SERJ TANKIAN Covers THE BEATLES' 'Girl'; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian performing a cover of THE BEATLES' "Girl" on October 22, 2007 at The Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas can be viewed below.

In a recent interview with Live Daily, Serj was asked which covers was going to be performing on his current tour. "One of the covers I'm doing is [the DEAD KENNEDYS'] 'Holiday in Cambodia', which I did with the FOO FIGHTERS at the VMAs," he said. "I figured, 'Hey, if I'm going to get that down and learn it, I might as well have the band learn it as well.' For the other one, I asked the band, 'Do you guys know any songs? Any cool covers we could play?' The pianist was like, 'I could do 'Girl' by THE BEATLES.' I'm like, 'All right, let's try it.' We kind of tweaked it our own way and it came out kind of funny."

Serj Tankian's first solo album, "Elect the Dead" was released this past Tuesday (October 23).

"Elect the Dead" is the first new release from a member of SYSTEM OF A DOWN since the band went on hiatus in the fall of 2006.

Although Tankian played most of the instruments on the record himself, SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan contributed to a few songs.

Dolmayan is also in a new band called SCARS ON BROADWAY with SYSTEM guitarist Daron Malakian.

Tankian and his backing band, the FCC, will head to the U.K. early next month to open for FOO FIGHTERS.


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