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SYSTEM OF DOWN's MALAKIAN: 'I Have Family In Iraq'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian says that the potential war with Iraq is an "extremely personal issue" for him. "I have family [in Iraq]," Daron Malakian said in a statement. "I visited Iraq when I was a teenager, and I can tell you first-hand that the people who I met there are really ...
March 18, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer, AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Launch Radio Show

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello, who joined forces to form the socio-political organization Axis Of Justice, have launched their radio show, which they hope to broadcast nationally. Tankian, who co-hosts the show with Morello, spoke about it in a recent interview. "We ar...
March 6, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: New Video Directed By MICHAEL MOORE

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have finished filming a video for the track "Boom!" with director Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine", "Roger & Me"). "Boom!" comes off the band's gold-certified collection of outtakes and other previously unreleased tracks, "Steal This Album!" "Michael Moore seemed like the...
March 3, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer Explains How SERART Side-Project Came About

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, who is keeping himself busy with Serjical Strike Records during the band's downtime, recently revealed how side-project with Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan called SERART came about. "I saw him perform at the Armenian Music Awards in Los Ange...
February 22, 2003
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SERART Track Listing Unveiled

SERART, a freewheeling jazz/world music/spoken-word collaboration between SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, will issue their self-titled debut via Tankian's Serjical Strike Records on April 22. The complete track listing for "Serart" is as...
February 17, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN: I'm Concerned About America's Foreign Policy

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian says that he is concerned about how the United States portrays itself outside of its borders. "You know how they [the politicians] represent us domestically because we live here, but we don't know how they represent us internationally," he said. "We've let them...
January 31, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN Explains Passion For Taking A Stand

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, a partner up with AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello in the political activist organization Axis Of Justice, recently explained his passion for taking a stand and fighting against injustice. "I've always had this thing with injustice," Tankian said. "Anytime, if...
January 16, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN Says Tour With AUDIOSLAVE Is 'A Possibility'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian recently talked about the possibility of touring with AUDIOSLAVE in the not-too-distant future. AUDIOSLAVE feature in their ranks former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist and Tankian's Axis Of Justice partner Tom Morello. "There's always a possibility — always...
January 8, 2003
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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer Break Law To Feed Homeless

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian handed out food to dozens of homeless people Friday in defiance of a new city ordinance that places severe restrictions on food distribution programs Morello and Tankian, who founded the activist organization Axis of Justice l...
January 3, 2003
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SCALPLOCK Battle Censorship, Announce Release Date

U.K. grind merchants SCALPLOCK will finally release their third album, "Spread The Germs Over The Human Worms", on Feb. 3. 2003. The new release date comes after no less then eight pressing plants refused to handle the album due to the political content of the lyrics and artwork. Since then, the ban...
December 23, 2002
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BILLY MILANO: 'Fuck Iraq, Let's Take The Oil!!'

Unlike SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian, former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano appears to be in favor of the U.S. going to war with Iraq. The following is Milano's "open letter" to Tankian, written in response to the S.O.A.D. singer's growing criticism of President Bush's policies in...
December 13, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Not Down With War In Iraq

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian is not in favor of the U.S. going to war with Iraq. He told Launch there are plenty of countries that don't pose a realistic threat to the United States, which he equates with an empire. "When was the last time Iraq attacked America? OK? When was the ...
December 12, 2002
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BILLY MILANO: 'SERJ TANKIAN Is An Anti-American Piece Of Shit'

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has slammed SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello for their recent condemnation of President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. "You know, I love it! Peop...
December 4, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Strikes Out At BUSH

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has joined an increasingly vocal US rock community in condemning President George Bush, insisting his rise to power was a bloodless coup. Speaking exclusively to NME.com during a SYSTEM OF A DOWN in-store at an Glendale, California record shop last week, Tankia...
December 3, 2002
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: No New Music Until 2004!

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will not release the follow-up to 2001's "Toxicity" until 2004 at the earliest, according to frontman Serj Tankian. "Daron's [Malakian, guitarist] been writing new music," he said. "We all work on stuff. But we've all been too busy with Ozzfest, 'Toxicity' and putting this record ['...
November 27, 2002