday, April 2, 2016

He even plugged the album! I doubt this was a paid endorsement of any kind, Simon does not need the money. I am a bit surprised by his reaction, just because I didn't even expect the cover to be on his radar. He's not the only celebrity to respond in kind to the track. Russel Crowe tweeted over the weekend about how much he enjoys the song:

Far be it for me to criticize anybody for liking a certain song, you like what you like. Do you agree with Crowe and Simon? Do you enjoy the track? Chime in with your thoughts in the comments.

[via MetalSucks]

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  • My2Sense4U

    I'm 70 years old and this version gave me chills. Unbelievable cover of such a great song.

  • Denis Manning

    Soo much emotion, building & building…I watched the Conan version

  • Sir Louie

    Having grown up with the original, David Draiman's version was like revisiting an old friend who has come into the times we live in. Its urgency is fresh, an acknowledgement of the disconnect, darkness and uncertainty of today. It's raw, but clear, a siren for the troubles of our times. That it resonates with generations across the ages now, points to the timelessness of a song written over 50 years ago, by a very young, but equally disillusioned Paul Simon.

  • Luke Searle

    I agree entirely. it seems that the "Glory Days" of Metal have passed. Then Disturbed do this. If there are people having a pop at Disturbed for doing this, or their execution of said song, they surely can't be real music lovers.