SERJ TANKIAN On 'Tavis Smiley'; Video Available

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian was a guest recently on the late-night television talk show "Tavis Smiley" on PBS. Watch a four-minute excerpt from the interview below.

Serj Tankian's solo debut, "Elect the Dead", sold 66,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD is the first new release from a member of SYSTEM OF A DOWN since the band went on hiatus in the fall of 2006.

Although Tankian played most of the instruments on the record himself, SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan contributed to a few songs.

Dolmayan is also in a new band called SCARS ON BROADWAY with SYSTEM guitarist Daron Malakian.

Tankian and his backing band, the FCC, will head to the U.K. early next month to open for FOO FIGHTERS.


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