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BRING ME THE HORIZON's OLI SYKES On CHESTER BENNINGTON's Death: 'I Definitely Felt Like A Part Of My Childhood Died'

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, vocalist Oliver "Oli" Sykes of British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON reflected on his participation in LINKIN PARK's tribute concert to the band's late frontman Chester Bennington. The performance took place on October 27, 2017 at the...
August 14, 2023
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Watch: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's TOM MORELLO Receives Key To Family's Ancestral Italian Hometown

On Sunday, July 23, Tom Morello was honored in his family's ancestral hometown of Pratiglione, Italy. The 59-year-old RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist shared the news in an Instagram post, writing: "I just became an honorary Italian citizen & received the key to the city of the Morello ancestr...
July 26, 2023
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist SHAVO ODADJIAN Shares Another Preview Of Upcoming Solo Album

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has shared another preview of his upcoming debut solo album. The 49-year-old Armenian-American musician, born Shavarsh Odadjian, is working on the LP with WINDS OF PLAGUE guitarist Michael Montoya (a.k.a. MorgothBeatz),a producer and songwriter who has previo...
July 22, 2023
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ASKING ALEXANDRIA And THE HU Announce Co-Headlining 'Psycho Thunder' U.S. Tour

British rock luminaries ASKING ALEXANDRIA and Mongolian rock sensation THE HU will join forces this fall on a run across the U.S. The co-headlining jaunt — billed as the "Psycho Thunder" tour with special guests BAD WOLVES and ZERO 9:36 — begins August 30 in San Antonio, Texas and includes stops at...
June 13, 2023
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Watch: SYSTEM OF A DOWN Plays First Concert Of 2023 At SICK NEW WORLD Festival In Las Vegas

SYSTEM OF A DOWN played its first concert of 2023 last night (Saturday, May 13) at the Sick New World festival on the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band's 31-song set included first airings of "Soil" and "Forest" since 2015; first performances of "Darts" and "DAM" since 2017;...
May 14, 2023
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's 'Chop Suey!' Surpasses One Billion Streams On SPOTIFY

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's song "Chop Suey!" recently crossed the threshold of one billion streams on Spotify. It is the first SYSTEM OF A DOWN track to reach the milestone. The Spotify accomplishment comes a little over two years after the music video for "Chop Suey!" surpassed one billion views on YouTube...
April 20, 2023
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist SHAVO ODADJIAN's Solo Album To Include Guest Appearance By KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian spoke in more detail about his upcoming debut solo album. The 48-year-old Armenian-American musician, born Shavarsh Odadjian, is working on the LP with WINDS OF...
April 8, 2023
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist SHAVO ODADJIAN Is Working On 'Heavy' Solo Album: 'I Decided To Go Back To My Roots'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has confirmed that he is putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album. The 48-year-old Armenian-American musician, born Shavarsh Odadjian, is working on the LP with WINDS OF PLAGUE guitarist Michael Montoya (a.k.a. MorgothBeatz),a producer and songwr...
March 7, 2023
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN: 'SERJ TANKIAN Hasn't Really Wanted To Be In The Band For A Long Time'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has once again opened up about the band's stalled attempts to record a follow-up to its "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" LPs, which came out in 2005. SYSTEM OF A DOWN has toured intermittently since ending its hiatus in 2011, but has only managed to record two songs...
January 3, 2023
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SERJ TANKIAN Reflects On Performing QUEEN's 'The Show Must Go On' With BRIAN MAY

On September 7, QUEEN guitarist Brian May teamed up with SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, Graham Gouldman and opera singer Montserrat Martí to perform the QUEEN classic "The Show Must Go On" with the Armenian National Orchestra at the sixth edition of...
November 23, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN: SYSTEM OF A DOWN 'Will Be Making An Announcement About Something Next Year'

In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, Serj Tankian was asked if there are any plans for SYSTEM OF A DOWN activity in the coming months. He responded: "As of now, we haven't talked about anything. We will be making an announcement about something next year that I can't really tell you about. So ther...
October 24, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN On Dealing With Online Criticism: 'Nobody Likes To Be Hated'

Armenian-American singer and activist Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN) recently sat down with Lara Tcholakian of CivilNet, the media project of the Civilitas Foundation, to talk about what it means to lead a meaningful and mindful life. He takes the viewer on a journey of how his sense of justice and...
October 20, 2022
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Perplex Cities

SERJ TANKIAN will be forever best known as the charming, quirky, circus ringmaster of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, but his creative output reaches well beyond. Whether his expression manifests itself through film score composition, poetry, multimedia art or a vast array of musical collaborations, Tankian is al...
October 17, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN Shares Music Visualizer Video For 'I Spoke Up'

Serj Tankian, the prolific artist, activist, best known for SYSTEM OF A DOWN, will release a new five-song EP titled "Perplex Cities" on October 21 via Serjical Strike. "Perplex Cities" is Serj's second EP in the last couple of years, following his 2021 release of the hard-hitting "Elasticity" EP. T...
October 11, 2022
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SERJ TANKIAN: 'Shapeshift: A Dynamic Dive Into Diversity' Exhibition Opening To Be Held This Weekend

Serj Tankian is known around the world for his extraordinarily unique and dynamic musical creativity, especially as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Grammy Award-winning band SYSTEM OF A DOWN. Like his bandmates, he has continually worn his Armenian identity as a badge of honor and has advocate...
October 6, 2022