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David Draiman and his “Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah” hook in “Down With The Sickness” can be heard in a new mashup. Spoiler: It’ll likely be stuck in your head for days, so consider yourself warned.

Mashup extraordinaire DJ Cummerbund has combined the popular Disturbed hit with “Mahna Mahna” from The Muppet Show. The YouTuber wrote via the video’s description, “A clip of this dumpster-fire shot around TikTok the other day – so here is the full version as requested! I view it as a deep exploration of how society sometimes treats artists and creatives like circus animals. Fun! I’ll be dropping some real mixes over the next week or so.”

 

Fans can catch Disturbed (sans Muppets) on the road this summer with a slate of openers including Theory Of A Deadman, Breaking Benjamin and JINJER. A list of tour dates is below.

Disturbed – 2023 “Take Back Your Life” North American Tour Dates

7/11 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena # ~
7/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre # ~
7/15 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater # ~
7/16 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre # ~
7/18 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre # ~
7/20 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre # ~
7/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre # ~
7/23 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater # ~
7/25 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion # ~
7/27 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion # ~
7/29 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP # ~
7/31 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion # ~
8/01 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre # ~
8/03 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre # ~
8/05 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/07 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek # ~
8/09 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live # ~
8/11 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center ~
8/12 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview # ~
8/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center # ~
8/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center ~
8/19 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater # ~
8/21 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion # ~
8/23  – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion # ~
8/26 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake # ~
8/27 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center # ~
8/29 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre # ~
8/30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre # ~
9/01 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre # ~
9/02 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center # ~

+ Special guest: Theory Of A Deadman
# Special guest: Breaking Benjamin
~ Special guest: JINJER

 

The Muppet Show: 9 Iconic Guest Appearances

Jim Henson would’ve turned 85 today (September 24,) and out of all of his magical creations, perhaps his most beloved was The Muppet Show.

Running from 1976-1981 for a total of 120 episodes, the classic variety show attracted a diverse group of guest stars from all over the entertainment landscape. Here are just nine incredible examples.

  • Buddy Rich

    Buddy Rich, one of the greatest drummers ever, vs. Animal in a drum battle. Need we say more?

  • Diana Ross

    Ms. Ross’ performance of “Love Hangover” with the addition of some of Jim Henson’s trippiest creations is simply sublime.

  • Steve Martin

    Steve Martin is so goofy, he’s practically part Muppet. Plus, anytime he gets to play banjo is a good time.

  • Rita Moreno

    Moreno’s performance on The Muppet Show was so great, she won an Emmy for it! Here she is trying to perform “Fever,” but Animal didn’t get the memo on making sure his drumming was subtle.

  • ‘Star Wars’ Cast

    Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), C-3P0 and R2-D2 appear in this February 1980 episode of The Muppet Show, which was three months out from the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

  • Harry Belafonte

    Harry Belafonte’s appearance featured this funny rendition of “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” with Fozzie Bear.

  • Elton John

    Many cite Sir Elton’s performance of “Crocodile Rock” from this classic episode, but there’s something incredibly special about his performance of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” with the Electric Mayhem.

  • Julie Andrews

    One of the series’ tenderest moments was when Andrews and Kermit performed “When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish.”

  • Alice Cooper

    Last, but definitely not least, is Alice Cooper, who might just be the most memorable guest The Muppet Show had in its five-season run. From interacting with all the Muppets to his performances, you could tell he was having the best time ever.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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