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BRUJERIA: Support Acts For California Gig Announced

The support acts have been announced for BRUJERIA's first-ever show ever on the West Coast on October 26 at The Ventura Theater in Ventura, California. Opening for BRUJERIA at the gig will be BAD ACID TRIP (who have a CD coming out through SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike lab...
October 4, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer To Remix CHARLIE PARKER Track

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian is among the artists who are giving a new twist to the music of legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker for "Bird Up: The Charlie Parker Remix Project", due October 21st on Savoy Records. Producer Matthew Backer masterminded the 12-track album, which will inc...
July 30, 2003
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Guitarist Says Rock And Roll Is Suffering — And He's Willing To Help

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian recently spoke to Revolver magazine about his record label, EatUrMusic, which inked a worldwide distribution deal with Sony. "I wanted to produce record, and starting a label gave me an outlet to release stuff that I want to produce," he explained. "If I lik...
July 26, 2003
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AUDIOSLAVE's MORELLO And SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN To Host Radio Show

AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian will spin rebel tunes and talk politics with passionate activists on the Axis of Justice Radio Network on Friday, June 20 at 9:00 p.m. Tune into KPFK 90.7 FM or listen online at www.kpfk.org. ...
June 18, 2003
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SYSTEM A DOWN Singer Says DIXIE CHICKS Should Never Have Apologized For BUSH Remark

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian recently told HipOnline.com that he thought the backlash DIXIE CHICKS have encountered over comments made about President Bush during a March concert in England was unwarranted and ultimately amounted to nothing more than a more subtle form of censorship. "I thin...
June 12, 2003
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AXIS OF JUSTICE Looking For A Few Good Men And Women

Axis of Justice, the non-profit political organization formed by Tom Morello of AUDIOSLAVE and Serj Tankian of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, is looking for a few volunteers to help them take Axis Of Justice to the next level. Volunteers would help run the Axis office (includes research, dealing with different n...
June 10, 2003
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ANTHRAX Guitarist Says There Is Nothing Wrong With Criticizing The War In Iraq

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian believes that everyone should be allowed an opportunity to state their political views, even if they happen to be critical of the government's foreign policy in a time of war. "I find it extremely disturbing that people in the U.S. are being criticized for criticizing the...
June 4, 2003
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BIOHAZARD's SEINFELD To MORELLO And TANKIAN: 'Respect America Or Pack Your Shit And Leave'

BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld has slammed AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian over their continuous criticism of President Bush's foreign policy, saying that the outspoken duo should respect their country or "pack [their] shit and leave." When asked by KNAC.c...
April 5, 2003
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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Keeps Quiet When It Comes To Politics

Unlike many of his musician counterparts who have chosen to publicly speak out against the Bush administration's foreign policy, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich — who usually has no problem yapping away on a variety of subjects — draws the line when it comes to offering his political views. When asked...
March 22, 2003
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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