Let’s be honest. Disturbed’s cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic The Sound Of Silence isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It seems to be one of those songs listeners either can’t get enough of hearing, or it’s a cover that rubs some people the wrong way.

For whatever it’s worth, Paul Simon likes it.

Disturbed’s singer David Draiman shared details after the band performed the song March 28 on Conan. Paul Simon saw the broadcast and sent Draiman an email shortly after, saying, “Really powerful performance on Conan the other day. First time I’d seen you do it live. Nice. Thanks.”

Simon signed off on a post through his own social media accounts, directing fans to footage of the Conan performance, calling it a “wonderful rendition.”

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