Disturbed Singer: Response to BP Oil Spill Is Like Katrina All Over Again


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Disturbed's new album, 'Asylum,' the band looks at environmental issues on 'Another Way to Die,' about how the planet is our home but we aren't exactly taking care of it for our children and their children. So we had to ask singer David Draiman about his position on the catastrophic BP oil spill. Turns out, he is very informed on the matter, and we felt like we learned from listening to him speak about it.

"I have a significant one," Draiman said when Noisecreep asked him if he had an opinion about the BP crisis. "I think it is an embarrassment and it is unforgivable. We should have sent every available resource the minute it occurred, but watchdog organizations are in bed with these people and nothing is done. I think that it is ridiculous that we didn't accept aid from the Saudis right away; the freighters they have, and have used, with suction capabilities?"


He continued, "We left it to BP, who did not take accurate measurements of oil and who lied all along. All they are concerned about is diverting and saving the constantly leaking orifice instead of damming it up and losing the oil. They aren't worried about saving an ecosystem and way of life of fisherman along the Gulf Coast."

Draiman also deemed the White House's reaction to the BP spill as "tantamount to how Bush handled Katrina. It gets worse every day. The marine life is hardest hit, since they have to come to the surface to breathe and instead take in the toxins. I am beyond disgusted with the situation. I have followed it like a madman. It's unforgivable."

The singer also said he hopes that Kevin Costner, who has come forward with his device that can supposedly separate the oil from the water while saving both, is legit with his claims. "I hope Costner isn't blowing hot air," Draiman said. "The irony is that other companies aren't more innocent. They just haven't gotten caught. Shell's and Exxon's preparedness plan looks the same way."

Disturbed's 'Asylum' is out in Aug. 24.



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Funny thing is, this oil in 10 years will all be gone. Oil eating bacteria in the ocean will eat it away. Remember, this is EARTH MADE OIL, not heavymetal oil that vehicles use. This oil isnt toxic, its suffocating to animals, but its not a toxin.

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People trying to clean up this stuff are getting sick not to mention the stuff is air born and can travel quite a distance....the average lifespan of a person who did cleanup on the Exxon Valdez is 51 years old. Almost all those people who did work on the Exxon Valdez are now dead. And BP still here, once again, is big oil not giving the information to the doctors and health care officials. County nurse was not given permission to go on to the BP property. When she finally did that, the people who work at BP who were coming to see her were only allowed to get band aids and aspirin from her. And they were told that they only could go to the BP doctors if they wanted to get treated.I find this whole situation destructive and devastating for everyone.My opinion....someone is getting away with murder...I hope everyone including celebs, music artists ect....take a stand and show them just how wrong this is.



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BP isnt the ONLY company at fault. Two other smaller companys owned the deep water horizon rig. BP is just the ONLY company that is trying to fix it. Yes, I fault BP's officers for the explosion, but I also respect BP for trying to fix the problem... alone.

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I was watching this...again, so why did this happen over 31 years ago..and now again this year??Can anyone explain this to me please?



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It should NOT have taken over two months decide that there indeed was a problem. Everything they have tried to stop the leakage has FAILED! Now hurricane season is here and that makes everything 1,000 times worse. It's heartbreaking to hear people in the Louisiana shrimping and seafood industry mourning the loss of their livelihood. Because of one big oil company's complacence, that industry, which has been handed down from one generation to another, may cease to exist because the oil is killing off everything it touches.

Why didn't we accept help when it was offered? Because it was the Saudis and our government has its pride. Well, American Pride may just be the death knell to hundreds of species in that region, in addition to the loss of livelihood I mentioned in the previous paragraph. Were I the President, I'd put all conflicts aside and accepted the help, regardless from what country it came. Screw America's pride, this is something that needed to be taken care of before eleven men lost their lives back in April and all this mess occurred.

Thank you, David, for speaking out about this!! No one may give a rat's ass what a bald metal vocalist says, but dammit, someone has to say something, stand for something! And I'll stand behind David, because, dammit, he's right!



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Oorah, Stef! I totally agree. It's total bullshit and that fact that the White House isn't taking over the project is a travesty.

Kudos to David for saying what he did, but what else should we expect from him? He doesn't hold his tongue and people need to listen to him more.

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[quote="GuiltyPleasures"]Now hurricane season is here and that makes everything 1,000 times worse.quote]
What? It's a God given answer to the problem. A small hurricane is the perfect answer to disperse and rid the oil out of the gulf once and for all. It's a quick and easy answer. The people on the Gulf coast and their fishing companies are used to hurricanes and know how to react. Hell, if it starts raining oil near my house, I'm getting a bucket and collecting that shit.

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laurieann131313


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thanks for posting this.

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Bp may not be the only compane at fault but it IS THERE JOB to clean it up and the fact that they arent rushing to do it is bs they say there gunna do somthing then they cancel it they talk a bunch but we dont wanna hear it they need to FIX it NOW but its probily already to late

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