David Draiman Of Disturbed Released A Badass 'Star Wars' Christmas Card
By: Anthony Capobianco
DECEMBER 21, 2017
Whenever Christmas rolls around, usually you'll receive Christmas cards from your friends, family and neighbors that look like they were taken by Olan Mills. But not David Draiman from Disturbed. Instead of going down the cheesy route, he and his family were tempted by the dark side and created an awesome Star Wars-themed photo shoot!
Let's go down the list and check off everything badass about this Christmas card:
International rock star David Draiman and family: check
Star Wars theme: check
Celebrating Christmas in one of the best ways possible: check
Below, go behind the scenes with the Draimans on what inspired the photo shoot and how it all happened.
David Draiman is happily married to fitness model Lena Yada, they have a son together, and with the holiday season approaching, they really decided to go that extra mile with their Christmas card. I've seen some pretty wild ones over the last few years, but I can't recall anybody hiring a professional photographer for an intricate Star Wars-themed photo shoot in their mansion. That's exactly what Draiman did.
You get what you pay for, because the photo looks pretty legit and it looks like they had a fun day at the photo shoot. Must be nice:
Any guesses on how much this cost? Maybe Draiman spent some of the down time during the shoot watching some of these hilarious Star Wars videos. Probably not, but we couldn't figure out a better way to plug that post.
Disturbed released its cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound Of Silence" in 2015 and the damn song just won't seem to go away. It's made its most recent appearance in a video made by NASA’s Johnson Space Center which showcases a ton of awesome-looking satellite imagery but is unfortunately backed by the Disturbed cover.
Disturbed's Grammy-nominated version of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" has been featured in a video released by NASA that was filmed aboard the International Space Station during Expedition 53. Captured by space station Commander Randy Bresnik and flight engineers Sergey Ryazanskiy and Paolo Nespoli, the video features stunning footage of Earth and outer space from the space station's orbit 250 miles above Earth.
Disturbed's double-platinum rendition of "The Sound Of Silence" spent seven straight weeks at #1 on Rock Radio, earning a Grammy nomination for the Best Rock performance category for "The Sound of Silence (Live on CONAN)" and amassing more than 68 million views to date. The song is taken from Disturbed's Gold-certified albumImmortalized, which is the band's fifth consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, a rare feat achieved by only one other hard rock band in the history of the chart: Metallica.
Formed in Chicago in 1996, the multi-platinum Disturbed - David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] - have sold more than 16 million albums globally and scored thirteen No. 1 singles at Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent Grammy Award nominations, as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records.
Sorry for the blip in posting – a fairly awful cold kicked my ass this weekend, and I spent all Monday in bed as well. At least I’m walking around today though. On the bright side, I did run across a few new things of interest, like this music video – a collection of awesome shots of earth set to an awesome rendition of Sound of Silence from Disturbed. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Since we first started seeing Earth from space in the 1960s, there have been countless wonderful images of the world taken by astronauts and satellites.
We can add one stunningly breathtaking video recently released by NASA to the mix.
From August through October this year, cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, of Russia, and astronauts Paolo Nespoli, of Italy, and Commander Randy Bresnik, of the United States, aboard the International Space Station compiled spectacular video of Earth from their low-earth orbit. The video includes sensational snippets of cities, deserts, oceans, islands, volcanoes, aurora and much more.
The images themselves are fantastic, but the space travelers' soundtrack choice -- heavy metal band Disturbed's haunting version of Paul Simon's "The Sound of Silence" -- results in a stirring presentation.
"Sharing the incomparable silent beauty of our planet with all our fellow travelers on this, our Spaceship Earth," wrote the astronauts.
Disturbed’s “The Sound Of Silence” Soundtracks NASA's Video Aboard International Space
NASA has released a video filmed aboard the International Space Station Expedition 53, set to the Disturbed’s “The Sound Of Silence.” By David Draiman
The video was captured by astronauts Commander Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli, and Sergey Ryazanskiy, and features footage of Earth and outer space from the space station at low-Earth orbit between August and October 2017. You can watch the video HERE or by streaming it via the player above.
The video was compiled by astronauts Sergey Ryazanskiy, Paulo Nespoli and Randy Bresnik. Shots included in the video were said to be captured from the International Space Station while in low-Earth orbit from August to October 2017.