System of a Down

  1. Backbeat: Lisa Worden On KROQ's 'Almost Acoustic Xmas' 'We Spend The Entire Year Curating the Lineup'

    December 11, 2012 2:57 PM EST From left: Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and Ryan Ries of The Whosoevers (Photo courtesy of Ryan Ries) The moment when Gwen Stefani joined her husband Gavin Rossdale onstage for a moving rendition of Bush's staple "Glyercine" served ...

  2. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  3. Radiohead's Ticker Tape Touring One of Four Companies Under Investigation In Stage Collapse

    June 19, 2012 9:40 AM EDT The Ontario Ministry of Labour , the Canadian government department that develops and enforces workplace health and safety standards, is looking at the roles of at least four companies involved in the staging and staffing of Saturday's stage ...

  4. Backbeat: Secret Show at Draco Rosa's Studio Inaugurates L.A.'s Fairfax Sessions

    June 13, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Artyom Manukyan and Arto Tunçboyaciyan performing at Phantom Vox studio's Fairfax Sessions. (Photo: David Navas) While the usual stream of cars rumbled down West Hollywood's Fairfax Avenue outside Phantom Vox Studios , a secret show was ...

  5. Elvis Costello Tells Fans to 'Steal' Pricey New Box Set

    November 29, 2011 3:30 PM EST In a move that no doubt has the Hip-O Record label (a subsidiary of Universal Music Group) in an uproar, Elvis Costello has advised his fans in an official blog post not to buy his forthcoming box set, "The Return of the Spectacular Spinning ...

  6. Billboard Bits: System of a Down Announce Reunion, Kelly Osbourne Dresses Up Like Miley Cyrus

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. System of a Down Announce 2011 Reunion After being defunct for over three years, hard rockers System of a Down has announced that they will return with new tour dates i ...

  7. Chart Moves: Far East Movement, Bruno Mars, Neon Trees, Lil Wayne

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Kenny Chesney: The country king took home his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Hemingway' ...

  8. Rascal Flatts Scores Fourth Billboard 200 No. 1

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts logs its fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the most of any group this decade, as the trio's sixth set of new songs, "Unstoppable," (Lyric Street) bows with 351,000 copies. That's the band's third fattest ope ...

  9. Scars On Broadway Cancels North American Tour

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Scars on Broadway has canceled its upcoming North American tour, which was scheduled to visit nearly 30 cities beginning Oct. 19 at the Masquerade in Atlanta. In a message posted yesterday (Oct. 7) to the band's Web site , Scars on B ...

  10. Building The Band: Scars On Broadway

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT During a recent European tour to promote its self-titled debut, due July 29 via Interscope, Scars on Broadway guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian was pleasantly surprised by the reaction he saw from concertgoers. "These fans are singing every s ...

  11. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of the rock act's 2002 album " ...

  12. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  13. Metallica Tour To Begin In October

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour in October. "That was the first show of th ...

  14. Prince Closes Coachella Day Two With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a rare U.S. festival appearance, the late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be successful, as the Purple One drew massive crowds to the event's main ...

  15. Prince Rocks Coachella With Collabs, Covers

    April 26, 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 main stage Saturday night (April 26). Pr ...

  16. Johnson, Tankian, The Verve Open Coachella 2008

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Verve, Serj Tankian, the Raconteurs, the Breeders, the National and Goldfrapp helped usher in the opening day (April 25) of the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Fi ...

  17. SOAD Duo Prep 'Scars' Debut

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan are putting the finishing touches on the debut album from their new rock band Scars on Broadway, the pair tells Billboard.biz. The artists are currently shopping for a re ...

  18. RZA Teams With SOD's Shavo For 'Achozen'

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu Tang Clan founder RZA, System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Kinetic 9 (aka Beretta 9 from Killarmy) and up-and-coming Chicago rapper Reverend William Burke have formed a the group Achozen. The set recently finished recording their self-titl ...

  19. Billboard Q&A: Serj Tankian

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A few days before the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, Serj Tankian is sitting in an Austin hotel room and ruminating on the costs of the endless battle. But Tankian isn't talking about dead soldiers or civilians; he's talking about th ...

  20. System Of A Down's Odadjian To Launch Label, Social Site

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST System of a Down's Shavo Odadjian on Thursday will unveil a combination record label, social network and online music service called urSESSION.com. Hosts of the syndicated radio program "Wake Up Show" Sway and King Tech are also inv ...

  21. Sony/ATV Promotes Carey

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Kathleen Carey to senior VP international, adding responsibilities to her current U.S. A&R role. She was previously senior VP of A&R for the publisher. Carey assumes responsibility for signing sub-pub ...

  22. Underwood Leads Three Country Debuts Onto Chart

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a Billboard 200 first, three country debuts occupy the Nos. 1-3 slots on the chart, led by Carrie Underwood's "Carnival Ride." The 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville set sold 527,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

  23. Carrie Underwood Takes 'Ride' To No. 1

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood celebrates her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and her second chart-topper on Top Country Albums as her sophomore effort "Carnival Ride" debuts with 527,000 ... The unique pairing of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss yield ...

  24. Tankian Taps Fair To Midland, Morello As Openers

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Fair To Midland and Tom Morello have been tapped to support Serj Tankian on select fall concert dates in support of the System Of A Down frontman's debut solo album, "Elect the Dead," which drops Oct. 23 via Serjical Strike ...

  25. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  26. Britney Confirms VMA Performance, Mobile Deal

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears has made good on weeks of speculation by confirming she will open the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (Sept. 9). Spears will perform her new song "Gimme More" as well as the yet-to-be-unveiled "Cry& ...

  27. Sony BMG Reveals Q1 Financials

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Posts net income of $95 million. Sony BMG Music Entertainment posted net income of $95 million on sales of $4.3 billion for Sony Corp.’s fiscal year ended March 31. Income before taxes totaled $150 million—a figure that includes $186 million in re ...

  28. Madonna Does Double On Euro Charts

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the top five by Enya and System Of A Down, Madonna retains supremacy on both European Top 100 Albums and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the t ...

  29. Madonna Does Double On Euro Charts

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the top five by Enya and System Of A Down, Madonna retains supremacy on both European Top 100 Albums and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the t ...

  30. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  31. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  32. System Of A Down Adds Fall Tour Dates

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Most second leg dates to go on sale July 8 and 9. System of a Down is adding a second leg to its current North American summer tour. The current leg, which closes Sept. 1 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, will be followed by a set of new dates ...

  33. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong compe ...

  34. Mötley Crüe Sues NBC

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Mötley Crüe filed suit May 24 against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert and album sales. Mötley Crüe says its action is LOS ANGELES -- Rock act M ...

  35. SOAD 'Mezmerizes' Euro Albums Chart Opposition

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down's "Mezmerize" (American/Columbia) arrives at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as the composite chart acquires an all-new top three. System Of A Down's "Mezmerize" (American/Columbia) arrives at No. 1 ...

  36. SOAD 'Mezmerizes' Euro Albums Chart Opposition

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down's "Mezmerize" (American/Columbia) arrives at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as the composite chart acquires an all-new top three. System Of A Down's "Mezmerize" (American/Columbia) arrives at No. 1 ...

  37. Motley Crue Sues NBC

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims network hurt band's album sales. Rock act Motley Crue filed suit yesterday (May 24) against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert and album sales. Motley Crue say its action is ...

  38. MTV2 Unveils New Content

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Expanding on its "two-headed dog" <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000789179">re-launch in February</A>, MTV2 is unveiling new long-form music Expanding on i ...

  39. System Of A Down, Mars Volta Plan Summer Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team for a two-month North American tour later this year. Dates and venues have yet to be announced for the outing, which will begin in early August and featur System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team ...

  40. System Of A Down, Mars Volta Plan Summer Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team for a two-month North American tour later this year. Dates and venues have yet to be announced for the outing, which will begin in early August and featur System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team ...

  41. Scum Hits The Road

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eclipse act plans monthlong tour. Scum of the Earth, the new band of ex-Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs, is hitting the road on a U.S. tour supporting its Eclipse Records debut, "Blah ... Blah ... Blah ... Love Songs for the New Millennium." ...

  42. 'White Ladder' Climbs To 3rd Platinum Europe Award

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Gray's breakthrough fourth album, "White Ladder," reached triple Platinum Europe status in July for shipments of 3 million units, according to certifications from the IFPI. David Gray's breakthrough fourth album, "Wh ...

  43. 'White Ladder' Climbs To 3rd Platinum Europe Award

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Gray's breakthrough fourth album, "White Ladder," reached triple Platinum Europe status in July for shipments of 3 million units, according to certifications from the IFPI. David Gray's breakthrough fourth album, "Wh ...

  44. Heavy Metal Band Urges Bush To Acknowledge Armenian Genocide

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal band System of a Down is urging the Bush administration to acknowledge Armenian genocide. NASHVILLE--Heavy metal band System of a Down is urging the Bush administration to acknowledge Armenian genocide. The band is asking the U.S. Cong ...

  45. System Of A Down Planning Benefit Show

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Metal-leaning rock band System Of A Down will headline Souls 2004, a benefit concert to be held April 24 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event will go to organizations that work Metal-leaning rock band System Of A Down will ...

  46. Satyricon Signs With Malakian Label

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norwegian black-metal group Satyricon has signed a distribution deal with eatURmusic, the label run by System Of A Down producer/guitarist Daron Malakian. The deal allows eatURmusic to exclusively lic Norwegian black-metal group Satyricon has sign ...

  47. Satyricon Signs With Malakian Label

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norwegian black-metal group Satyricon has signed a distribution deal with eatURmusic, the label run by System Of A Down producer/guitarist Daron Malakian. The deal allows eatURmusic to exclusively lic Norwegian black-metal group Satyricon has sign ...