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Watch: SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN And JOHN DOLMAYAN Perform 'Aerials' With Cover Band On Mexican Street

Serj Tankian and John Dolmayan of SYSTEM OF A DOWN played the band's song "Aerials" with the rock covers outfit MÉDIUM this past Friday, July 15 during John's 50th-birthday celebration in the streets of San José del Cabo, Mexico. Video of the performance can be seen below. Dolmayan is married to Dia...
July 17, 2022
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Admits He 'Lost A Ton' Of Social Media Followers With His Pro-TRUMP Posts

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan, who has publicly voiced his support for former U.S. president Donald Trump on a number of occasions, was asked in a recent interview with Sona Oganesyan if he ever feels the need to counter the negative way he is sometimes portrayed by the media if he just lea...
July 9, 2022
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JOHN DOLMAYAN On SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Inability To Make New Album: 'We're Squandering' Our Gift

SYSTEM OF A DOWN has toured intermittently since ending its hiatus in 2011, but has only managed to record two songs in the last 17 years, "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz". Released in November 2020, the tracks were motivated by the conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, with all proce...
July 8, 2022
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Releases New Single 'Amber'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian will release a new folk/classical song titled "Amber" sung in his native Armenian language this Wednesday, June 8, to audiences worldwide. It was written with Tankian's cultural homeland in mind. The song title "Amber" (pronounced "ahm-be'r") actually means "clou...
June 6, 2022
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist SHAVO ODADJIAN Is Working On 'Really Heavy' New Solo Project

Earlier this month, Music Connection's Atomic Seyum spoke to SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian at the Hall Of Flowers cannabis industry trade show in Palm Springs, California. Asked about his plans for new music in the near future, Shavo said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "SYSTEM's tak...
May 23, 2022
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Added To 'Metal: Hellsinger' First-Person Shooter Game

Developer The Outsiders and publisher Funcom have announced the inclusion of yet another vocalist to the cast of their heavy metal first-person shooter (FPS) game "Metal: Hellsinger". SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian is lending his powerful voice to the slaughter of demonic hordes. David Goldfarb, cr...
May 19, 2022
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TOM MORELLO To Receive 'Spirit Of John Brown Freedom Award'

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello will be among this year's recipients of the Spirit Of John Brown Freedom Award. The award will be presented May 14 at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, located just outside the village of Lake Placid in New York state's Adirondack Mountains. Also...
May 10, 2022
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Celebrates 'Armenian History Month' By Talking About His Path To Success (Video)

April is Armenian History Month in Los Angeles County, and all month long, KTLA is paying tribute to local Armenians who are making a positive impact in their community. Among them is SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian, who spoke to KTLA reporter Ellina Abovian about the band, his roots, his Ar...
April 22, 2022
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Rockers React To Death Of FOO FIGHTERS Drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS

Paul Stanley (KISS),Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello and Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins died on Friday (March 25) at the age of 50. The band confirmed his passing in a statement. "The FO...
March 26, 2022
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says COVID-19 'Is And Has Always Been About Money'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that the COVID-19 pandemic "has always been about money." Earlier today (Sunday, February 27),the 48-year-old musician, who was previously critical of vaccine mandates, saying they were akin to "self-imposed tyranny and mental slavery," took to his Instag...
February 27, 2022
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What Makes SYSTEM OF A DOWN So Musically Different From Its Peers? SHAVO ODADJIAN Weighs In

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian was asked in a new interview with KROQ's Kevan Kenney what, in his opinion, made his band so musically different from some of its peers. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There was a lot of things. The music, first of all, we just kind of did...
February 23, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN Tells JIMMY PAGE Man Who Signed LED ZEPPELIN Gave His Philanthropic Support To Denial Of Armenian Genocide

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has called out the members of LED ZEPPELIN for commemorating the 14th anniversary of their concert for a charity formed by Atlantic Records founder and CEO Ahmet Ertegun, a man Serj says gave his philanthropic support to Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide....
December 11, 2021
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SERJ TANKIAN Is Open To Releasing More Solo Rock Material In The Future

In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian was asked if he has any plans to record and release more solo rock music following the arrival of his "Elasticity" EP this past March. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "'Elasticity' was really fun to put...
December 6, 2021
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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Says COVID-19 Is A 'Serious Issue,' But 'We Can't Let Our Country Crumble'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about what it has been like for him and his bandmates to tour the U.S. this past summer while the pandemic was still in full swing. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's crazy, because it's a serious thing. I know peo...
December 3, 2021
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Brings New Exhibition Online

Serj Tankian, the Grammy Award-winning SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, musician, activist and painter, has brought his latest art exhibition, "Not For Touching – The Intangible Composition", online with a unique mix of the virtual and terrestrial via a collection of animated NFTs and archival giclée prin...
November 22, 2021