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Fascinating Fact 8277

3rd November 2009

Three members of SYSTEM OF A DOWN gave fans a Halloween treat on Saturday night (31Oct09) with a reunion show in Los Angeles. Drummer JOHN DOLMAYAN, guitarist DARON MALAKIAN and SHAVO ODADJIAN performed three songs...

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Scars Scrap North American Tour

7th October 2008

SYSTEM OF A DOWN spin-off group SCARS ON BROADWAY have scrapped their first North American tour because frontman DARON MALAKIAN isn't in the mood to hit the road. The rocker and bandmate John Dolmayan have...

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Scars Scrap Norway Show

10th September 2008

SYSTEM OF A DOWN spin-off band SCARS ON BROADWAY scrapped a show in Norway on Tuesday (09Sep08) to allow singer DARON MALAKIAN to recover from a throat infection. Malakian and SOAD drummer John Dolmayan were...

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System Of A Down Stars Plays Train Station Gig

30th July 2008

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bandmates JOHN DOLMAYAN and DARON MALAKIAN debuted material from their new band SCARS ON BROADWAY in Los Angeles' famous Union Station on Monday night (28Jul08). The duo and their new bandmates...

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System Hiatus Blamed On 'Creative Differences'

17th April 2008

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's guitarist DARON MALAKIAN denies a rift within the band prompted them to take a break - insisting "creative differences" were behind the group's current hiatus. The Chop Suey! rocker has hit...

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Malakian: 'System Of A Down Will Never Reform'

19th February 2008

Former SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist DARON MALAKIAN has warned optimistic fans the band will never reunite. The group took a break in 2006 to focus on other projects - frontman Serj Tankian went on...

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Fascinating Fact 4292

14th November 2007

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer JOHN DOLMAYAN and guitarist DARON MALAKIAN have formed side-project SCARS ON BROADWAY during their band's current hiatus. The new group's debut album is due for release in summer 2008.

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Malakian: 'I'm Proud Of My Anti-war Stance'

2nd January 2007

SYSTEM OF A DOWN rocker DARON MALAKIAN is proud his band spoke out against the war in Iraq because so few others had the courage to do the same. The guitarist was personally affected by...

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System Of A Down Future Uncertain

28th December 2006

American rockers SYSTEM OF A DOWN insist they are not splitting up - but admit the band has an uncertain musical future. JOHN DOLMAYAN, DARON MALAKIAN, SERJ TANKIAN and SHAVO ODADJIAN announced their hiatus from...

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System Star Malakian Plans New Band

10th June 2006

Workaholic SYSTEM OF A DOWN star DARON MALAKIAN is already making plans to form his own band when the group starts a planned hiatus after headlining the Ozzfest tour. Malakian is in the process of...

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System Of A Down Take A Hiatus

4th May 2006

Rockers SYSTEM OF A DOWN are taking a lengthy hiatus following their headlining slot on this summer's (06) Ozzfest tour of the US. Guitarist DARON MALAKIAN has confirmed the break will probably last a few...

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The Things They Say 1354

17th February 2006

"If I were president I'd legalise all drugs." SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer/guitarist DARON MALAKIAN lets his thoughts on anti-drug campaigning be known....

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Malakian Considers 'Revolving Door' Band

9th February 2006

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist DARON MALAKIAN is considering continuously changing the line-up of his new band, so the focus stays on him. The rocker has written stacks of material for side project SCARS...

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System Of A Down Rocker Going Solo

2nd February 2006

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist/vocalist DARON MALAKIAN will record a solo album once his band wraps up touring their hit albums MEZMERIZE/HYPNOTIZE. The TOXICITY rocker claims he has written enough material to fill numerous...

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System Of A Down's Studio Brawl

16th November 2005

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bandmates DARON MALAKIAN and JOHN DOLMAYAN both landed in hospital after a vicious fight while recording 2001 album TOXICITY. The pair - guitarist Malakian and drummer Dolmayan - only have...

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Malakian Amazed By Fbi Investigation Reports

13th May 2005

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist DARON MALAKIAN is bemused by reports the band are under investigation by the FBI and CIA - as he insists they have no intention of being "dangerous". The Armenian...

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Malakian: 'I'm Not The Leader'

13th May 2005

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist DARON MALAKIAN refuses to be considered as the band's frontman, and insists the secret of their success is their sense of democracy within the group. The Armenian American rockers,...

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Malakian: 'Horror Movies Are Vital For Society'

22nd April 2005

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist DARON MALAKIAN is obsessed with horror movies - because they provide important social commentary. The MESMERISE rocker has been catching up with his collection of chillers while...

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Malakian: 'Hollywood Glamour Is A Myth'

18th April 2005

SYSTEM OF A DOWN rocker DARON MALAKIAN is disillusioned with Hollywood, insisting the glamorous image hides a dark side. The singer, who has born and raised in the star-studded neighbourhood, claims problems are caused...

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System Of A Down Star's War Traumas

12th August 2003

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist DARON MALAKIAN found watching TV coverage of the Iraq war to be a harrowing experience - because he knew 40 of his relatives were fighting for survival in Baghdad....

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System Of A Down Guitarist Hits The Major League

28th July 2003

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist DARON MALAKIAN is seeing a childhood dream come true - he has been picked to play at the DODGERS' major-league baseball stadium in Los Angeles. The AERIALS rocker...

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System Rocker Torn By Iraqi Conflict

3rd July 2003

SYSTEM OF A DOWN star DARON MALAKIAN easily got fired up for the group's new album - because his relatives in Iraq were being bombed by America at the time. The rocker's grandmother and...

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