1. Serj Tankian Dishes on Scoring His First Film '1915,' Upcoming Presidential Race & Fatherhood

    April 09, 2016 3:27 PM EDT On stage with System of a Down , Serj Tankian is the frontman for one of the most blistering and frenetic aural assaults in all of rock, leading a frenzied mix of speeds that sends thousands into mosh pit mayhem. Offstage, however, he could not be further from the fury of that music,…

  2. System of a Down 2015 Tour: Serj Tankian Explains the Message Behind the Shows

    December 16, 2014 7:12 PM EST One of the most anticipated sets of this past weekend's KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas was the 2014 live debut of System of a Down , who used the show as a warmup to a 2015 tour. Fans continue to hold out hope that the 2015 dates will lead to new music from the multi-platinum hard…

  3. Slipknot Moving Past Tragedy With Compilation, Festival Tour

    July 16, 2012 8:17 PM EDT With an upcoming compilation ("Antennas To Hell," due July 24), a return to North American stages headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour and its own Knotfest events coming up in August, M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan says Slipknot is "ending a philosophy…

  4. System of a Down's Tankian on Band's Future, Making a Jazz Record Called 'Jazz-iz-Christ'

    May 07, 2012 3:55 PM EDT After playing a handful of dates on the west coast in 2011, System of a Down have plotted two weeks of east coast tour dates with Deftones , beginning on Aug. 2 in Philadelphia. However, frontman Serj Tankian -- who is prepping the release of his third solo album, "Harakiri" --…

  5. System Of A Down, Deftones Team For Summer Tour

    April 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Alt-metal veterans System Of A Down and Deftones are teaming for a two-week summer tour that kicks off on Aug. 2 in Philadelphia. For System Of A Down, the upcoming trek represents their first extended U.S. tour since reuniting last year -- in 2011, SOAD played a handful of West Coast dates…

  6. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the anti-nuclear organization Global Zero. The…

  7. System of a Down's Serj Tankian Stays Busy With 'Harmonies'

    August 20, 2010 4:39 PM EDT Life after System of a Down has been pretty good for Serj Tankian. Outside of his chart-topping Los Angeles-based hard rock band, which went on indefinite hiatus in 2006, the singer/songwriter/political activist launched a solo musical career with the release of 2007's "Elect the…

  8. Rage Against the Machine, Michael Moore Lead Arizona Boycott

    May 26, 2010 12:30 PM EDT Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha has enlisted dozens of musicians and activists to join The Sound Strike, an open call by artists to boycott the state of Arizona over its recently passed immigration law. The law passed by the Arizona state legislature, SB1070, requires…

  9. Serj Tankian: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 4:59 PM EDT "Imperfect Harmonies" (Serjical Strike/Reprise Records, TBA) The follow-up to his melodically rocking 2007 solo debut, System of a Down 's Serj Tankian 's self-produced "Imperfect Harmonies" takes an experimental approach, combining elements of electro,…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    March 18, 2010 4:15 PM EDT ATTA 'BOY'!: Rihanna rules the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rude Boy" rides 4-1. With the ascension, the singer improves upon an already impressive chart history that began less than five years ago. The song marks Rihanna's sixth trip to the Hot 100 summit, tying her with…

  11. Serj Tankian Talks 'Symphony' Project, Solo Album, SOAD's Future

    January 25, 2010 10:23 AM EST The upcoming "Elect the Dead Symphony" is just one of several projects Serj Tankian has planned for the coming year, including his second solo album and finishing work on a stage musical and a "classical jazz symphony." "Doing the symphony thing just made me feel a…

  12. Ozzy Puts Ozzfest On Hold While Making New Album

    February 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne is putting his annual Ozzfest festival on hold for 2009 while he completes work on a new album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Black Rain" is due around Thanksgiving and will be co-produced by Osbourne with Kevin Churko. Ozzfest was a one-off event in…

  13. Organizers Brand '08 Ozzfest A Success

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5 million and drew close to 30,000 people to Dallas' Pizza Hut Park, according to producers Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5…

  14. TV On The Radio Keeps Exploring On 'Science'

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TV On The Radio incorporates grander, more orchestral arrangements into its David Bowie-influenced sound on its new album, "Dear Science," due Sept. 23 via Interscope. TV On The Radio incorporates grander, more orchestral arrangements into its David Bowie-influenced sound on its new…

  15. All Scars

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT During a recent European tour to promote its self-titled debut, due this week via Interscope, Scars on Broadway guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian was pleasantly surprised by the reaction he saw from c During a recent European tour to promote its self-titled debut, due this week via Interscope…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2006 - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2001 - Folk…

  17. Morello Returns As Nightwatchman On New Album

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is readying the release of his next solo album, "The Fabled City," due Sept. 30 via Epic. Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is readying the release of his next solo album, "The Fabled City," due Sept. 30 via Epic.…

  18. Death Cab For Cutie On Track For Billboard 200's Top Spot

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT First day sales of Death Cab For Cutie's "Narrow Stairs" put the album on course to top next week's Billboard 200, according to the Nielsen SoundScan Building chart released Wednesday (May 14). First day sales of Death Cab For Cutie's "Narrow Stairs" put the…

  19. Ozzy, Metallica, Tankian Join One-Off Ozzfest

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year's one-off Ozzfest, to be held Aug. 9 at Pizza H Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and…

  20. Prince Rocks Coachella With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be a huge hit, as the Purple One drew a massive crowd to the event's mai The late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley…

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