Disturbed inspires elderly drummer’s epic “Down with the Sickness” cover
"Keep sharing your drumming passion to the world.January 30, 2020
Drummers are a special breed of people. They come in all shapes and sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why drummer Dorothea Taylor took a stand and starred in a Drumeo ad where she absolutely kills “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed.
Drumeo is an online drum lesson company and Taylor might now be their biggest star.
The video starts with Taylor tapping on her steering wheel to the intro of Disturbed’s hit song. She pulls into a music shop where the cashier immediately directs her to the violins and pianos. Taylor shrugs it off and hits the drum section.
She then takes her gear to the church to play music where the next man she encounters directs her to the organ in the back. She climbs the stairs and a man playing guitar asks her if they’re being too loud. Taylor says no, that she’s there for the drum audition.
From here, we are treated to just under five minutes of absolute carnage. Dorothea Taylor slays the drums. She’s tapping the skins, tapping the rims and whatever else Brendan Urie says to describe Fall Out Boy.
Watch Dorothea Taylor, The Godmother of Drumming unleash Hell below.
The cover is so good that even Distrubed saw it and cracked a joke at their drummer Mike Wengren’s expense.
— Disturbed (@Disturbed) January 9, 2020
Needless to say, Dorothea now has fans all over the internet thanks to her Disturbed cover.
Way 2 play Dorothea Taylor ?‼️ https://t.co/rR6Ce50iOU
— Jose Miranda (@TheJoseMiranda) January 14, 2020
— Phil Wheeler (@Phil_Wheeler) January 19, 2020
I’m currently OBSESSED with Dorothea Taylor.
That lady can drum!!! ?https://t.co/R2tX0yThIy
Dtdrummerlady on YouTube.
Check. Her. Out.
She’s CRAZY good!!!#IWishSheWasMyGrandma
— The Mandalottiean (@S1owRiot) January 30, 2020
While the video is incredible in its own right, it sends a powerful message. At the end Dorothea discusses her sentiments.
“I’ve been drumming my whole life, and every one of these experiences has happened to me throughout my life, Dorothea says. “Drummers come in all ages, sizes, shapes, ethnicities and regardless of how good you are, how old you are, we’re all still part of a drumming family. So remember, don’t judge a drummer or anybody by their looks. And always, always, always keep sharing your drumming passion to the world.”
We couldn’t agree more, Dorothea.
Disturbed just announced a 20th-anniversary tour for their seminal album The Sickness. The 31-day run features Staind and Bad Wolves as special guests and is produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions. The tour starts in July and runs into September.
Disturbed will play songs from The Sickness in addition to tracks from their newest record Evolution. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 31.
The Chicago-based heavy metal unit Disturbed rose to prominence with their debut album The Sickness in 2000. Sporting tracks such as “Stupify,” “Down with the Sickness,” and “The Game,” The Sickness went on to peak at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 200 and has sold four million copies in the United States alone.
Seven albums later, Disturbed is still rocking and rolling in neighborhoods around the world. The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour will hit a slew of cities throughout the US before ending in Auburn, WS in mid-September.
Tickets go on sale Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. local time. Select presales are available tomorrow Jan. 28. VIP packages and meet and greets are available for all dates. Tickets and all other information are available here. A full list of dates is below.
07/15 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest *
07/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Upheaval Festival *
07/21 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/23 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/24 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
07/26 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/29 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/30 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/01 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/02 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
08/04 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/06 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/08 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/10 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/13 – Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park
08/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/16 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/20 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/23 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
08/26 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
08/27 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
08/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/01 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/02 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/04 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/05 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
09/09 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
09/11 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
09/12 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
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