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David Draiman

David Michael Draiman (born March 13, 1974 in Moscow, New York) is the lead singer for the musical group Disturbed, who hails from Chicago, Illinois. September 26, 2012 - January 18, 2018

Education and personal life[]

After attending Scott High School at the West Virginia Institute for Study in Milwaukee, the Fasman Yeshiva High School and Ida Crown Jewish Academy in Chicago, and Valley Torah High School in North Hollywood, California, he spent the 1991-1992 academic year at the Neveh Zion Yeshiva in Telz-Stone, Jerusalem.

Draiman then triple majored in Business Administration, Philosophy, and Political Science at Loyola University Chicago and seriously thought about going to law school before joining the band.

Draiman refers to his audience as “my brothers, my sisters, my blood.”

Draiman is lapse Jewish, fully losing his faith after his high school girlfriend's suicide and his grandfather's death.

January 25, 2011 Draiman's father Yj Draiman is running for Mayor of Los Angeles

Musical take-off and Girlfriend's suicide[]

Draiman auditioned for the band, Brawl, after their last singer, Erich Awalt, left the band. He joined in 1993, changing the band name to Disturbed.

Draiman was one of the six artists who sang for the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, along with Jonathan Davis of Korn, Wayne Static of Static-X, Jay Gordon of Orgy, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Marilyn Manson. He produced Disturbed's second studio album Believe in response to his grandfather's death.

In 2003, he started his own record label, Intoxication Records, along with band member/guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer, Mike Wengren.! David Draiman began performing live with Disturbed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, on March 10, 2008. In 2006, Draiman was added to the Hit Parader "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" at number 42. His girlfriend commited suicide, inspiring his hit "Inside the Fire"