I still do. But Dez Fafara — that tough dude with the Napoleon complex who fronts DevilDriver — no longer wants to take his open hand and smash it against Disturbed frontman David Draiman’s face. I guess the two dudes spoke by phone, and worked out their differences.
A caps lock-loving Draiman Tweeted yesterday that “I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH DEZ; WE ARE OLD FRIENDS AND ANY MISUNDERSTANDING HAS BEEN CLEARED UP. I WROTE HIM THE FOLLOWING…”
Basically, Draiman’s correspondence to Dez explained that “THESE GUYS (THE MEDIA IN GENERAL)” love to stir the shit pot, and then goes on to kiss Revolver magazine’s ass…for licking Draiman’s ass last week.
“MY ‘DEMISE OF HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL’ QUOTE…WAS TAKEN WAY OUT OF CONTEXT,” Draiman writes. “I WAS REFERRING TO THE FACT THAT HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IGNORED BY THE MASS MEDIA. COMPARED TO WHAT THE OTHER GENRES ARE DOING, I TRULY DO BELIEVE THAT METAL IS AS STRONG AS EVER.”
Draiman told Dez that he his comments have been met with a lot of anti-Semitic remarks. One of them — obviously a regular reader of ThePRP — referenced Draiman’s old girlfriend (the one he had when he was 16), who committed suicide.
Dez then posted a series of Tweets, explaining what happened.
“OK, Today I received numerous phone calls from 7dust and others telling ME that DDraiman was trying to get in touch with ME and wanted my Email, So I said ‘Give it to him.’ After receiving four emails and then expressing my disappointment about his comments regarding Heavy Underground music (or as he called it ‘cookie monster’ music).
“As you know Disturbed opened for every Coal Chamber show in there area previous to their getting a deal so I especially was incensed at his comment and since no one stood up ‘I DID!’ After many emails I called David who was very apologetic and had sincere remorse to his tone, he also told me he was going to reach out to Randy from LOG as well because I believe Randy also commented as well.
“He did tell me that someone had insulted his heritage (Jewish) and made some comments about his grandparents and the holocaust. A Fact that the @theprp Did NOT mention. I also went to his Twitter as well as did @theprp and neither of us could find any such comment made by anyone? If things were taking out of context then @theprp ‘it’s there bad for printing half truth.’ I only saw his tweet regarding Heavy music And responded in kind. He did ask me to say something about us speaking and I am a man of my word so I’m telling you all about our convo Once on the phone things were laid to rest and clarified So there ya go. Have a nice night Best DEZ.”
Disturbed and DevilDriver should both just hang it up, at this point. That’s just my opinion, and the opinion of most people I know.