Tag Archives: System of a Down

Jeff Hanneman Memorial Takes Place Minus WBC

Posted by on May 24, 2013

You’ve gotta give the Westboro Baptist Church at least this: they know when they’re outnumbered. The Jeff Hanneman public memorial went off without a hitch last night, as several thousand mourners packed the Hollywood Palladium. Speakers for the event included Hanneman’s bandmate Kerry King, Metal Blade president Brian Slagel,  and former Grim Reaper guitarist and […]

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System Of A Down Calls Shavo Odadjian’s Comments About Serj Tankian “Misleading” In Official Statement

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Things got a little awkward for System Of A Down fans yesterday morning (May 20). Not only did bassist Shavo Odadjian post a series of comments on his Facebook page declaring that Serj Tankian was to blame for no new album, but even suggested that SOAD should consider replacing the singer.In fact, the posts caused […]

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Shavo Odadjian Publicly Blames Serj Tankian For No New System Of A Down Album

Posted by on May 20, 2013

System Of A Down’s return from an extended hiatus has been moving slow at best, with the band having only done limited tour runs in the States and Europe since 2011. So unsurprisingly, talk of whether (not even when) SOAD would release a new album in the immediate future has been light. That is until […]

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“We Are” Psyched for Serj Tankian, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend Charity Single

Posted by on April 29, 2013

So what if a single was to come out featuring System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, Ihsahn, and guitars from Devin Townsend? Yeah, that sounds like a dream collaboration that has never happened, right? Actually, it’s happening, and it’s coming out soon, courtesy of Revolution Harmony Records and it’s founder, Ray Holroyd. Holroyd, a British […]

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Serj Tankian Releasing Two Non-System Of A Down Albums This Summer

Posted by on April 25, 2013

A few years ago, System of a Down excited children of the oughties everywhere by reuniting. They did some touring in 2011, then played last Summer with Deftones around frontman Serj Tankian’s third solo album, Harakiri, which was promoted in between bands. And while the tour dates led to a lot of speculation about the band […]

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Today In Hip-Hop Collaborations: Van Halen/LL Cool J and Serj/Tech N9ne

Posted by on April 3, 2013

Hard rock and hip-hop/R&B have co-existed since the early ’80s, when Eddie Van Halen contributed a blistering guitar solo to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” in 1982 and Run DMC rapped over guitars on “Rock Box,” on their 1984 self-titled debut album. And while it reached its oversaturation point in the late ’90s with Kid Rock, […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Surprising Break Ups

Posted by on March 26, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Before anyone starts to freak out about the imagine seen off to the side: no, we ARE NOT reporting about My Chemical Romance’s demise. However, the news of the break up got us to thinking about other bands whose disbandment […]

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Danzig Will Play “Violent Thug” In Film About Porn Star, While Max Cavalera Is Scoring It

Posted by on March 8, 2013

Thomas Mignone made a name for himself directing music videos for System Of A Down, Sepultura and more. Now, the director is working on a film based on the gritty life of Latina adult film actress Vanessa Del Rio. And scoring the film will be none other than Max Cavalara of Soulfly. However, it’s the […]

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David Draiman’s Device Releases New Single “Vilify”

Posted by on February 19, 2013

Starting today, the first single from Disturbed frontman David Draiman and former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo’s new group Device is available via iTunes. However, it didn’t take long for the song “Vilify” to leak online, with even Draiman letting the leak spread. So how is the track? Well unlike the teaser trailer, it’s easy to […]

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Video: Robb Flynn Performs Acoustic Show With A Little Help From Fans

Posted by on January 23, 2013

Likely inspired his recent performance for Tony La Russa, Robb Flynn announced plans to embark on a five-concert solo run to coincide with his appearance at this week’s NAMM convention in California. And last Monday night (January 21), the Machine Head frontman performed his first acoustic solo show at On The Rox in Hollywood. In […]

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