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Serj Tankian

Serj Tankian in 2005.
Background information
Born August 21, 1967 (1967-08-21) (age 42)[1] Beirut, Lebanon[1]
Origin Armenian
Genres Alternative metal, experimental rock, art rock
Occupations Musician, singer–songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, political activist
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, piano, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, drum machine, melodica, theremin
Years active Since 1992
Labels Serjical Strike, Reprise, American, Columbia, Axis of Justice
Associated acts System of a Down, Axis of Justice, Scars on Broadway
Website www.serjicalstrike.com
serjtankian.com
Notable instruments
First Act – Double cutaway Lola[2]
.Serj Tankian (born August 21, 1967) (Pronounced: Surjh Tahn-kee-ahn) is an Armenian-American singer–songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.^ Singer-songwriter Serj Tankian talks about the new breed of activists.
  • Tavis Smiley: Paul Krugman, Serj Tankian: TV Schedule: Rocky Mountain PBS ( a1) 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.rmpbs.org [Source type: General]

^ My favorite singer is Serj Tankian .
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Serj Tankian (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, keyboardist, and occasionally live rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band, System of a Down.^ Also here with us is Serj Tankian, lead vocalist of the alternative rock band System of a Down.
  • Pop Musicians Revisit Themes of Social Consciousness : NPR 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ He is best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist of the alternative metal band System of a Down.
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ System Of A Down is a truly inspiratonal band.
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

.In 2002, Tankian and Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello co-founded a non-profit political activist organization, Axis of Justice.^ In 2002, Serj and Tom Morello co-founded a non-profit political activist organization, Axis of Justice .
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ On and off stage, he is helping to lead the fight for recognition of the Armenian Genocide through his lyrics and the political activism of Axis of Justice , a group he co-founded with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello .
  • Serj Tankian: Alternative Rock's Political Poet | Mother Jones 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

^ Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization co-founded by Serj Tankian (of System of a Down) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman).
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.During his musical career, he has released five albums with System of a Down, one with Arto Tunçboyacıyan (Serart), as well as his debut solo album Elect the Dead.^ System of a Down already has 3 great albums, one of which was a great seller, Toxicity.
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ His new solo album is titled "Elect the Dead."
  • Pop Musicians Revisit Themes of Social Consciousness : NPR 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Were their things on this solo album that you think you wouldn't have been able to do on a System of a Down album?
  • System Of A Down's Serj Tankian Talks About Politics, The Record Industry And His Solo Debut - Starpulse Entertainment News 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.starpulse.com [Source type: General]

.He is named the 26th-greatest metal vocalist of all time by Hit Parader magazine.^ David Bowie Video Showcase David Bowie: The greatest singer/songwriter of all time!
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Poppa Ducky : In my opinion, Serj Tankian is one of the greatest vocalists of all time.
  • Serj Tankian: 'Beethoven's Cunt' Premiere @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Contents

Biography

Early life and career

.Serj Tankian was born on August 21, 1967. He and his family immigrated to Los Angeles in the USA in 1975. There, he joined Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School, and eventually started studies in marketing.^ Serj Tankian (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ System of a Down singer Serj Tankian talks about going solo, his Armenian Genocide activism, Dennis Kucinich, and the decline of Western civilization.
  • Serj Tankian: Alternative Rock's Political Poet | Mother Jones 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

^ San Roman: Serj Tankian, I want to thank you for joining us and talking about this issue.
  • Serj Tankian Transcript - uprisingradio.org 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC uprisingradio.org [Source type: Original source]

.Later Serj started a software company from the ground up called "Ultimate Solutions", this became very successful but Tankian sold the business to focus on his passion in music.^ Sure, I like to find out about people I respect too but sometimes that’s not necessarily the best thing for music.” When Serj Tankian talks, he does so very gently, very soothingly.
  • Serj Tankian: "The Simple Life" - Serj Tankian Discussion Board 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC board.serjtankian.com [Source type: General]

^ Serj Tankian: Both can be very fun depending on the season.
  • MVRemix Urban Interviews Serj Tankian (System of a Down) | Online Rap Magazine | US and Canadian Underground Hip Hop and Soul - exclusive interviews, reviews, articles 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.mvremix.com [Source type: General]

^ Serj Tankian: I was criticizing the U.S. government for its past involvement in the Middle East and how our foreign policy has been very unjust based on the profits for multinationals.
  • Rock's axis of activism - Salon.com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

Soil and System of a Down

.Daron Malakian met Serj Tankian in 1992, while they both shared the same rehearsal studio in different bands.^ Also here with us is Serj Tankian, lead vocalist of the alternative rock band System of a Down.
  • Pop Musicians Revisit Themes of Social Consciousness : NPR 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ We’ve been talking for nearly two hours now and Tankian needs to leave to get to rehearsals with his new band – the splendidly named Flying C**ts of Chaos.
  • Serj Tankian: "The Simple Life" - Serj Tankian Discussion Board 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC board.serjtankian.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by ATWAISBEST: I really like SOAD coz they make different music and Serj's voice is weird but great!
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

.Serj was playing keyboard for a band, and Daron was singing lead vocals for another band.^ Morello enlisted the support of Serj Tankian, lead singer of the multiplatinum-selling nu metal band System of a Down, who were also slated for Ozzfest.
  • Rock's axis of activism - Salon.com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Both a solo singer and lead singer of the band System of A Down, Serj Tankian stands out as one of the world's most outspoken anti-war protesters ever.
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ System of A Down Serj Tankian (vocals) Daron Malakian (Guitars) Shavo Odadjian (bass) John Dolmayan (drums) .
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.They formed a jam band called Soil (Serj on vocals/keyboards and Daron on guitar[citation needed]; not to be confused with the Chicago band Soil) with Domingo Laranio (drums) and Dave Hakopyan (bass).^ Serj works much less wih the guitar on his album as the band soad does but instead uses more piano.
  • Serj Tankian: 'Beethoven's Cunt' Premiere @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then there's a band called Bad Acid Trip, which Daron (Malakian) my guitarist is producing.
  • NY Rock Interview with Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.nyrock.com [Source type: General]

^ Then we have the bands that we signed, one of which I'm producing called Slow Motion Reign, and they're an amazing Beatlesque type of four piece, singer-songwriters, amazing melodies.
  • NY Rock Interview with Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.nyrock.com [Source type: General]

Around this time, they also met Shavo Odadjian. .The next year, in 1994, after one supposed jam session recording and one live show, Dave and Domingo left, thinking the band wasn't going anywhere.^ This one’s going to kill live.

^ As for the lead guitar (solos) , i think the're very fast , technical , well played , but again they don't seem to go anywhere.

^ I would bet they wouldnt be going anywhere together for at least a year.
  • Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead - The Explosm Fora 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]
.The band later broke up and Tankian and Malakian formed a new band "System of a Down," based on a poem that Daron wrote entitled "Victims of the Down". During their activity the band and Tankian were several times accused of being nationalist in their music and clips.^ System Of A Down is a truly inspiratonal band.
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • Serj Tankian - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

^ After fronting the Grammy Award-winning, Los Angeles-based alternative rock band System of a Down for more than 10 years, he's now touring to support Elect the Dead , his first solo effort.
  • Serj Tankian: Alternative Rock's Political Poet | Mother Jones 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

.Shavo Odadjian thought that the word System appealed to a much broader audience than "Victims," and they wanted their albums to be stored near Slayer's.^ I liked the first two System of A Down albums, but everything they've put out just sounds wayyyy too alike.
  • Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead - The Explosm Fora 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And Shavo (Odadjian, bass player in System of a Down) came and did some scratching on a couple of the songs, DJ stuff.
  • NY Rock Interview with Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.nyrock.com [Source type: General]

^ You know, we don't think of ourselves as a political band, but it's also something that they wanted to share with their audience.
  • Pop Musicians Revisit Themes of Social Consciousness : NPR 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

.Odadjian was the band's original manager and promoter, but joined as the bassist, and managerial duties were taken over by the Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group and founder David "Beno" Benveniste.^ You can tell they really clicked with their musical styles and managed to hammer out the entire album in 6 days.
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

.Daron then asked his friend Ontronik "Andy" Khachaturian (who had played in his first band with Daron at age 15) to join the band as the drummer.^ As someone who played in a hard-rock band for a long time, I thought, this is my music too.
  • Rock's axis of activism - Salon.com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Thursday, October 15, 2009 - Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo first aired: October 16, 2009 (#1809) Father-daughter musicians Pete Escovedo and Sheila E. discuss playing ...
  • Tavis Smiley: Paul Krugman, Serj Tankian: TV Schedule: Rocky Mountain PBS ( a1) 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.rmpbs.org [Source type: General]

[4] .Andy was later replaced by their current drummer, John Dolmayan, due to a hand injury.^ John Dolmayan (SOADs drummer) and Brian Brain Mantia (Primus, Gun N Roses) helped by playing drums.
  • MVRemix Urban Interviews Serj Tankian (System of a Down) | Online Rap Magazine | US and Canadian Underground Hip Hop and Soul - exclusive interviews, reviews, articles 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.mvremix.com [Source type: General]

^ Tell our listeners about the three day Washington D.C. Campaign for recognition that you and System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan will be participating in.
  • Serj Tankian Transcript - uprisingradio.org 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC uprisingradio.org [Source type: Original source]

Other works

.During System of a Down's days, Tankian was the vocalist in other bands for certain songs such as Mushroom Cult by Dog Fashion Disco and lent his vocals to the song Mein by Deftones.^ System Of A Down is a truly inspiratonal band.
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ System of a Down singer Serj Tankian talks about going solo, his Armenian Genocide activism, Dennis Kucinich, and the decline of Western civilization.
  • Serj Tankian: Alternative Rock's Political Poet | Mother Jones 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

^ Also here with us is Serj Tankian, lead vocalist of the alternative rock band System of a Down.
  • Pop Musicians Revisit Themes of Social Consciousness : NPR 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

.He also sang backup vocals on a song for Hed PE called "Feel Good". He produced "Enter the Chicken" by Buckethead, and provided vocals to the Buckethead songs We Are One, Coma, and Waiting Hare.^ That one wasn't as good as Sky is Over or Empty Walls, but it was still a pretty good song!
  • Serj Tankian: 'Beethoven's Cunt' Premiere @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then we have the bands that we signed, one of which I'm producing called Slow Motion Reign, and they're an amazing Beatlesque type of four piece, singer-songwriters, amazing melodies.
  • NY Rock Interview with Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.nyrock.com [Source type: General]

.With Serjical Strike Records, he endeavors to offer those musicians often ignored by the mainstream a possibility to release their music and be heard.^ The dynamic one-off performance was recorded and filmed in HD by six cameras, and the dramatic result has been captured in Elect the Dead Symphony — a CD/DVD that will be released by Serjical Strike/Reprise Records on March 9, 2010.
  • Mickie's Zoo: Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC mickieszoo.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Licensed to: Serjical Strike Records/Warner Bros .
  • Serj Tankian: "The Simple Life" - Serj Tankian Discussion Board 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC board.serjtankian.com [Source type: General]

.The first release of Tankian's new label was Serart, an album by Tankian himself, and Arto Tunçboyacıyan, a Turkish-Armenian friend of Tankian's.^ Andrew McMahon to appear on "The Daily Show" Luna Blanca releases new album Burns & Poe make video with Dallas Cowboy Cheerlea...
  • Mickie's Zoo: Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC mickieszoo.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Enya to release best of album and DVD The New Regime's "Coup" limited package is out now...
  • Mickie's Zoo: Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC mickieszoo.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Check out Serj Tankian's new music video for "Sky Is Over" here from his debut solo album "Elect the Dead" in stores now!
  • Music on Facebook | Serj Tankian - free music, pictures, videos 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In 2007, Serj composed and wrote "The Essence of Tequila" and "Chicakong" [5] for the video game soundtrack of John Woo Presents Stranglehold. He also helped with "Stranglehold Rough 2" and "Pianoimprovstrangle 2".[6]
.More recently, he sang with Les Rita Mitsouko on the song "Terminal Beauty". Also, he sang with the band Fair to Midland during a live improvisational version of their song "Walls of Jericho", from the album Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True, which was a massive hit with fans.^ MJ: You've got a lot of political commentary on the album, with songs like "The Unthinking Majority," and "Elect the Dead."
  • Serj Tankian: Alternative Rock's Political Poet | Mother Jones 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

^ At first, with agitprop rockers Rage Against the Machine, and more recently with his new band Audioslave, the guitarist has used music as a conduit for social and political commitment.
  • Rock's axis of activism - Salon.com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ They tend to be songs that are maybe buried a little bit more in the album.
  • Pop Musicians Revisit Themes of Social Consciousness : NPR 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

He often collaborates as well with his close friend, director Diran Noubar on various projects, including the voice-over of Noubar's "Armenia, a Country Under Blockade". Noubar played some guitar on Tankian's Elect the Dead album on the track "Saving Us" and directed the music video for "Baby".
Tankian is also politically involved. .Together with Tom Morello, he founded the organization Axis of Justice.^ Tom Morello and Serj are great together!
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Audioslave's Tom Morello and System of a Down's Serj Tankian on Bush's war plans, the corporate media after 9/11 and how their Axis of Justice can reach America's alienated youth.
  • Rock's axis of activism - Salon.com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ MJ: How do you and Tom Morello connect, exactly, and how does that make Axis of Justice work?
  • Serj Tankian: Alternative Rock's Political Poet | Mother Jones 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

.Tankian is a New Zealand resident and has a secondary vacation dwelling there.^ Also, Serj Tankian now resides in New Zealand, until the end of the Iraq War.
  • Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead - The Explosm Fora 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7] .There has been a misconception that he intends to stay in New Zealand until the Iraq War is over, but as stated in an interview, Tankian has no intention of doing so.^ Also, Serj Tankian now resides in New Zealand, until the end of the Iraq War.
  • Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead - The Explosm Fora 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I swear,I do...You just made me read the best interview in the world....Thank you so much When love is for the highest bidder, there can be no trust, without trust there is no love!!!
  • Serj Tankian: "The Simple Life" - Serj Tankian Discussion Board 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC board.serjtankian.com [Source type: General]

^ Serj Tankian: Real democracy is one where there are no levers that may reverse popular vote (electoral reversal in 2000).
  • Denver - Backbeat Online - Q&A With Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC blogs.westword.com [Source type: General]

He often speaks publicly against violence and injustice in the world.
.Tankian is at work on a second album, originally due in 2009 but then delayed most likely until sometime in 2010[citation needed].^ I wish that i could work with Serj Tankian and his band, it is a dream :D. I cant wait for SOAD's next album, they are a great band.
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

It is said to be more of a jazz and orchestral based sound. .A new song, "Sounds of War", has shown up in recent concert setlists; it has a jazz fusion style and it is unknown if it will be on the second record.^ Yes, some of his songs do sound very similar but that is because he has his own style.
  • Serj Tankian: 'Beethoven's Cunt' Premiere @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Awesome producer but there’s always a fear that anything he touches will end up sounding like ‘an Andy Sneap record.’ That’s certainly not the case here.

^ Omar Rodriguez Lopez releases new album today Sleeping with Sirens signs with Rise Records U2 adds second show at Angel Stadium MySpace and Grand Ole Opry to stream concert with ...
  • Mickie's Zoo: Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC mickieszoo.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.Said Tankian of the second album, "I'm structuring the next record kind of like a jazz orchestral.^ Plus he's said before he loves hearing reports ask "Whats with all the c****" or something like that haha Anyway, love the song, love the man, love the album.
  • Serj Tankian: 'Beethoven's Cunt' Premiere @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I wish that i could work with Serj Tankian and his band, it is a dream :D. I cant wait for SOAD's next album, they are a great band.
  • antiMUSIC - Buzz or Hype? Serj Tankian - Serart 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

I've got a full orchestra interested, so I want this giant electric guitar in the air to be played by a full orchestra. I want the orchestra to be the electric guitar. .I want to make an orchestra do what it's never done before, like a GG Allin type orchestra.^ Tankian: It's kind of like asking a chef when he's making food how he wants people to taste it.
  • System of a Down's Serj Tankian Sings of Hope and Utter Despair | Media and Technology | AlterNet 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

Think of that." [8] Tankian released a new song "Fears" in November 2008 exclusively in support of Amnesty International's Global Write-A-Thon [9]
.Tankian told The Pulse of Radio that the highlights of his last eight months on the road may soon be documented in a DVD featuring videos, live performances and behind-the-scenes footage.^ The DVD also features rare and intimate backstage footage, as well as one-on-one interviews with Tankian and various members of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Mickie's Zoo: Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC mickieszoo.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ A month ago I had never heard of Serj Tankian, but my 3 brothers, knowing me to be an extreme activist myself, knew I'd love this guy and told me about him.
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ So this video may not be living up to your standards and expectations but then again why should it, why are you even bothering to watch it if you don't like the music.
  • Serj Tankian: 'Beethoven's Cunt' Premiere @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.July 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Serj is also set to release a CD/DVD of his recent performance with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, titled Elect the Dead Symphony.^ Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD .
  • Mickie's Zoo: Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC mickieszoo.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Serj Tankian and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra perform "Empty Walls" at the Auckland Town Hall on March 16, 2009.
  • New Clip of Serj & the APO... - Serj Tankian's MySpace Blog | 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some bands we've released indie ourselves (Buckethead and Friends, BAd Acid Trip, Kittens for Chrisitan), others we've put out through majors (Fair to Midland on Universal, Axis of Justice CD/DVD on Sony, and Elect the Dead on Reprise/Warner).
  • MVRemix Urban Interviews Serj Tankian (System of a Down) | Online Rap Magazine | US and Canadian Underground Hip Hop and Soul - exclusive interviews, reviews, articles 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.mvremix.com [Source type: General]

Whether the original DVD is still planned on being released is unknown. Elect the Dead Symphony was originally scheduled to be released October 2009; however, the release date has changed to March 9, 2010.
Tankian is currently co-writing a musical with the American playwright Steven Sater. It is based on the Ancient Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound. He stated that eight songs have been completed and that there will be a record.[10]
Tankian has collaborated with band Visa to release a new track "Viktor".[11]
.On February 15, 2010 Serj Tankian released a new single, "The Charade."^ Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD .
  • Mickie's Zoo: Serj Tankian to release new CD/DVD 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC mickieszoo.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Serj Tankian Last Updated: 1/12/2010 Send Message Instant Message Email to a Friend Subscribe .
  • New Clip of Serj & the APO... - Serj Tankian's MySpace Blog | 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And if Serj Tankian thinks it sounds good and is worth releasing for us to listen to, who are we to say it's bad?
  • Serj Tankian: 'Beethoven's Cunt' Premiere @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The song is available as a digital download on iTunes.^ Each song, which is accompanied by a video created by film directors, painters and digital artists, is available free of charge on Tankian's official website .
  • System of a Down's Serj Tankian Sings of Hope and Utter Despair | Media and Technology | AlterNet 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Click here to buy Max EP, my new 8 song digital download collection that comes with a 10 page hand drawn digital booklet for only $5!
  • Serj Tankian: "The Simple Life" - Serj Tankian Discussion Board 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC board.serjtankian.com [Source type: General]

Animal rights

In recent years Tankian has taken a stance supporting animal rights. He also has become a vegetarian who has strong feelings against the establishment of industrial slaughterhouses. In an interview with PETA, he also claimed his change due to "touring and its variety of edible crap", and also he felt it was "instinctive somewhat". Furthermore, he also feels the need for respect towards 'mother earth'.[12]
.In July 2009, Serj signed a PETA petition against the slaughtering methods of chickens in KFC slaughterhouses.^ Serj Tankian-solo artist and lead singer of the currently hiatus-ing System of a Down-signed our petition against fast-food giant KFC because he wants to help end the horrible suffering of chickens at the hands of KFC's suppliers.
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Kentucky Fried Cruelty Take Action: Serj Tankian Signs New KFC Petition!
  • Serj Tankian 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

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Serj Tankian and The F.C.C.

  • Serj Tankian — Lead vocalist, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, guitar
.The F.C.C. (Flying Cunts of Chaos) was Serj's backing band when he played live up until 2009. .^ Originally Posted by Tosh0 i saw serj live when he was playing with the foo fighters he was pretty good, a lot of energy and got the crowd goin .
  • Serj Tankian live - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 22 January 2010 0:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Current members

Former members

Discography

System of a Down

Solo work

Bibliography

Awards

  • In 2002, System of a Down was nominated for a Grammy Award in Best Metal Performance for their song Chop Suey! but lost to Schism by Tool
  • In 2003, System of a Down was nominated for a Grammy Award in Best Hard Rock Performance for Aerials but lost to All My Life by Foo Fighters
  • In 2005, System of a Down won for Best Alternative Act in the Europe Music Awards
  • In 2006, System of a Down won their first Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for B.Y.O.B.
  • In 2006, System of a Down won the "MTV Good Woodie Award" for their song Question!
  • In 2006, System of a Down's song Toxicity was #14 on the VH1 Top 40 Metal Songs list
  • In 2007, System of a Down was nominated for a Grammy Award in Best Hard Rock Performance for their song Lonely Day but lost to Woman by Wolfmother

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