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System Of A Down

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Formed: 1995
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

This Los Angeles, California, USA-based alternative metal band comprises three members of Armenian heritage, Serj Tankian (vocals), Daron Malakian (guitar) and Shavo Odadjian (bass), and John Dolmayan (drums). Tankian, Malakian and Odadjian first played together in 1993 as Soil, renaming themselves System Of A Down, from a poem by Malakian, in 1995. Recruiting drummer Dolmayan they built up a following on the southern California circuit with their explosive live act.

System was signed in 1997 and quickly released their self titled debut in 1998. They were taking metal to a political level with such titles as "P.L.U.C.K." ("Politically, Lying, Unholy, Cowardly Killers") and live favorite "War?." Their next release (Toxicity) went certified Platinum and took the band to yet another level.

System have left an impression on metal, being compared to the likes of Korn and The Deftones. Here is a quote out of Towe Pulse Mag.: "The band's songs are fueled with rebellion and protest. And its diverse music which blends metal, rap, hardcore, jazz and Middle-Eastern melodies expresses the need to stir up the great American melting pot and unite against prejudice and injustice."

Latest System Of A Down News

Below is our complete System Of A Down news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Deftones Gives Benefit Shows Recap

The Deftones has issued the following update about the benefit shows held for bassit Chi Cheng:

"Deftones would like to thank all of the incredible artists, sponsors, crew, supporters, fans and friends who made last Thursday and Friday an overwhelming success. The two night event commenced with special sets by POD, Far and Cypress Hill on night one. Deftones opened their Thursday night set with a brand new song 'Rocket Skates' and continued through a show that included 'Elite,' 'Be Quiet and Drive,' and 'My Own Summer.'

"Each night the band was joined by some of Deftones' and Chi's close friends for some special collaborations exclusive to the nights. Night one included Ben Kenney from Incubus on 'Street Carp,' Mike Shinoda and Tommy Lee on 'Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event,' Xzibit on 'Back to School,' Jonah and Shawn from Far on the Jawbox cover 'Savory,' and Cypress Hill joining Deftones for a full band version of Cypress' 'Rock Superstar.'

"Friday night opened with longtime Chi Cheng favorites Fungo Mungo and Will Haven. Special guests on night two included Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Daron Malakian (System of A Down) and Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) on a punishing cover of Metallica's 'Battery,' an ensemble performance of Suicidal Tendencies' 'War Inside My Head' with members of Suicidal, and Daron, John Dolmayan, and Shavo Odadjian of System performing 'Aerials' and 'Toxicity' with Chino on vocals.

"Coupled with the online auction, Deftones will likely reach their goal of raising six figures for Chi..."

Read the full article at Deftones MySpace Blog.

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Chi Cheng Benefit Auction Part 2 Launched

Deftones and CharityBuzz launched the second batch of brand new items for the Benefit For Chi Auction yesterday.

Highlights include:
-John Dolmayan of System of a Down's personal Tama Drum Kit.
-An Avenged Sevenfold Autographed Schecter guitar.
-The opportunity to meet Alice In Chains backstage at their 2010 North American Tour.
-An Autographed Killswitch Engage Jägermeister Guitar.
-Autographed gear from Cypress Hill, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Pearl Jam.

Click here to bid.

The third and final batch is set to go live December 1st and will feature items from Trent Reznor, Rage Against The Machine, Disturbed, Ozzy Ozbourne, Incubus, Lamb Of God and more.

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Deftones Charity Auction For Chi Launched

The previously announced charity auction for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng went live earlier in the week. Chi has been in a semi-conscious state since being involved in a horrific accident in November 2008, and his family has accumulated an overwhelming amount of medical bills that insurance does not entirely cover. It is Deftones' mission to raise significant funds to help ensure Chi's recovery by playing two very special benefit shows in Hollywood on 11/19 and 11/20, and also by launching a benefit auction in conjunction with CharityBuzz.com.

More information has been revealed on the stuff being auctioned. The auction features many special items generously donated by an array of Deftones' friends including Metallica, System of a Down, Blink 182, HIM, Slayer and many more.

Some highlights include:

-A day in the studio with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 to produce a track for your band
-Flyaway to Helsinki, Finland to attend HIM's sold-out New Year's Eve show. Includes meet-and-greet with the band, round-trip flight, and hotel for two nights.
-Signed ESP guitar from Metallica
-John Dolmayan's (System of a Down) personal Tama drum kit, autographed by John
-Signed gear from Deftones
-Signed Slayer motorcycle helmet autographed by members of Slayer
-Pair of three-day general admission and VIP passes to Coachella Festival 2010
-Autographed ESP guitar from My Chemical Romance

In addition to the items already launched today, another batch of items will launch next Tuesday, November 24th. The auction can be found at CharityBuzz.com/BenefitforChi and will conclude on December 8th.

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System Of A Down Reunion In The Works?

Rumours are beginning to spread that System Of A Down are coming close to reuniting after three of the four members of the band appeared on stage together at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Halloween. Guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian, bass player Shavo Odajian and drummer John Dolmayan were joined by Frank Perez of Scars On Broadway for an impromptu set where they played the System Of A Down classic, "Suite Pee" and the Scars On Broadway song, "They Say." Stay tuned for more information.

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Just For Fun

RickRoll w/ "Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up"

Thanks to DJ Morgoth, you can now Rickroll your friends with only half the suckitude, by linking to his latest mashup video for "Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up," which you can see below.

You can also download an MP3 of the song here.

If that intrigues you, you may be interested in downloading DJ Morgoth's "MetalMashMix 2009" - a single MP3 containing mashups of the following tracks:

1. Wu-Tang Clan vs. System Of A Down vs. Nine Inch Nails vs. Queens Of The Stone Age - Shame on a Bootlegga [ToToM]
2. Lady Gaga vs. Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Dance (Bullet For Lady Gaga) [DJ Schmolli]
3. Gorillaz vs. Rage Against The Machine - Dare to Testify [ToToM]
4. Rage Against The Machine vs. Shaggy - Killing Boombastic [DJ Zebra]
5. Metallica vs. Panjabi MC - Metallica Goes To Punjab [Wax Audio]
6. Pain vs. Black Sabbath - I'm Going Paranoid [DJ Morgoth]
7. The Prodigy vs. Judas Priest - You've Got Another Firestarter Comin' [DJ Morgoth]
8. Gorillaz vs. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades Feels Good [DJ Morgoth]
9. Ray Parker Jr. vs. AC/DC - ThunderBusters [Wax Audio]
10. Bryan Adams vs. Metallica - Enter You [Wax Audio]

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Watch A Sneak Peak Video Of Serj Tankian's DVD

Serj Tankian's (System of a Down) first solo live CD/DVD is coming out this Fall, featuring his performance of the "Elect The Dead" Symphony in Auckland, New Zealand in March with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. You can now watch a sneak-peak video from the upcoming DVD, below. More...

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Serj Tankian Authoring New Poetry Book

Former System of a Down frontman and solo artist Serj Tankian is in the middle of writing a follow-up to his acclaimed poetry book, “Cool Gardens”. The new collection of works is yet to be titled but will feature illustrations by Roger Kupelian, the director of Serj’s music video for “Honking Antelope.” Serj wants to create a visual/interactive element to the new poetry book and more details will be released as they are available.

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Metal Music To Be Featured In Madden '10 Game

The forthcoming new video game Madden 10 will be seeing its fair share of metal music featured on its soundtrack, as classic songs from the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Pantera and Iron Maiden will be appearing on the game. The game will be released on July 31st.

The tracklisting for the game is as follows:

2pac - Can't C Me
Airbourne - Heads Are Gonna Roll
Alice In Chains - Them Bones
B.O.B. - Created A Monster
Bang Camaro - Revolution
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Cypress Hill - Get 'em Up
Helmet - Unsung
Iron Maiden - Aces High
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Kid Rock - I Am The Bulldog
Killswitch Engage - Reckoning
Korn - Blind
Mastodon - Divinations
Nas feat. Puff Daddy - Hate Me Now
Nirvana - Breed
Pantera - Walk
Public Enemy - Shut 'em Down
Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio
Set Your Goals - Gaia Bleeds (Make Way For Man)
Slipknot - Duality
System Of A Down - Sugar
The Vanity Plan - Before I Die
Young Dre The Truth - Cheah Beah

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Metallica And Slayer Featured In Rick Rubin Book

A new book will soon be released entitled "Rick Rubin:In The Studio" which looks at one of the most celebrated record producers of all time. The book will look at some of the most important and groundbreaking albums of all time which Rubin produced and will contain features on the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, System Of A Down, Audioslave and Danzig amongst others. The book is expected to be released this summer.

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Lemmy To Appear In Guitar Hero: Metallica

Motorhead's godly frontman Lemmy will be appearing in the forthcoming new video game Guitar Hero:Metallica. "It's great to be in 'Guitar Hero' with all these famous people and I'm really pleased to be in it with Metallica," Lemmy said, "but [frontman] James [Hetfield] is still taller than me."

The tracklisting for the game is as follows:

Metallica songs:

All Nightmare Long
Battery
Creeping Death
Disposable Heroes
Dyers Eve
Enter Sandman
Fade To Black
Fight Fire With Fire
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Frantic
Fuel
Hit The Lights
King Nothing
Master of Puppets
Mercyful Fate (Medley)
No Leaf Clover
Nothing Else Matters
One
Orion
Sad But True
Seek And Destroy
The Memory Remains
The Shortest Straw
The Thing That Should Not Be
The Unforgiven
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Wherever I May Roam
Whiplash

Other artists: More...

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Guitar Hero: Metallica Tracklisting Revealed

Metallica has now revealed the tracklisting for Guitar Hero: Metallica. As previously reported, Guitar Hero: Metallica will be hitting the streets on March 29 with some really cool features like different classic venues such as the L.A. Forum, Tushino Airfield, and The Hammersmith Odeon, the ability to play as us or in single instrument mode, and even the Expert+ setting with double bass drum kick pedals.

Here are the songs on the game, both from Metallica and other bands that they "admire and even call friends": More...

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Serj Tankian Writing Songs For A New Musical

Former System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has revealed that he is currently composing songs for a musical entitled, "Prometheus Bound" which is based on the ancient Greek tale of a mortal who stole fire from the gods. The shows book and lyrics were written by Steven Sater, who has achieved success on Broadway with "Spring Awakening"

Tankian says: "It's, I mean, I've worked with Daron (Malakian, System Of A Down guitarist), who's written some lyrics, but mostly I've wrote my own lyrics. So working with a playwright who's giving you everything that should be done and you could just provide the music as a composer is really interesting. It's exciting. It's a whole new thing for me, you know. I've never done this before, so I'm in."

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Motorhead Guitar Hero:World Tour Trailer Posted

A new trailer for the forthcoming video game, Guitar Hero:World Tour, has been posted online and features rock legends Motorhead. You can check it out below.

The game will be released on October 26th and features the following tracklisting:


311 - “Beautiful Disaster”
30 Seconds To Mars - “The Kill”
Airbourne - “Too Much Too Young”
The Allman Brothers Band - “Ramblin’Man”
Anouk - “Good God”
The Answer - “Never Too Late”
At The Drive-In - “One Armed Scissor”
Beastie Boys - “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Beatsteaks - “Hail to the Freaks”
Billy Idol - “Rebel Yell”
Black Label Society - “Stillborn”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Weapon of Choice”
Blink-182 - “Dammit”
Blondie - “One Way or Another”
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - “Hollywood Nights”
Bon Jovi - “Livin’On A Prayer”
Bullet For My Valentine - “Scream Aim Fire”
Coldplay - “Shiver”
Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Up Around The Bend”
The Cult - “Love Removal Machine”
Dinosaur Jr. - “Feel The Pain”
The Doors - “Love Me Two Times”
Dream Theater - “Pull Me Under”
The Eagles - “Hotel California”
The Enemy - “Aggro”
Filter - “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
Fleetwood Mac - “Go Your Own Way”
Foo Fighters - “Everlong”
The Guess Who - “American Woman”
Hush Puppies - “You’re Gonna Say Yeah!”
Interpol - “Obstacle 1?
Jane’s Addiction - “Mountain Song”
Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze (Live)”
Jimi Hendrix - “The Wind Cries Mary”
Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle”
Joe Satriani - “Satch Boogie”
Kent - “Vinternoll2?
Korn - “Freak On A Leash”
Lacuna Coil - “Our Truth”
Lenny Kravitz - “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
Linkin Park - “What I’ve Done”
The Living End - “Prisoner of Society”
Los Lobos - “La Bamba”
Lostprophets - “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)”
Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)”
Mars Volta - “L’Via L’Viaquez”
MC5’s Wayne Kramer - “Kick Out The Jams”
Metallica - “Trapped Under Ice”
Michael Jackson - “Beat It”
Modest Mouse - “Float On”
Motorhead - “Overkill”
Muse - “Assassin”
Negramaro - “Nuvole e Lenzuola”
Nirvana - “About a Girl (Unplugged)”
No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”
NOFX - “Soul Doubt”
Oasis - “Some Might Say”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Crazy Train”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Mr. Crowley”
Paramore - “Misery Business”
Pat Benatar - “Heartbreaker”
R.E.M. - “The One I Love”
Radio Futura - “Escuela De Calor”
Rise Against - “Re-Education Through Labor”
Sex Pistols - “Pretty Vacant”
Silversun Pickups - “Lazy Eye”
Smashing Pumpkins - “Today”
Steely Dan - “Do It Again”
Steve Miller Band - “The Joker”
Sting - “Demolition Man (Live)”
The Stone Roses - “Love Spreads”
Stuck In The Sound - “Toy Boy”
Sublime - “Santeria”
Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”
System of a Down - “B.Y.O.B.”
Ted Nugent - “Stranglehold”
Tokio Hotel - “Monsoon”
Tool - “Parabola”
Tool - “Schism”
Tool - “Vicarious”
Trust - “Antisocial”
Van Halen - “Hot For Teacher”
Willie Nelson - “On The Road Again”
Wings - “Band on the Run” More...

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Serj Tankian/Mike Patton Collaboration Online

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian and former Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton have collaborated for a track on the "Body Of Lies" soundtrack. You can listen to the song, "Birds Eye," on Serj Tankian's MySpace page.

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Scars On Broadway Cancels Tour

Scars On Broadway has announced that they will be cancelling all tour dates aswell as their appearance on the Jimmy Kemmel show with no plans to reschedule. Apparantly, the reason given is that singer/guitarist Daron Malakian doesn't feel that his heart is into touring at the present time.

Scars On Broadway sold just under 24,000 copies of their debut album this year and features System Of A Down members Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan.

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Guitar Hero Trailer With Ozzy Posted Online

A new trailer for the forthcoming video game Guitar Hero:World Tour featuring Ozzy Osbourne has been posted online. You can check it out below.

Guitar Hero:World Tour will be released on October 28th and features the following tracklisting:

311 - 'Beautiful Disaster'
30 SECONDS TO MARS - 'The Kill'
AIRBOURNE - 'Too Much Too Young'
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - 'Ramblin' Man'
ANOUK - 'Good God'
THE ANSWER - 'Never Too Late'
AT THE DRIVE-IN - 'One Armed Scissor'
BEASTIE BOYS - 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn'
BEATSTEAKS - 'Hail to the Freaks'
BILLY IDOL - 'Rebel Yell'
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 'Stillborn'
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB - 'Weapon of Choice'
BLINK-182 - 'Dammit'
BLONDIE - 'One Way or Another'
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND - 'Hollywood Nights'
BON JOVI - 'Livin’ On A Prayer'
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE - 'Scream Aim Fire'
COLDPLAY - 'Shiver'
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - 'Up Around The Bend'
THE CULT - 'Love Removal Machine'
DINOSAUR JR. - 'Feel The Pain'
THE DOORS - 'Love Me Two Times'
DREAM THEATER - 'Pull Me Under'
THE EAGLES - 'Hotel California'
THE ENEMY - 'Aggro'
FILTER - 'Hey Man, Nice Shot'
FLEETWOOD MAC - 'Go Your Own Way'
FOO FIGHTERS - 'Everlong'
THE GUESS WHO - 'American Woman'
HUSH PUPPIES - 'You're Gonna Say Yeah!'
INTERPOL - 'Obstacle 1'
JANE'S ADDICTION - 'Mountain Song'
JIMI HENDRIX - 'Purple Haze (Live)'
JIMI HENDRIX - 'The Wind Cries Mary'
JIMMY EAT WORLD - 'The Middle'
JOE SATRIANI - 'Satch Boogie'
KENT - 'Vinternoll2'
KORN - 'Freak On A Leash'
LACUNA COIL - 'Our Truth'
LENNY KRAVITZ - 'Are You Gonna Go My Way'
LINKIN PARK - 'What I've Done'
THE LIVING END - 'Prisoner of Society'
LOS LOBOS - 'La Bamba'
LOST PROPHETS - 'Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)'
LYNYRD SKYNYRD - 'Sweet Home Alabama (Live)'
MARS VOLTA - 'L'Via L'Viaquez'
MC5’S WAYNE KRAMER - 'Kick Out The Jams'
METALLICA - 'Trapped Under Ice'
MICHAEL JACKSON - 'Beat It'
MODEST MOUSE - 'Float On'
MOTÖRHEAD - 'Overkill'
MUSE - 'Assassin'
NEGRAMARO - 'Nuvole e Lenzuola'
NIRVANA - 'About a Girl (Unplugged)'
NO DOUBT - 'Spiderwebs'
NOFX - 'Soul Doubt'
OASIS - 'Some Might Say'
OZZY OSBOURNE - 'Crazy Train'
OZZY OSBOURNE - 'Mr. Crowley'
PARAMORE - 'Misery Business'
PAT BENATAR - 'Heartbreaker'
R.E.M. - 'The One I Love'
RADIO FUTURA - 'Escuela De Calor'
RISE AGAINST - 'Re-Education Through Labor'
SEX PISTOLS - 'Pretty Vacant'
SILVERSUN PICKUPS - 'Lazy Eye'
SMASHING PUMPKINS - 'Today'
STEELY DAN - 'Do It Again'
STEVE MILLER BAND - 'The Joker'
STING - 'Demolition Man (Live)'
THE STONE ROSES - 'Love Spreads'
STUCK IN THE SOUND - 'Toy Boy'
SUBLIME - 'Santeria'
SURVIVOR - 'Eye of the Tiger'
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - 'B.Y.O.B.'
TED NUGENT - 'Stranglehold'
TED NUGENT’s Original Guitar Duel Recording
TOKIO HOTEL - 'Monsoon'
TOOL - 'Parabola'
TOOL - 'Schism'
TOOL - 'Vicarious'
TRUST - 'Antisocial'
VAN HALEN - 'Hot For Teacher'
WILLIE NELSON - 'On The Road Again'
WINGS - 'Band on the Run'
ZAKK WYLDE’s Original Guitar Duel Recording More...

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Guitar Hero Trailer With Zakk Wylde Posted Online

A new trailer for the forthcoming video game Guitar Hero:World Tour, featuring Ozzy Osbourne lead guitarist/Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde has been posted online. You can check it out below.

Guitar Hero:World Tour will be released on October 26th and will feature a complete list of original recordings from the bands and artists themselves, allowing music lovers to experience their favourite songs from everyone from Dream Theater to Beastie Boys to Willie Nelson.

The track listing is as follows:


311 - “Beautiful Disaster”
30 Seconds To Mars - “The Kill”
Airbourne - “Too Much Too Young”
The Allman Brothers Band - “Ramblin’Man”
Anouk - “Good God”
The Answer - “Never Too Late”
At The Drive-In - “One Armed Scissor”
Beastie Boys - “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Beatsteaks - “Hail to the Freaks”
Billy Idol - “Rebel Yell”
Black Label Society - “Stillborn”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Weapon of Choice”
Blink-182 - “Dammit”
Blondie - “One Way or Another”
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - “Hollywood Nights”
Bon Jovi - “Livin’On A Prayer”
Bullet For My Valentine - “Scream Aim Fire”
Coldplay - “Shiver”
Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Up Around The Bend”
The Cult - “Love Removal Machine”
Dinosaur Jr. - “Feel The Pain”
The Doors - “Love Me Two Times”
Dream Theater - “Pull Me Under”
The Eagles - “Hotel California”
The Enemy - “Aggro”
Filter - “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
Fleetwood Mac - “Go Your Own Way”
Foo Fighters - “Everlong”
The Guess Who - “American Woman”
Hush Puppies - “You’re Gonna Say Yeah!”
Interpol - “Obstacle 1?
Jane’s Addiction - “Mountain Song”
Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze (Live)”
Jimi Hendrix - “The Wind Cries Mary”
Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle”
Joe Satriani - “Satch Boogie”
Kent - “Vinternoll2?
Korn - “Freak On A Leash”
Lacuna Coil - “Our Truth”
Lenny Kravitz - “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
Linkin Park - “What I’ve Done”
The Living End - “Prisoner of Society”
Los Lobos - “La Bamba”
Lostprophets - “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)”
Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)”
Mars Volta - “L’Via L’Viaquez”
MC5’s Wayne Kramer - “Kick Out The Jams”
Metallica - “Trapped Under Ice”
Michael Jackson - “Beat It”
Modest Mouse - “Float On”
Motorhead - “Overkill”
Muse - “Assassin”
Negramaro - “Nuvole e Lenzuola”
Nirvana - “About a Girl (Unplugged)”
No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”
NOFX - “Soul Doubt”
Oasis - “Some Might Say”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Crazy Train”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Mr. Crowley”
Paramore - “Misery Business”
Pat Benatar - “Heartbreaker”
R.E.M. - “The One I Love”
Radio Futura - “Escuela De Calor”
Rise Against - “Re-Education Through Labor”
Sex Pistols - “Pretty Vacant”
Silversun Pickups - “Lazy Eye”
Smashing Pumpkins - “Today”
Steely Dan - “Do It Again”
Steve Miller Band - “The Joker”
Sting - “Demolition Man (Live)”
The Stone Roses - “Love Spreads”
Stuck In The Sound - “Toy Boy”
Sublime - “Santeria”
Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”
System of a Down - “B.Y.O.B.”
Ted Nugent - “Stranglehold”
Tokio Hotel - “Monsoon”
Tool - “Parabola”
Tool - “Schism”
Tool - “Vicarious”
Trust - “Antisocial”
Van Halen - “Hot For Teacher”
Willie Nelson - “On The Road Again”
Wings - “Band on the Run” More...

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Guitar Hero: World Tour Setlist Revealed

The makers of the forthcoming new game, Guitar Hero:World Tour has announced the final tracklisting for the game which is as follows:

311 - “Beautiful Disaster”
30 Seconds To Mars - “The Kill”
Airbourne - “Too Much Too Young”
The Allman Brothers Band - “Ramblin’Man”
Anouk - “Good God”
The Answer - “Never Too Late”
At The Drive-In - “One Armed Scissor”
Beastie Boys - “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Beatsteaks - “Hail to the Freaks”
Billy Idol - “Rebel Yell”
Black Label Society - “Stillborn”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Weapon of Choice”
Blink-182 - “Dammit”
Blondie - “One Way or Another”
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - “Hollywood Nights”
Bon Jovi - “Livin’On A Prayer”
Bullet For My Valentine - “Scream Aim Fire”
Coldplay - “Shiver”
Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Up Around The Bend”
The Cult - “Love Removal Machine”
Dinosaur Jr. - “Feel The Pain”
The Doors - “Love Me Two Times”
Dream Theater - “Pull Me Under”
The Eagles - “Hotel California”
The Enemy - “Aggro”
Filter - “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
Fleetwood Mac - “Go Your Own Way”
Foo Fighters - “Everlong”
The Guess Who - “American Woman”
Hush Puppies - “You’re Gonna Say Yeah!”
Interpol - “Obstacle 1?
Jane’s Addiction - “Mountain Song”
Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze (Live)”
Jimi Hendrix - “The Wind Cries Mary”
Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle”
Joe Satriani - “Satch Boogie”
Kent - “Vinternoll2?
Korn - “Freak On A Leash”
Lacuna Coil - “Our Truth”
Lenny Kravitz - “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
Linkin Park - “What I’ve Done”
The Living End - “Prisoner of Society”
Los Lobos - “La Bamba”
Lostprophets - “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)”
Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)”
Mars Volta - “L’Via L’Viaquez”
MC5’s Wayne Kramer - “Kick Out The Jams”
Metallica - “Trapped Under Ice”
Michael Jackson - “Beat It”
Modest Mouse - “Float On”
Motorhead - “Overkill”
Muse - “Assassin”
Negramaro - “Nuvole e Lenzuola”
Nirvana - “About a Girl (Unplugged)”
No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”
NOFX - “Soul Doubt”
Oasis - “Some Might Say”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Crazy Train”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Mr. Crowley”
Paramore - “Misery Business”
Pat Benatar - “Heartbreaker”
R.E.M. - “The One I Love”
Radio Futura - “Escuela De Calor”
Rise Against - “Re-Education Through Labor”
Sex Pistols - “Pretty Vacant”
Silversun Pickups - “Lazy Eye”
Smashing Pumpkins - “Today”
Steely Dan - “Do It Again”
Steve Miller Band - “The Joker”
Sting - “Demolition Man (Live)”
The Stone Roses - “Love Spreads”
Stuck In The Sound - “Toy Boy”
Sublime - “Santeria”
Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”
System of a Down - “B.Y.O.B.”
Ted Nugent - “Stranglehold”
Tokio Hotel - “Monsoon”
Tool - “Parabola”
Tool - “Schism”
Tool - “Vicarious”
Trust - “Antisocial”
Van Halen - “Hot For Teacher”
Willie Nelson - “On The Road Again”
Wings - “Band on the Run”

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Malakian, Dolmayan Talk SOAD Hiatus and Scars

Timesonline writer Robert Collins recently sat down with Scars on Broadway members Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan to discuss System of a Down's hiatus and whether the band will reunite in the near future.

"We took a break before we broke up," admits Dolmayan. "After 12 years, it's not so much that you get tired of the people you're with, it's more that you don’t have an identity. I think System will co-exist with Scars. They will probably leapfrog each other."

"I don't know Jack White," adds Malakian, the guitarist and songwriter, "but I like what he does in the White Stripes. I've only heard a couple of songs from the Raconteurs, but I liked that, too. As artists, we don't want our music to be a brand like Coca-Cola. You want to scratch those creative itches: things that you couldn’t do in certain situations. There are things in Scars that aren't in System. I love metal, but I was taking a new direction. I wanted to express the side of me that likes Roxy Music, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead."

Now that having a second band almost makes sense, musicians are leaping on the opportunity to explore new avenues with new, and old, friends. But it’s an aside from Malakian that perhaps sheds the most light on this relatively new phenomenon. With record companies under more pressure than ever before, if profitable musicians want to release music under different names, labels are in no position to dissuade them.

"Columbia wanted the record, but they let us go out and shop it anyway," Malakian explains. "And once we shopped it, we said, 'Man, we don't want to be on Columbia any more.' Columbia don’t want to burn that bridge for when System returns, so they let us do what we want."

Rumors are circulating that the band will be reuniting to represent Armenia in next year's Eurovision song contest to be hosted in Russia, but this rumor has not yet been officially confirmed by the band.

Read the full article at Times Online.

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System Of A Down To Reunite For Eurovision 2009?

World renowned Armenian-American rock band System Of A Down has expressed interest in representing Armenia in next year's Eurovision song contest to be hosted in Russia.

Serj Tankian, the group's lead singer, recently said that the group would consider performing in Eurovision only if they would be allowed to use Eurovision as a means to advance the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

"Eurovision would be an excellent way to make this theme known. We must seriously think of this." Tankian said.

System Of A Down, which has been advocating for Armenian Genocide recognition since its early garage band days is noted for the liberal political views expressed in their songs. The band's music tackles a myriad subjects including War, corruption, religion, drug use, censorship, human rights violations, and Genocide.

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