DISTURBED and DEVICE singer David Draiman spoke to Revolt TV about the controversy surrounding the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine which features a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspectDzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev. You can now watch the chat below.
Critics have accused the magazine of glorifying Tsarnaev like a rock star by depicting him in the same light as a young Bob Dylan or Jim Morrison.
On what his first reaction upon learning of the Rolling Stone's "The Bomber" cover:
Draiman: "Disgust. Aberration. Anger. Resentment. Shock.
Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM has weighed in on yesterday's top story: the controversial Rolling Stone cover featuring alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
According to Fox News, the issue, which hits newsstands Friday, features an picture of an unsmiling Tsarnaev above the bolded legend "The Bomber." The subhead promises to reveal "[h]ow a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster."
Writing on his Facebook page, Iacono said: "Rolling Stone magazine: If they had to put something, they should have put his brother's blown up face on the cover with 'this is what happens to idiots' instead they put this fucker and glorify him, looking like a rockstar.
"Really? I'm not a reader of this mag, but I've known it all my life and always saw it as the pinnacle of 'if you're a musician and you make the cover of Rolling Stone, you made it big time.' It took AC/DC their entire career to make the cover of this mag because they were snobbed by them, [yet it only] took this kid some explosives and guns.