1. Serj Tankian

    Serj Tankian

    6 Albums, 4 Songs

    • Harakiri
    • Harakiri [Clean]
    • Imperfect Harmonies
    • Imperfect Harmonies [Best Buy Exclusive]
    • Elect the Dead
    • Elect the Dead Symphony
  2. One Direction's 'Up All Night' Overtakes Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' as 2012's Second-Biggest Selling Album

    July 20, 2012 2:41 PM EDT The Billboard 200: On the Billboard 200 this past week, Zac Brown Band scored its second No. 1 album, as "Uncaged" debuted atop the tally with 234,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marked the best sales week yet for the country ...

  3. Slipknot Moving Past Tragedy With Compilation, Festival Tour

    July 16, 2012 8:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  4. Summer Music Preview: Kings of Rock

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Contrary to reports, rumors and speculation, the genre continues to roar By Mitchell Peters and Phil Gallo The Smashing Pumpkins Album title: Oceania Label: Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Management: Peter Katsis, Prospec ...

  5. 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 0 0 0 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 th ...

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

    April 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, ...

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

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 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 an ...

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

    August 20, 2010 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 t ...

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

    May 26, 2010 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Ar ...

  10. Serj Tankian: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 approa ...

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    March 18, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    January 25, 2010 10:23 AM EST 0 0 0 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." "Doi ...

  13. Ozzy Puts Ozzfest On Hold While Making New Album

    February 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Kev ...

  14. Organizers Brand '08 Ozzfest A Success

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Osbou ...

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

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  16. All Scars

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 sel ...

  17. 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 t ...

  18. Morello Returns As Nightwatchman On New Album

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, "T ...

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

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Cu ...

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

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  21. Ozzy, Metallica 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 Hut Park in Dallas. Other main stage acts o ...

  22. Prince Rocks Coachella With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 lin ...

  23. Johnson, Tankian, The Verve Open Coachella 2008

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Val A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Ve ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Billboard Names 2008 'Green 10' Artists

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Going green has become top of mind for artist big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offsets to philanthropy. Going green has become top of mind for artist big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offs ...

  26. Ozzy, Judas Priest, Tankian Set For Monsters Of Rock

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Serj Tankian, Hatebreed, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Shadows Fall and Testament, among others, will perform as part of the Ozzy Osbourne Presents The Monsters of Rock festival, to be held July 26 at McMahon Stadium in C ...

  27. Prince To Headline Second Night Of Coachella

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince will make a rare U.S. festival appearance at Coachella later this month. Organizers confirmed today that the artist will headline the Saturday (April 26) lineup, joining previously announced he Prince will make a rare U.S. festival appearance ...

  28. The Billboard Q&A: Tomas Young

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The story of Tomas Young, an American soldier paralyzed in Iraq, has drawn the attention of such superstar acts as Pearl Jam, Ben Harper and Tom Morello, as well as the filmmakers of "Body of War." No The story of Tomas Young, an American ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. SXSW: Morello, Tankian, Harper Rock For 'War'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution last night (March 13) at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined fo ...

  31. SXSW: Morello, Tankian, Harper Rock For 'War'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution last night (March 13) at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The musicians were celebrating the release of "Body of War," ...

  32. Coldplay, Jay-Z, NIN Headline First Pemberton Festival

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard.com has learned that Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the first-ever Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C. Billboard.com has learned that Coldplay, Tom Petty & the ...

  33. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indi Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, ...

  34. Morello, Tankian Out For 'Justice' On Tour

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Axis of Justice principals Tom Morello and Serj Tankian are taking their show on the road in this election year. Morello tells Billboard.com that the Justice Tour 2008 will begin in the spring and con Axis of Justice principals Tom Morello and Serj ...

  35. SXSW: Harper, Morello, Tankian Declare 'War'

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ben Harper, Tom Morello and Serj Tankian will perform at a South by Southwest showcase for the documentary and soundtrack "Body of War," inspired by a U.S. soldier paralyzed while serving in Iraq. Ben Harper, Tom Morello and Serj Tankian w ...

  36. Springsteen, Lennon Join Vedder On 'War' CD

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young and Bright Eyes on the 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, ...

  37. Stone Temple Pilots Reunite For Ohio Festival

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Stone Temple Pilots reunion first reported here last month will touch down for the first time at the Rock on the Range festival, to be held May 17-18 at Columbus, Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium. The Stone Temple Pilots reunion first reported ...

  38. Vedder, Young Grace 'Body Of War' Soundtrack

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tracks from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Bright Eyes, Serj Tankian and Tom Morello will be found on the two-disc collection "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran." Tracks from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Ne ...

  39. 'Carnival' Ride

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean returns this week with his latest Columbia solo album, "The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant." Following the pattern of his previous albums, the artist marshals the creative forces of Wyclef Jean returns this week with his ...

  40. Brown Overtakes Soulja Boy Atop Hot 100

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" (featuring T-Pain) finally overtakes Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" with a 2-1 move on the Billboard Hot 100, after the latter track reigned high for seven weeks. "Ki Chris Brown&# ...

  41. Underwood Leads Three Country Debuts Onto Chart

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Unit In a Billboard 200 first, three c ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Serj Tankian, "Elect the Dead"

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 System of a Down may be on hiatus, but its sound isn't thanks to frontman Serj Tankian. System of a Down may be on hiatus, but its sound isn't thanks to frontman Serj Tankian. News Serj Tankian ...

  44. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood ramps back up for her sophomore album, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss cement an unlikely creative partnership, Ween is weirder than ever on its Rounder debut and Neil Young stretches The solo debut from System Of A Down frontman Ser ...

  45. Tankian Taps Fair To Midland, Morello For Tour

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock act Fair To Midland and Rage Against The Machine guitarist 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 so Rock act Fair To Midland and Rage Against T ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Wyclef Shares Spotlight With Superstars On New CD

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally expected Nov. 6, Wyclef Jean's new album, "Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant," will now arrive Dec. 4 via Columbia. Originally expected Nov. 6, Wyclef Jean's new album, "Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant,&qu ...

  48. Wyclef Shares Spotlight With Superstars On New CD

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected Nov. 6, Wyclef Jean's new album, "Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant," will now arrive Dec. 4 via Columbia. A host of high-profile guests appear, including Paul Simon, Norah Jones, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, T.I ...

  49. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, ...

  50. Tankian Eschewing System Songs At Fall Shows

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 System Of A Down remains on "indefinite hiatus," according to frontman Serj Tankian, with the four band members "all doing our own thing." As such, Tankian says fans shouldn't expect to hear System mu System Of A Down remain ...

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