Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren said singer David Draiman felt Ann Wilson of Heart was a real "no-brainer" when it came to choosing a partner for the band's first recorded duet.
In an interview with station WDHA in Dover, New Jersey, Wengren said the idea for having a guest vocalist sing with Draiman came from Dave himself during the sessions for the song "Don't Tell Me." He said that Dave and Ann had been in contact since Wilson participated in the group’s 2015 cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic "The Sound of Silence," and that the two singing "Don't Tell Me" made perfect sense to the band.
Wengren said that when Draiman brought the idea to Ann "she jumped on the opportunity," responding immediately. And that the band thought, "Holy ----. She just said yes to this."
The song is on Disturbed's eighth studio album, Divisive, which will be released on Friday. Wengren called working with Ann Wilson, "such an honor." (Blabbermouth)
[Source: Classic Hits Today]