SCARS ON BROADWAY — the new band led by SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan — has tapped Joel Schumacher, a feature director whose credits include "The Lost Boys", "Batman Forever", "Flatliners" and "St. Elmo's Fire", to helm its video for the song "World Long Gone". The shoot is taking place today (Tuesday, August 19) in Southern California.Schumacher previously directed the BUSH clip "Letting The Cables Sleep" plus music video tie-ins for his "Batman" movies, including SEAL's "A Kiss From A Rose". SCARS ON BROADWAY sold just under 24,000 copies of its self-titled debut album in the United States during its first week of release to debut at position No. 17 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number represents roughly 36 percent of the 66,000 opening tally registered by "Elect the Dead", the debut solo effort from SYSTEM lead singer Serj Tankian, which came out last fall through the Warner Music Group. Both SCARS ON BROADWAY and SYSTEM lead singer Serj Tankian declined to release their latest projects through Columbia Records, where SYSTEM has been signed since 1998. SYSTEM OF A DOWN has been on hiatus since 2006 while its members have pursued various personal projects.
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