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1 Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 12:27

CrowX


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Disturbed frontman David Draiman has told the Green Bay Press Gazette that the band is "offended" that local veterans are opposed to Disturbed's Music As A Weapon tour playing on May 17th at Green Bay, Wisconsin's Resch Center, which is near the Brown County Veterans Memorial. Draiman told the paper, "There is no band on the face of this planet that has been more supportive of our troops than Disturbed -- period. For this level of ignorance -- and I don't even know what else to call it but ignorance -- to be exhibited by the veterans, it's almost like a direct slap in the face to us."

Draiman has told us numerous times in the past that even though he was personally against the invasion and occupation of Iraq, Disturbed is 100 percent behind America's armed forces: "We need to support our troops and love our troops and do everything we can. In fact, any chance that we as Disturbed have to perform for the troops, give them a little bit of encouragement, strength, build their hope, I would do in a heartbeat."

Veterans were concerned that the tour, which also includes tattooing and extreme sports demonstrations, would mock the memorial, with one local vet calling the area "sacred land."

Draiman said the idea that the tour would mock the memorial was "completely preposterous." Disturbed staged a meet-and-greet for military personnel during a tour stop in Fayetteville, North Carolina last week, as journeyed to Kuwait to play for U.S. troops in March 2008. The group often lets members of the military into its shows for free and even dedicated the title track of its latest album, Indestructible, to American soldiers.

Draiman added that he thinks the veterans are opposed to the show because his band plays heavy metal, saying, "I guarantee you that if it were Travis Tritt or somebody like that playing next door to the memorial, they'd have no issue with it. But because of the connotations that are given to this genre ... and perhaps there's a generational gap, they don't understand what this music means to so many of the current serving officers in the military."

The local veterans were apparently already disgruntled over construction last summer of a miniature golf course very close to the memorial. The golf course was eventually shut down.


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2 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 13:56

Mistress


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I could go on and on but since Spawny just asked us to post our fave quotes I will do so here again as it is most fitting

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds"

Albert Einstein

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3 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 14:33

ldywlfolson


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Good one Mistress!!!

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4 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 14:59

Bowers


Immortalized
those veterans just got owned :D

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5 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 19:19

Believe


Stupified
I don't blame them at all after all Disturbed does for the troop.

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6 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 20:10

Morbid Spawn


One of The Ten Thousand
Now I have the utmost respect for Veterans but that's just preposterous

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7 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 22:48

killswitch72


Disturbed One
Yes I agree this is a slap in the face for them. I hate it for Disturbed that they are type casted like this.

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8 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 01:04

Some people will complain about anything really.

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9 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 05:24

zealouso


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WTF DO THEY DON'T KNOW THAT INDESTRUCTIBLE'S INTRO IS A WARFARE WITH MISSILES, GUNFIGHTS AND THNK TANKS

DISTURBED LOVES SOLDIERZ YEAH

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10 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 09:28

zealouso wrote:WTF DO THEY DON'T KNOW THAT INDESTRUCTIBLE'S INTRO IS A WARFARE WITH MISSILES, GUNFIGHTS AND THNK TANKS

DISTURBED LOVES SOLDIERZ YEAH

lol Dude i'm not trying to offend you but turn off the caps lock yeah? It makes it seem like you're yelling at us :tongue:

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11 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Thu 14 May 2009, 14:04

S.M.F


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Thats just stupid. Especially after all they do for the troops.

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12 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Thu 14 May 2009, 20:24

DYLANPCRIDDLE


One of The Ten Thousand
Veterans come from a different time and have a different perspective of the world. Back in some of these guys' days, Jazz music was considered to be unethical. So although I understand why Disturbed would and should be offended, we also have to understand that Vet's think differently than we do. Not too mention Rock and Metal is often rebellious towards government, and I know there's quite a few Veterans who don't like that. So even though they may be wrong on this one, it's better to try and understand them then to critisize them.

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13 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Fri 15 May 2009, 13:29

S.M.F


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DYLANPCRIDDLE wrote:Veterans come from a different time and have a different perspective of the world. Back in some of these guys' days, Jazz music was considered to be unethical. So although I understand why Disturbed would and should be offended, we also have to understand that Vet's think differently than we do. Not too mention Rock and Metal is often rebellious towards government, and I know there's quite a few Veterans who don't like that. So even though they may be wrong on this one, it's better to try and understand them then to critisize them.
Yeah, that does make sense.

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14 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Sat 16 May 2009, 13:06

Wolf


Disturbed One
Wow.

I don't even know what to say. That is ridiculous. After all the support Disturbed has given them?

Wow.

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15 Re: Disturbed Offended By Veterans Group on Wed 20 May 2009, 21:52

DYLANPCRIDDLE wrote:Veterans come from a different time and have a different perspective of the world. Back in some of these guys' days, Jazz music was considered to be unethical. So although I understand why Disturbed would and should be offended, we also have to understand that Vet's think differently than we do. Not too mention Rock and Metal is often rebellious towards government, and I know there's quite a few Veterans who don't like that. So even though they may be wrong on this one, it's better to try and understand them then to critisize them.

I fully agree with this

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