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Serj Tankian (L) and musician Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down perform at The Forum on April 6, 2015

System of a Down Sets Off New Album Rumors After Posting Rehearsal Pics

Buzz 09:45AM EDT

Last week, members of the heavy metal band System of a Down posted rehearsal pictures on their Instagram accounts. Although the band has not yet issued a statement to clarify the meaning of these pictures, a lot of the group's fans believe that System of a Down is in the process of releasing a follow-up album to 2005's Mezmerize.READ MORE

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5-Year-Old Eduarda Henklein Flawlessly Drums System of a Down's 'Chop Suey' [WATCH]

Buzz 15:04PM EDT

Most 5-year-old girls spend their time playing with dolls, but Eduarda Henklein spends her time playing the drums, and she totally kills it. This week, a video of the musical prodigy performing a spot-on cover of System of a Down's "Chop Suey" has gone totally viral.READ MORE

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System of A Down Plays First Armenian Show to Mark 100th Anniversary of Genocide [WATCH]

Buzz 09:56AM EDT

System of A Down has preached about plenty of political issues over the years but one has always been close to their hearts: The band, comprised entirely of Armenian-American members, has always pushed for the recognition of the injustices against Armenians in Turkey during 1915 to be labelled as genocide. The band finally played its first show in Armenia as the nation prepares to mark the hundredth anniversary of the tragedy on April 24.READ MORE

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System of a Down Reunion: Band Might Record New Music Following Wake Up the Souls Tour

Buzz 18:02PM EDT

The members of System of a Down look to be staging a reunion. The group announced a handful of dates last month, teasing the possibility of hitting the studio. Now, bassist Shavo Odadjian is saying the group wrote new music and that there's a good chance they'll record it soon. Any new album will be the band's follow-up to 2005's 'Mezmerize/Hypnotize.'READ MORE

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Rock in Rio Grabs Katy Perry, Faith No More, Slipknot and More as 2015 Brazilian Headliners; Plus One Big Reunion Show

Buzz 11:46AM EDT

Rock in Rio has announced a number of big names that will serve as headliners for the seven-day Brazilian music festival: Katy Perry, Faith No More, John Legend, Slipknot, System of A Down and Queens of The Stone Age. The event is traditionally referred to as "the world's biggest music festival" and drew more than one million attendees during its 2013 edition.READ MORE

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Tom Morello, Serj Tankian Pay Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Randy Rhoads with 'Crazy Train' Cover [LISTEN]

Buzz 16:23PM EDT

Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and System of a Down's Serj Tankian joined forces to pay tribute to deceased Ozzy Osbourne axeman Randy Rhoads. The pair decided to lay down "Crazy Train," the anthemic single from Osbourne's debut solo effort "Blizzard of Ozz." The cover will be included on the new compilation "Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute" and features Rudy Sarzo, another Rhoads bandmate, and Vinny Appice, "Rolling Stone" notes.READ MORE

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System of a Down May Be Working on a New Album: Serj Tankian Talks Solo Work and Upcoming Tour

Buzz 17:09PM EDT

It has been 10 years since System of a Down dropped "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize." The group went on hiatus in 2006, but it got back together five years later, much to the delight of fans. Now, in an interview with "Rolling Stone," frontman Serj Tankian is giving System followers some hope of a new album. The group is gearing up for their international Wake Up the Souls tour. Once that wraps in April, the boys might be hitting the studio. "There has been talk, and we are going to play this tour, come back and we're going to see where we are. If we have songs that work for System, if I have them and [guitarist] Daron [Malakian] has them. The openness is there to work together, but we haven't made any particular plans that we can announce," Tankian said. As per usual, the band is hitting the road to spread awareness of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide that occurred in 1915. Every member of the group comes from survivors of the genocide, and they will play Armenia for the first time to close out April. It turns out Tankian's solo efforts also involve the massacre.READ MORE

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System of a Down US Show: Group Announces First American Gig of 2015

Buzz 15:58PM EDT

When System of a Down released their Wake Up the Souls Tour schedule this fall, it was monumental given their first-ever Armenian show — on the 100th anniversary of the country's most horrific event, no less. There was one issue with the landmark tour, though: It did not include any U.S. dates. Now, Serj Tankian and Co. are rectifying the omission with a newly scheduled show for April 6 at the Los Angeles Forum that will kick off the stretch of international gigs. "We said we should celebrate the fact that we're here on stage, on the radio telling you about [the Armenian genocide]," bassist Shavo Odadjian told KROQ, via radio.com. "We got to that level. Let's not mourn 100 years what has already happened. By educating, you raise awareness. By raising awareness, you grow people's minds."READ MORE

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System of a Down Announce International Tour, Armenian Show [SCHEDULE]

Buzz 12:04PM EDT

System of a Down will honor the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with their Wake Up the Souls Tour. The seven-show run will come to a close with the group's first Armenian performance when SOAD plays a free show in Yerevan's Republic Square, via Gigwise. "For years we have commemorated it by doing a solo show, so we've decided to call this tour the Wake Up the Souls Tour," singer Serj Tankian said in a video preview — see below. "We're playing in Armenia for the first time, the day before the commemoration of 100th anniversary. "The important thing is also justice. If someone killed my family, and burned my house down, and I'm running after them for 100 years for them to turn around and say, 'Sorry,' what does that mean? I think you have to have incrimination. I think you have to have justice." Tankian is Armenian and explained his background to KCET a couple years ago.READ MORE


Avicii Teases Cover Art For New EP 'The Days / Night' On Instagram

Buzz 20:13PM EDT

Avicii may not be touring on the road anymore due to persistent health problems, but that does not mean he has stopped working. His manager took to instagram and posted a picture that is presumably the cover art for his next EP, The Days / Night (via "Dancing Astronaut"). Both songs have already been unveiled to the public for some time, with "The Days" getting an official release on October 3 on all portals. "Night" was already previewed as part of the FIFA, the soccer video game '15 soundtrack.READ MORE

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10 Bands That Were Started With Former Bandmates: Foo Fighters, Audioslave, And More

Buzz 14:30PM EDT

Bands break up all the time, but just because a group of musicians have decided not to work together anymore as a unit, it doesn't mean that none of the members will never work together again. Here are 10 examples of bands that were started with former bandmates.READ MORE

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Peter Gabriel, Serj Tankian Contribute Songs to Gaza Benefit Album '2 Unite All'

Buzz 12:15PM EDT

Legendary singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel and System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian have never shied away from political statements in their music, so it should come as no surprise that both artists have contributed songes to a new benefit compilation album titled "2 Unite All," which goes toward funding humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. According to radio.com, the album was produced by Project Peace on Earth and is currently available for purchase. "Helping to rebuild the lives of Palestinians in Gaza is a necessary and noble worldwide humanitarian prerogative that we must not shy away from," Tankian says about the album in a statement. "It's the least we can do for a people that have suffered under an occupation, embargo, and invasion." For the album, Tankian contributed a song titled "Spinning Mysteries at the Sacred Groove," which features Police drummer Stewart Copeland.READ MORE

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6 Artists Who Recorded Two Albums At Once: Justin Timberlake, Radiohead and More

Buzz 14:51PM EDT

Recording just a single album can be an incredibly difficult and time-consuming process (just ask Dr. Dre or Axl Rose), but these six artists took up the challenge (and succeeded) of recording two albums at once (or even more).READ MORE

Linkin Park 'The Hunting Party'

Linkin Park to feature Tom Morello, Daron Malakian and Paige Hamilton on new album, 'The Hunting Party'

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Linkin Park have revealed the tracklist and album art for their upcoming sixth studio album, titled The Hunting Party. According to NME, they've also announced Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, System of a Down's Daron Malakian and Helmet's Paige Hamilton as guests on the effort.READ MORE

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The Best-Selling Labor Day Albums: Beyonce, Jay Z and More

Lists 13:19PM EDT

Labor Day has been the first Monday of September since its founding in 1894. More recently, the music industry has traditionally begun releasing new albums on Tuesdays. Music Times has done its research to celebrate the holiday, and found the five biggest-selling albums from the last 20 years that were released the day after Labor Day.READ MORE

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