DISTURBED’s DAN DONEGAN Recalls Getting First Guitar For Christmas

DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan started playing his instrument when he was a teenager, so naturally he told The Pulse Of Radio that one of the most important Christmas gifts of his life was his very first guitar. “My first electric guitar, it was like from Sears — it was a [Gibson] SGcopy, and my parents just didn’t really seem too supportive of it in the beginning, because they figured it’s either gonna sit in the closet and collect dust, or ‘he’s gonna play it and it’s gonna be loud and annoying,’ he said. “It was kind of a difficult thing to convince them that I was gonna be serious about it, and I wanted this. And I still have it — it’s in pieces, but I still have the body of it.”

DISTURBED released its first-ever collection of B-sides and rarities, titled “The Lost Children”, last month.

The set includes a previously unreleased song called “Mine”, plus tunes that previously appeared only on soundtracks or as bonus cuts on international editions of the group’s albums.

DISTURBED went on an open-ended hiatus earlier this fall, following the completion of the touring cycle for its 2010 album “Asylum”.