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SERJ TANKIAN Addresses 'Creative Differences' In SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Says He Is 'Not Thrilled About Doing Long Tours'

In a new interview with actor Rainn Wilson for the LiveSigning YouTube channel, Serj Tankian was asked about the songwriting process in SYSTEM OF A DOWN, specifically the way he collaborates on music and lyrics with guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
May 7, 2024
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SERJ TANKIAN Blasts DONALD TRUMP: He Is 'An Absolute Maniac' Who Is 'Only Interested In Himself'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian has blasted former U.S. president Donald Trump, calling him "an absolute maniac" who is "only interested in himself". The 56-year-old Lebanese-born Armenian-American musician and songwriter made his comments less than two months after Trump became the presumpti...
April 30, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN To Release 'Foundations' Solo EP In September

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has told Metal Hammer magazine that he will release a new solo EP called "Foundations" in September. The 56-year-old Lebanese-born Armenian-American musician and songwriter, who is currently promoting his upcoming autobiography "Down With The System", said abou...
April 29, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Performs Live For First Time In 11 Months At Las Vegas's SICK NEW WORLD Festival

SYSTEM OF A DOWN played its first live show in 11 months Saturday night (April 27) as one of the headliners of the Sick New World festival in Las Vegas, Nevada for the second year in a row. SYSTEM OF A DOWN opened its 27-song set with "X", a partial rendition of "Suite-Pee" and "Prison Song", before...
April 28, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Congratulates SERJ TANKIAN On Release Of His Memoir

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has congratulated his bandmate, singer Serj Tankian, on the release of his upcoming memoir, "Down With The System". Due on May 14 via Hachette Books, the book is described in a press release as an exploration of "the myriad influences which shaped both [Serj's]...
April 22, 2024
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Watch SYSTEM OF A DOWN Rehearse 'Cigaro' For Appearance At SICK NEW WORLD Festival

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's John Dolmayan has uploaded drum-cam video of him and his bandmates rehearsing the song "Cigaro" off their album "Mezmerize" on April 16 for their upcoming appearance at the Sick New World festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the clip below. Last November, SYSTEM OF A DOWN fron...
April 17, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Unveils New Name Of His Solo Project

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has set S.H.A.V. (SEVEN HOURS AFTER VIOLET) as the name of his solo project. He is joined in the group by WINDS OF PLAGUE guitarist Michael Montoya (a.k.a. MorgothBeatz),a producer and songwriter who has previously collaborated with Travis Barker, JuiceWrld,...
March 25, 2024
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Hear SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Guest On BEAR MCCREARY's New Song 'Incinerator'

Today, two-time-Grammy-nominated, Emmy- and BAFTA Award-winning composer Bear McCreary shares the second single from his upcoming project "The Singularity". The new track, "Incinerator" features SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian on vocals and was mixed by ARIA-nominated producer and mixer Forre...
March 22, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Is Seeking Tenant For His Los Angeles Home

According to Realtor.com, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian is seeking a tenant for his Los Angeles ranch home. The four-bedroom and two-bathroom house in a quiet Valley Village neighborhood has a monthly rental price of $6,000. The home, which has over 1,900 square feet of living space, got a...
January 8, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN To KANYE WEST: 'Show Some Class, Man'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has hit out at Kanye West, telling the 46-year-old rapper, who now goes by Ye, to "show some class" after he posted a revealing photo of his wife Bianca Censori on her 29th birthday. West celebrated Censori's birthday by sharing several photos of her on Saturda...
January 6, 2024
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TONY IOMMI Says That Box Set Of TONY MARTIN-Era BLACK SABBATH Albums Will Finally Arrive In May

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has shared a year-end video message in which he outlined some of the projects that kept him busy during the last 12 months. The 75-year-old musician, who was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma more than a decade ago, stated in part in the three-minute cl...
January 1, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI And SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Team For New Charity Single

Gibson has announced the launch of the GIBSON BAND, which features a revolving collective of Gibson artists. The official lyric video for the GIBSON BAND's first single, "Deconstruction" which was co-written by Serj Tankian of SYSTEM OF A DOWN and Cesar Gueikian, CEO of Gibson, and features Tony Iom...
December 8, 2023
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SHAVO ODADJIAN Names 'Coolest' Things He Has Experienced As A Member Of SYSTEM OF A DOWN

In a new interview with Cannabis Now, SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian was asked to name "the coolest thing" he he has ever experienced with his bandmates. He said: "Oh, I could name a few, but when we were the musical guest at 'Saturday Night Live', that was amazing. Now that was ridiculous...
December 4, 2023
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN On Opening For SLAYER In The Late 1990s: 'We Were F***ing Scared'

In the latest episode of "The Disc Dive", presented by Knotfest host Ryan J. Downey, Serj Tankian, the frontman of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, looked back on what it was like for him and his bandmates to open for SLAYER around the 1998 release of their self-titled debut album. He said (as transcribed by BLABB...
November 15, 2023
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN On Decision To Cut Down On Touring: 'It's Not The Top Priority On My List In Life'

In a new interview with Revolver, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian addressed his comment from a year ago that he wasn't interested in touring due to some health issues. Asked if those issues are still affecting him, Serj said: "Some of my back stuff is a lot better, in terms of health, which i...
November 10, 2023