In a completely shocking update, vocalist Serj Tankian shares that the band still doesn’t see “eye to eye” on new material. Back this past May, Guitarist Daron Malakian shared that same sentiment on Talk Is Jericho and bassist Shavo Odadjian said if it was up to him, they would have never stopped.
As Tankian was talking on Billboard, he discusses that even though the band doesn’t have the same creative ideas, they all still love each other and like performing together.
“The status has not changed. We tour. We do shows together. We haven’t been able to see eye to eye to continue as far as creating new music together. Maybe one day that will change, maybe that won’t, but we’re all close friends and we enjoy each other’s company and we’re like family at this point, after 25 years. We’ll be announcing some new shows soon.”
He also talks about how he values friendship while explaining the differences between being in a band and working within a business.
We got together to rehearse, said hi and had a conversation and just carried things forward as we’ve always done. We’ve been friends and together for 25 to 30 years. That’s a long time. The difference between business and bands are people know when they’re working within a business, but when they’re in a band, it’s confusing because you’re also very close friends. There are times when you have to say, “OK, this is not working on the business end but I love you.” With bands, you rarely see that happening.
In other news, it looks like the band is plotting a 2020 tour. Stay tuned!
— System Of A Down (@systemofadown) September 17, 2019
We are excited to announce the first of many shows in Europe next year. First up is our return to Finland for @ProvinssiFest on the 25th of June. Tickets on sale now: https://t.co/mnqxblZU9P. pic.twitter.com/dKv3NfXnrq
— System Of A Down (@systemofadown) September 16, 2019