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Free Music Weekend! Serj Tankian - 'Harakiri'

7/7/2012 5:57pm EDT
Serj Tankian
With the release of Serj Tankian's new album Harakiri coming up on Tuesday, July 10th, fans can now stream the entire album on Red Bull's website. Serj has a busy release week ahead of him in LA. He's hosting a release event at the WBR Offices in Burbank on Monday, July 9th, performing the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! Weds, July 11th and at KROQ's Red Bull Sound Space Thurs, July 12th.

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Metal Heavyweights Pay Tribute To 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott During Five-Hour Benefit Concert

12/15/2011 9:59pm EST
Dimebag Darrell
System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian, Tom Morello and Disturbed star David Draiman were among the rockers who paid tribute to late Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at a marathon party in Hollywood on Wednesday night.

The trio joined members of Pantera, Sebastian Bach, Duff McKagan and singer/songwriter Ben Harper at the Dimebag Bash, which annually honors the memory of Abbott, who was the victim of a crazed gunman at a concert in 2004.

The night's highlights included a version of Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" performed by Morello and Tankian, and a reworking of P...

System Of A Down Plan 2011 Reunion

12/21/2010 11:28pm EST
System Of A Down
Armenian-Americans System Of A Down are to reunite for a series of shows in Europe next year.

The acclaimed quartet announced an indefinite hiatus in 2006 and haven't worked together as a band since.

But, in a post online, the group reveals it has booked 10 European shows in 2011.

The statement on the band's website reads, "We have no master plan. We are playing these shows simply because we want to play together again."

Bassist Shavo Odadjian recently told Hustler magazine the bandmates agreed to an indefinite hiatus to stave off a permanent split after success started to get the bette...

Starpulse Spotlights Artists With Unique Sound

12/4/2007 1:55pm EST
Serj Tankian
Bored of today's overly pop produced offerings? Looking for something different to add to your playlist? If finding different musical genres is something you'd like to explore, there is the solution. Check out this small collection of artists who have a unique sound:

Some artists have been around for some time but have finally come into their own. Take Serj Tankian, former frontman of System of a Down. His latest single, "Empty Walls," depicts him as a very different looking Uncle Sam but conveys a great message that people may not necessarily hear.

There's another gifted ...

System Of A Down's Serj Tankian Talks About Politics, The Record Industry And His Solo Debut

10/22/2007 12:24pm EDT
Serj Tankian
With his debut solo album Elect the Dead, System of a Down front man Serj Tankian delivers a record that's certain to satisfy old fans and win plenty of new ones. It rocks, it inspires, and it pushes the boundaries of what we've come to expect from one of music's most talented and dynamic vocalists. caught up with Serj days before the album's October 23rd release date to discuss the current state of American politics and the role it plays in his music, his plans for the future, and making songs that'll cause a person to explode out of their rectum.

You put out a gre...

Wyclef Jean's 'The Carnival II: Memoirs Of An Immigrant' To Be Released Dec. 4

10/17/2007 5:06pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean -- the Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, hip-hop pioneer, and humanitarian who founded the legendary ensemble the Fugees -- returns to Columbia Records with "The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant," the artist's first full-length album for the label since his third solo album, Masquerade, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #6 in June 2002. "The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant" is slated for release on December 4th.

With "The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant," his sixth full-length studio album, Wyclef Jean continues the autobiographical musical odyssey he be...

Serj Tankian To Release Debut Solo Album, 'Elect The Dead,' Oct. 23

10/8/2007 2:24pm EDT
Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian, the visionary frontman for multi-platinum rock band System Of A Down, has set a date to release his debut solo album, entitled Elect The Dead, which will be released on Serjical Strike/Reprise Records on October 23rd.

Known for his work with hard-rock agitators SOAD, Tankian says he had no clue he was about to make a rock record when he began to record at his home studio in Los Angeles last summer. "I was writing more traditional type songs on my piano and acoustic guitar, with a classical, almost operatic flavor; and lo and behold, it ended up being a rock record. Funny ...

Fair To Midland Announces Tour Dates With Serj Tankian

10/8/2007 12:32pm EDT
Fair to Midland
Kerrang has called Fair to Midland "utterly captivating" and the LA Times has praised them for their "potent emotional hard rock."

They are currently being featured in October's issue of Alternative Press and their second single "Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes" off their album Fables From a Mayfly debuted at #3 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.

Fair to Midland is currently touring the US with Chevelle, and has also announced a bunch of dates with Serj Tankian: Oct 28 in San Francisco (where FTM just opened for the Smashing Pumpkins in July) and the UK and Europe in November.